Gaskill explains eight systemic laws ofparenting by using relevant clinical sketches from his practice as a marriageand family counselor.
Book Review by Pam Gordon
Systemic Parenting: An Exploration of the Parenting Big Picture
by Mark Gaskill
This is a technical book which examines the eight “systemic laws” that Gaskill considers crucial to raising a child well. It really is the big picture of parenting. If you buy this book, be prepared to think–in depth.
First, let me say that this is a rather technical book and will not suit every parent. It is not a "how-to" book but rather one which examines the eight “systemic laws” that Gaskill considers crucial to successful raising of a child. It really is the big picture of parenting.
Starting with the premise that a child is not being raised alone–he or she is being raised in a family, whether it is a family of two or ten, Gaskill explains these systemic laws by using relevant clinical sketches.
If you buy this book, be prepared to think, in depth, and to reflect on parenting in ways that will open your mind to new possibilities for your family.
The author, a marriage and family counselor, writes, "Systemic Parenting explores the bigger picture of parenting and supports the parent develop greater levels of intimacy, empathy, emotional safety in this most important relationship. Systemic Parenting is appropriate for any parent."