Hands-on Wisdom for the Next Generation

by Dawn Menken, Ph.D.


Parenting / Psychology
264 Pages, 6x9
Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Kindle/Mobipocket
Retail Price: US $18.95 (CA $22.95)
ISBN 978-0-9852667-4-5 (paper)
Distributor: IPG / SPU
Publication Date: Dec 2013

IN THIS CUTTING-EDGE BOOK, therapist, parent, and visionary Dr. Dawn Menken introduces a fresh approach to the joy and wonder of the world of parenting. Going beyond the conventional "how to" book, Raising Parents, Raising Kids is the ultimate guide to nurturing the emotional, spiritual, and social lives of children, helping parents create a more meaningful relationship with their children by supporting their deepest nature. Loaded with practical tips, inspiring examples, and her own intimate stories, Menken uses the principles of process-oriented psychology to help parents, caretakers, and educators navigate the complex waters of conflict, power dynamics, diversity, and other social challenges, and offers ground-breaking insights and techniques to tackle the burgeoning problem of bullying. Menken goes on to address challenges of the parenting relationship, parents' own personal growth, and the call to parent not only our children, but also the planet, and ultimately ourselves.

Advance Praise

"Provides parents with essential insights and down-to-earth tools to serve the sacred task of parenting."
—TOBIN HART, PH.D., Author of The Secret Spiritual World of Children

"A must read for everybody who cares about the state of our relationships and our world."
—PIERRE MORIN, M.D., PH.D., Coauthor of Inside Coma

"A crucial book for parents and educators of this millennium."
—JENN DAVID-LANG, Editor of The Main Idea

“A treasure-trove of insightful stories, advice, and guidance for parents, therapists, teachers...”
—JULIE DIAMOND, PH.D., Coauthor of A Path Made by Walking

    Photo Credit: Jerry Grant

   Photo Credit: Jerry Grant

Dawn Menken, Ph.D. is a certified process worker and has a private practice in Portland, Oregon where she works with adults, children, and families. She is a senior faculty member at the Process Work Institute Graduate School, was a co-creator of its Master of Arts degree programs, and served as the academic dean of the Conflict Facilitation program for the last decade. A conflict resolution educator and facilitator, Dawn offers workshops worldwide. Motherhood has been a big inspiration for Dawn and continues to inform her creativity in her approach to working with children, families, and groups, and the global community. For more information, visit www.dawnmenken.com.