Shelja Sen lives in Delhi with her husband and two vibrant children, Nishat and Anya. Shelja is a child & adolescent psychologist and family therapist. She loves children and believes that more than professional training, the children - hers as well and those of other parents -- she has worked with for over two decades, are the ones who taught her about life. Shelja has co-founded Children First, an institute fo r child & adolescent mental health and she also practises there. She holds workshops and writes regular columns on parenting for Indian parents. Her passion for parenting pushed her to write this book in which she shares her journey. Shelja believes that parenting is not about fixing the child but growing up and empowering ourselves on this journey. Shelja also loves the outdoors and enjoys listening to music, watching movies, baking, dancing, reading books and writing. You could write to Shelja at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Children First at www.childrenfirstindia.com
Parenting is about being present to ourselves and to our children in the here and now. When we are less mindful and more mindless, parenting can become a knee-jerk reaction. However, when we are more mindful, we create the inner space to reach out to our own wisdom and respond with clear thinking, understanding and acceptance of 'what is'.