Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Giveaway: Strong Roots Have No Fear


Friends, I love the subject of today's giveaway. This book is for every single parent. We should all be striving to raise children to have the courage to forge forward on their life's path and to be themselves as they were created to be.

Strong Roots Have No Fear (aff) by Aditi Wardhan Singh is a parenting guide that gives moms and dads the tools and confidence to help prepare their children to thrive in a multicultural world. Singh draws upon her own childhood experiences as well as her current parenting choices to counsel the reader. 

The book itself is divided up into 20 chapters. Here's a sampling of some of the themes:
  1. Being an Empowered Parent
  2. Big Emotions
  3. Multilingualism
  4. Creating a Love of Reading
  5. Motivating Self Reliance
  6. Cultivating Talent
  7. Igniting Curious Learning
  8. Imparting Self Moderation
  9. Gender Equality
  10. Counter Bullying
  11. Preparing for Tragedies/Predators
  12. Infusing Your Heritage
  13. Celebrating Diversity
  14. Ingraining Racial Equality
  15. and more...

I love Singh's voice - at once she's both authoritative and personal. Through her writing, she is encouraging and determined. She tells us what to do and how to do it. And she gives examples from her own life to help us understand.

The most powerful statement in the book that I read was this one...
"The secrets lie within our own childhood."
And it is so true! I think back to everything I am and I think the largest and most essential part of me is a result of my childhood and my family. Whether I am like them or not, I made the choice (whether I realized it or not) to do so.

Singh says, "You cannot stop your little ones from growing up and walking into the big bad world, but you can create within them the strength to face it. Every challenge, every fear.

For me - with children ages 15, 13, and 2! - this book was super meaningful. It helped confirm what I knew I needed to do for my youngest, and imparted wisdom when dealing with my oldest. It understood my own feelings of fear and inadequacy and gave me peace and confidence.

One of the most important parts of her book, I thought, was the section on preparing your children for tragedies, and how to identify and deal with bullies or predators. Really, I am a neurotic parent when it comes to my children being around strangers. I trust nobody other than my immediate family, and even then, I am always watchful for the smallest of signs. It's terribly sad to be that way, but in today's world, I think we have to be. And it was wonderful to read the words that validated my caution. But also great to read about ways to teach your children to be vigilant and give them the tools for self-preservation.

If you have followed MommyMaestra for any time at all, you know how strongly I champion teaching our children about their own heritage so that they grow up knowledgable and proud of it. Because doing so provides them with an inner strength that I think you can't get anywhere else. So, of course, I was delighted to see the author also teach this in her chapter on Infusing Your Heritage.

Overall, I think this book is a must-have for EVERY parent! You will feel so much better after reading it. And especially for parents who send their kids off to school, this is one read that will help lessen your anxiety.

If you'd like your own copy, then you can find it here on Amazon (aff link). OR you can enter...

The Giveaway


The author has kindly offered one copy to a MommyMaestra reader. (Yay!)

To enter to win, simply use the Rafflecopter below.

¡Buena suerte!

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3 comments:

  1. I'm always looking for ways to celebrate our family's diversity.

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  2. This sounds like a great addition to my arsenal of parenting books. Thanks for considering me.

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