In this book, Joseph Gauld, the founder of a network of Hyde private and public schools, reveals a dynamic parenting process that has proven to dramatically transform both parents and families.
The success of the process centers on creating a deep parent child bond and parents as mentors. Gauld’s major discovery was that parents’ childhoods—and how parents were raised—were the biggest roadblocks to establishing this bond. Gauld also found parents are unknowingly ceding their parental authority to our achievement society and system of education.
His book seeks to help parents transcend these childhood and societal roadblocks to gain the full respect and trust of their children by doing What Kids Want—and Need—From Parents: helping them realize their true best and reaching self-sufficient by roughly age 19.