As a therapist who's practiced over 30 years, Bob Lang has often been asked, "What makes a good parent?"
He recently published a book which he believes contains the answer based on the complex parent-child system.
Understanding that system is the key to unlocking the mysteries of who we are as people.
" 'Becoming A Better Parent' provides an effective framework to overcome our modern myths about parenting so we can build stronger relationships with our children," Lang explains.
His book outlines the 10 things we need to know about parenting, but Lang cautions against trying to check off each point one by one. Becoming a better parent is a process, he emphasizes.
The book was also somewhat of a process, the result of working with clients throughout his career. Whether it was the parenting they experienced as a child growing up, or having a child they're worried about, the majority of Lang's clients have had some type of issue with parenting. There was never a comprehensive resource to guide those parents, so Lang came up with his own.
While there's an abundance of advice for parents on the market, most is directed specifically to a developmental issue or a particular style of parenting. Lang has taken an all-inclusive approach which will prove valuable to adoptive parents and step-parents as well as biological parents, no matter what type of issue they're addressing.
Bob has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Arizona State University and a master's degree in counseling from Northern Arizona University. He formerly served as director of The Center for Mental Health and now operates Family Treatment Centers in Delta and Grand Junction. In his private practice he focuses on mental health and substance abuse-related issues. He is a professor in the social and behavioral sciences department of Colorado Mesa University. He provides online and on-campus instruction for certified addictions counselors.
Lang is currently working on a guidebook to complement "Becoming A Better Parent." An audiobook is also in the works.
His book is available from Amazon, Unhooked Books and for a discounted rate on his website, www.familytreatmentcenters.com. There is also a Kindle version.blog comments powered by Disqus