Notion Press Presents Conversations That Matter by Zirak Marker
One of the toughest jobs of parenting is talking to your kids about difficult subjects. It’s hard enough to explain when Mr Teddy Bear gets eaten by the washing machine or how their bike got stolen at school. It feels difficult to put into words the really big issues, such as loss, separation, violence, sexuality, drugs, and other weighty topics. But fret no more, Notion Press, India’s leading self-publishing platform presents- Conversations That Matter by Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and psychotherapist Zirak Marker.
In the age of mobile phone notifications, streaming videos, and 24-hour breaking news coverage, there is an unrelenting exposure to really serious stories at a very early age. At a time like this, it’s important to face such parenting challenges head-on. Addressing the tough stuff makes your kids feel safer, strengthens your
bond, and teaches them about the world. And when you show them how to gather and interpret information, ask questions, and cross-check sources, they become critical thinkers. It’s always sad to confront the issues the world hasn’t been able to solve. But by investing our kids with knowledge, compassion, and strong character, we can give them all the tools they need to make things better.
This book will help parents and guardians navigate their child’s thoughts, feelings and behaviours and prioritize their emotional and psychological well-being, whilst they go through some of their most trying times. Understand how to manoeuvre your way through difficult conversations that matter, using age-appropriate explanations and correct vocabulary or terminology goes a long way in normalizing mental health and fortifying resilience for children – the future of tomorrow.
Author Dr Zirak Marker is a renowned Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and psychotherapist, practising in Mumbai, with clinical training at the Westchester Medical Centre, New York University. He is also a ‘Youth Mental Health First Aider’ – Accredited by Mental Health First Aid, Australia. He has had over eighteen years of experience with educational psychology and guiding children with learning disabilities, developmental delays, autism and emotional/ psychological problems.