Amy Alamar, EdD

Amy Alamar, EdD

Parenting for the Genius: Developing Confidence in Your Parenting through Reflective Practice

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Amy Talks About the Book

Parenting for the GENIUS is for parents who would rather spend time with their families than read this book. It offers a no-nonsense approach to parenting that presents values you can proudly parent and live by in an accessible and enjoyable way. Parenting for the GENIUS is a guide for parents of children of all ages. It's a how-to book that supports parents in creating clear and realistic strategies based on reflective practice.


As a resource, Parenting for the GENIUS is full of usable strategies for a host of situations that are discussed with honesty, complexity, and care—in the comforting style of discussing difficult problems with a good friend. Amy Alamar delivers her wisdom and expertise through insightful, familiar, and charming examples. The anecdotes and practical advice come together to illustrate the importance of reflecting on your parenting practice to inform your future decisions.


Parenting for the Genius is a comprehensive source for parents that discusses:

  • Helping your child develop an authentic identity
  • Developing character in your kids by addressing who your child is and who your child will be
  • Promoting independence and encouraging and honoring that independence
  • Nurturing well-being and healthy choices and increasing your family's wellness
  • Relating to your community and supporting your children's entry into that community
  • Helping your child build, enjoy, and benefit from the people and institutions around your family


Additionally, Parenting for the GENIUS provides day-to-day practical advice in areas such as:

  • Thinking big picture, even when invested in the small stuff
  • Finding clarity in anger, frustration, or disappointment
  • Creating a space for yourself and identifying when you need that space
  • Negotiating with control and supporting your child's confidence
  • Encouraging your child's healthy choices
  • Focusing on learning and not performance