Dan Hughes, Founder of DDP and originator of PACE
Successful parenting is about creating a parent-child relationship that involves loving, experiencing delight and joy, guiding, handling stress, being gentle and strong, comforting, laughing, and feeling both tired and alive. These qualities may be difficult to attain, especially when parenting traumatized children who do not trust relationships. Traumatized children's behaviors need to be understood and then guided, not managed. Dr. Amber Elliott has given us creative and powerful ideas for developing such relationships. Her book is called 'Superparenting!', and without going 'over the top' I would call it super!