The Child is Father of the Man – Tips and Techniques for Wise Parenting is on virtue and value-based parenting. The prescription is LEAD Parenting, where L, is for Love, E, for Example, A, for Advice and D, for Discipline. When the four elements combine, there is a fair chance of raising quality children. The book is packed with practical tips, born of 45 years of parenting, and anecdotes to match. It instals God as the guiding star in parenting. As parents, we have our limitations, but with God in the equation, parenting becomes that much easier.
Virtue and value-based parenting.Lead Parenting - L, for Love; E, for Example; A, for Advice; D, for Discipline.
Set aside some time in the morning and late in the evening.
The main reason I write is to get people to read and reflect.
When necessary and possible, I try to. But I do not force it into the book.
From my childhood I have been fascinated with the character. In my growing years I read of him. I have not found one to match him. His personality propelled the book.
Religion, relationships, parenting and leadership. Only nonfiction.
For example: Thirty months of research went into the book I am just finishing.
A huge change has come over me. At first I was concerned over putting down my thoughts. Now, I am concerned about the reader - will he/she find something to take away? Will the reader profit and initiate change? As a result my style has become simple and direct. I spend more time in redrafting and polishing the book.
Packing so much information, into a little space.
To find the true leader emerge from shadows of history.
Work harder and try to voice my thoughts in simpler and more understandable language.
Yes. The process has helped me review my own leadership.
Yes, I plan and try to work to the plan.
Yes. I write only that readers pause and ponder.
I prefer to work alone. As they say, too many cooks spoil the broth.
I do not appoint an editor. The publisher helps.
My parents have influenced me a lot.
Besides, social media, which I use, emails, and reviews, I think prominent book display in book stores helps.
No. I do not work on a series.
I follow the usual pattern of finding reviewers through the net.
Always be yourself. Do not try to ape anyone. Your book should reflect you; no one else.
Ten Commandments - Charlton Heston
The Purpose Driven Life - Rick Warren.
I have not tried one, though I have videos on reader recommendations. I am not sure how one works.
I am just finishing one. My focus is on it. I have not given thought to the next book.
Pray. I lean heavily on God's mercy.
Be very clear in your mind on what you want to write, Spend time with yourself. Try praying. It helps. Do not expect miracles. Be prepared for the worst, but strive for the best. Be yourself.
Ignatius Fernandez is a post graduate in chemistry and business management. He was awarded a certificate in Higher Business English by Cambridge University (UK), in which he was credited with having a high level of competence in written English. For about three decades he was a senior management professional. He switched to academics to become a professor in business management and a corporate trainer for top management. Speaker. Counselor. Blogger. Author of eight books and over sixty article in religious and professional magazines and Sites. Reads and writes only nonfiction.