The Child Is Father Of The Man – Tips And Techniques For Wise Parenting

The Child Is Father Of The Man – Tips And Techniques For Wise Parenting

By   Publisher  Wolf Creek Press, Oregon, through Createspace and Amazon

ISBN  1497463387


Published in   Parenting,


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.

What is the Tag Line for your book? (A short description of your book in a sentence or two)

Virtue and value-based parenting.Lead Parenting - L, for Love; E, for Example; A, for Advice; D, for Discipline.

Do you write full time or part time

Part time.

How do you structure your day when you write

Set aside some time in the morning and late in the evening.

Why do you write? (Example; For fun, to make extra money, a personal experience you want to share with the public)

The main reason I write is to get people to read and reflect.

What are you working on right now / or your most recent work

When necessary and possible, I try to. But I do not force it into the book.

What inspired you to create this 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.

What genre do you write in and why did you choose it

Religion, relationships, parenting and leadership. Only nonfiction.

How much research did you do on your book? (If it applies)

For example: Thirty months of research went into the book I am just finishing.

How do you think you have evolved creatively from when you first started writing until now

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.

What was the hardest thing about writing this book for you

Packing so much information, into a little space.

What was the most rewarding

To find the true leader emerge from shadows of history.

If you had to start over, is there anything you would do different

Work harder and try to voice my thoughts in simpler and more understandable language.

How have you evolved from when you first started writing until now

Yes. The process has helped me review my own leadership.

Are you a planner type person, or do you prefer to dive right in when you write

Yes, I plan and try to work to the plan.

Do they influence your writing

Yes. I write only that readers pause and ponder.

Do you recommend being a part of a support groups to help you with your writing

I prefer to work alone. As they say, too many cooks spoil the broth.

Do you work with an editor If so, how much input do they have

I do not appoint an editor. The publisher helps.

Was there anyone in your past that you think influenced your writing

My parents have influenced me a lot.

Do you have any tips or useful resources on marketing

Besides, social media, which I use, emails, and reviews, I think prominent book display in book stores helps.

How are you publishing this book? (Indie / self-published, traditional)

Hopefully, traditional.

What are your thoughts on book series

No. I do not work on a series.

How long do you think a book should be? (Pages or words)

About 200 to 250 pages.

Do you have a strategy for finding reviewers

I follow the usual pattern of finding reviewers through the net.

What advice would you give to your younger self today

Always be yourself. Do not try to ape anyone. Your book should reflect you; no one else.

What is your favorite book or film

Ten Commandments - Charlton Heston The Purpose Driven Life - Rick Warren.

If you don’t already have one, do you have plans to have a book trailer and what are your thoughts on them overall

I have not tried one, though I have videos on reader recommendations. I am not sure how one works.

What are you working on next

I am just finishing one. My focus is on it. I have not given thought to the next book.

When you get frustrated, how do you deal with it

Pray. I lean heavily on God's mercy.

What advice would you give a writer that is just starting out

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.

About the Author


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.