Praises for The Present Parent Handbook:
“This is a crucial read. I recommend it for all parents. Dukes speaks to the very core of parenting. He reminds us that we can parent and be present—in the home and while on the road. He reminds us that, “You are the ‘Keeper of Connection,’ even when you ‘don’t have any time.’” This is an important tool in his richly-inventoried handbook. Take it to heart.”
“For many adults eager to develop effective parenting tools, The Present Parent Handbook, by Dr. Timothy Dukes offers a solution readily available and easily implemented. He reminds us that all we must do is be present and willing to feel, whatever arises, whenever it arises. And, if we fail to do so today, we can start fresh tomorrow. Presence aligns the parent with the child’s world, and in so doing, creates a third thing: an awakened, evolving relational identity.”
Parenting coach, educator, and author of Dad’s Playbook and What They Won’t Tell You About Parenting
“What parent doesn’t need a handbook of practical reminders and applications to daily life raising children? Thank you Dr. Tim Dukes for helping us be mindful, empathetic, and conscious listeners which will in turn naturally help our children to become the same.”
“The Present Parent Handbook is a meditative meta-journey into the essence of parenting. Dr. Dukes combines classical and practical advice on becoming the best parent you can be. Any parent who wishes to ensure they are tuning into the needs of their child’s development should consider picking up this book and then passing to a friend.”
“A short, empathetic debut guide to conscientious parenting.
His prose throughout is straightforward and mostly free of self-help cant, and many of his concepts come as much-needed reminders of basic ideas, especially for overworked or sometimes-absent parents who may lose sight of the awe and wonder of raising kids.
Parenting, Dukes writes, represents the opportunity to “start fresh every day,” and his book offers readers a great deal of help in seizing that opportunity. A conversational and compassionate handbook for kids’ caregivers.”
Director of Mindfulness Education, UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center and co-author of Fully Present: The Science, Art and Practice of Mindfulness
“In beautifully jargon-free prose, Duke offers wise and compassionate guidance on how to be truly mindful with our children. This practice of presence serves not only our children but also ourselves. This book moved me to tears at times. I can’t wait to buy copies for all my parent friends.”
“Through his profound and beautifully written book, The Present Parent Handbook, Dr. Timothy Dukes has captured in clear, grounded language, infused with years of professional knowledge and personal experience, words that point to the aspect of parenting that has no words: the reciprocal gift of being present with our children. A fine read, inspiring us as parents to raise children intrinsically prepared to greet their world.”