With so many parenting styles to choose from, when it comes to giving your child the best start in life it can be difficult to know which way to turn. Psychiatrist and mother Robin Burman’s brilliant new book shows you the way: Hate Me Now, Thank Me Later is the definitive guide to helping your child grow with both love and discipline.
Whilst in years gone by children were seen and not heard, too often nowadays their every whim and tantrum is pandered to. As much as the former is unthinkable, the latter can also be damaging to a child’s later life: over praised children allowed to set their own limits often become anxious and are unable to deal with the negative emotions they will eventually encounter.
Hate Me Now, Thank Me Later finds the perfect balance between the outdated old and the unfortunate new. Through helpful guidance based on Robin’s extensive experience as both a certified psychiatrist and mother, it will teach you to be comfortable setting boundaries whilst maintaining a loving connection; fostering confidence, respect and emotional maturity in your child as a result.
Packed with practical advice alongside plenty of sympathetic anecdotes, Hate Me Now, Thank Me Later is the warm, relatable guide to parenting which you can come back to again and again.
Robin Berman, MD, is a psychiatrist; associate professor at UCLA; and a founding board member of the UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital.
“I have remarked many times that there is no parenting manual that comes with your child when they are born, but I believe Robin Berman, MD has written the first one that should be present in every delivery room. A how-to with real heart, Permission to Parent is a must-read guide that encourages conscious, loving parenting with boundaries. Hallelujah!”
– Reese Witherspoon, Academy Award winning Actress
"Permission to Parent is rich with wisdom, filled with laughter and heartwarming moments that any parent can recognize. This book is a powerful inspiration to rise to the challenge of being the best parent possible, and gives gentle guidance to getting there. Dr. Berman has written the how-to for being the parent we all wish to be."
– Marianne Williamson, New York Times Best Selling Author and Internationally Acclaimed Spiritual Lecturer
“Every parent should read this book so that they may step up to the plate and be the loving and firm parent their child needs. With her professional expertise and compelling stories, Dr. Berman shares how parents can look deep within so that they can keep their own childhood drama in check and lead from a position of strength, wisdom and love. All parents will find themselves in the pages of Dr. Berman's smart and accessible book.”
– Catherine Birndorf, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical Center, and author of The Nine Rooms of Happiness
About the author
Dr. Berman, a psychiatrist and mother of three, is on the advisory board of Reflective Parenting, the board of CMomA, and serves on the board of the Just Keep Livin’ Foundation, founded by Matthew and Camila McConaughey. During her residency at Rush Medical College she won the award for best teacher of medical students. She is now an assistant professor at UCLA Medical Center and runs her own practice.