My Everything: The Parent I Want to Be, The Children I Hope to Raise (Hardcover)
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The compassionate #1 bestseller in Israel that shows parents—particularly mothers—how to teach children to be strong and independent by seeing the world through their children's eyes and feel it through their children's hearts.
Einat Nathan is the mother of five children and a parenting expert and counselor with her own clinic. She first published her book (Haimsheli, by top publisher Kinneret Zmora Bitan) in 2018, and it became the national bestseller of the year across all categories in Israel, making her a national celebrity.
My Everything resonated because mothers read it, cried and smiled, and discovered a way to look at their children as independent people, not solely as an extension of who they are or as a calling card. Now translated into English, My Everything is a beautiful and comforting read that reminds mothers how to be patient with their children, to try to remain calm in an age of constant fearmongering, and to appreciate and accept each child as an individual, with their own quirks, gifts, and flaws.
Einat writes, "Parenthood is like a bungee jump. It's scary and fun, it makes you fly and often lets you down." This book isn't so much a parenting guide as an exploration of the complex emotional journey of being a parent, reminding us of the courage and energy it requires as well as acknowledging that no parent is perfect and at the end of the day, this relationship is about connection.
My Everything is a compassionate, loving answer to The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother to teach children to be strong and independent. Part Conscious Parenting and part The Blessings of a Skinned Knee, this is a book that will transform how readers think about raising children, resonating across cultures.
About the Author
Einat Nathan has a BA in law from Tel Aviv University, and has been certified by the Adler Institute and the Ministry of Education for Parental Instruction and Group Instruction. She lives in Tel Aviv with her husband Yuval, and her five children Eyal, Yoav, Lihi, Rona, and Shira.
“Beautifully captures the micro and macro meanings of being a parent”—The New York Times
"Empathetic, thoughtful, full of wisdom and heart. Positive parenting will make the world a better place."—Gal Gadot
"A series of short, often funny essays that beautifully capture the micro and macro meanings of being a parent....We are there, she says, to plant the seeds of optimism, to give children a workaround so that when life gives us a No, we know that there are still many Yeses in our future."—The New York Times
"Nathan uses a gentle parenting approach and also takes the time to look at the emotions of parents along the parenting journey, and what the parenting relationship is really about."—BookRiot
"[A] must read....[Nathan] combines her professional and personal experience in her work, and writes candidly about the challenges of modern parenting in a way that reaches an audience of parents who do not necessarily connect to the classic expert figure who looks down on them and judges them."
"This book delivers scarce and important insight."—Haaretz
"Einat Nathan is the parenting guru for the millennial parents."—Ahronot Yideoth
"This book isn't afraid to deal with the most disturbing parenting issues, but in a soothing, relaxing way."
"Everyone I know who bought and read this book praises it. There's no doubt this is a fantastic book. As publishers, a book that is a steady-seller is the holy grail. In a dramatic and difficult time for our industry, this book is a ray of light!!!"
—Eran Zmora, CEO, Kinneret Zmora Dvir Publishing House in Israel
"Honest and raw."—Jewish Journal
“You’ll laugh and cry as you realize that your connection to your children is more important than anything."—Katie Couric Media