Parenting with Pride Latino Style
How to Help Your Child Cherish Your Cultural Values and Succeed in Today’s World
By Carmen Inoa Vazquez, Ph.D.
Available in English and Spanish
(Ordering links are at bottom of this page)
From a distinguished psychologist, mother, and Latina, Parenting with Pride Latino Style offers the first bicultural child-rearing approach
for Latino parents. It shows parents how to transmit cultural values proudly to their children. This groundbreaking book supports families
in raising their children with time-honored Hispanic values while incorporating the best that North America has to offer.It is available in
hard cover and paperback.
Dr. Vazquez’s unique parenting method, the New Traditionalism (El Nuevo Tradicionalismo), preserves classic Latino ideals, such as pride,
family loyalty, and courtesy, while helping parents revise their traditional authoritarian child-rearing style, blending the best of Latino
and American cultures and dramatically reducing cultural conflict in the family.
Her seven steps to successful parenting are grounded in the acronym ORGULLO (“pride”):
- O: Organize your feelings
- R: Respect your child’s feelings
- G: Guide and teach your child; do not dictate
- U: Update your media awareness often
- L: Love your child for who she or he is
- L: Listen to your child
- O: Open the communication channels — and keep them open
Self-assessments and reflection exercises help parents resolve the dilemmas produced when two cultures combine. Detailed examples show how
to use these methods immediately in daily life — from family relationships to children’s friendships to school issues.
Clear, compassionate, and based on Dr. Vazquez’s personal experience as a Latina professional and parent, Parenting with Pride Latino Style
is the one book that enables contemporary Latino parents to pass on their rich cultural heritage to their children — and to future generations
– Publisher’s Weekly
“Parenting with Pride–Latino Style is a beautifully written book that is essential reading for Latino families. Dr. Carmen Vazquez has written a valuable guide to parenting in the 21st century. She weaves her vast knowledge, clinical experience and personal history into a very easy-to-read and yet important book for Latino families.”
– Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D.
Arnold and Debbie Simon Professor
of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry;
Founder and Director,
New York University Child Study Center
“Parenting with Pride – Latino Style is a captivating book that highlights the essential principles of raising a child in today’s society. The author carefully combines her personal experience, knowledge, and wisdom that comes from being a professional and a mother. By reading this book, you’ll learn basic techniques that will help you find a harmonious balance between today’s modernismo and the traditional Latino childrearing customs that are a daily challenge in a multicultural world.”
– Rebeca Sosa
Miami-Dade County Commissioner, District 6
“Integrating culture, parenting and child development, Parenting with Pride–Latino Style is a primer for bicultural parenting.”
Ph.D. Professor and Director
Center for Family Studies
University of Miami School of Medicine
As you can see, this is a book you will want and will want to give as gifts to multicultural parents.
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