"I thought I had bought a book, but reading it I discovered that I was going through realization, understanding and self-discovery of the solution to my long battle in life."
Natalia Cruz / São Paulo / Brazil
How's Your Family Going? (English Edition)
When we're asked: "How's Your Family Going?" we, consciously or not, activate a series of signals that were imprinted in our emotional constitution since birth.
The psychologist and specialist in families and couples Sayonara Machado addresses the questions related to parenthood, conjugality and family relationships in this book, revisiting scientific research that explains, among other things:
· How the Brazilian family evolved over the times
· Reasons for some problems between couples
· Perception of our children about their parent's separation
· The importance of family and couple therapy
In a time where the importance of relationships is valued in all aspects and even more people set out to search for emotional health, this book contributes for the understanding of the origin of various emotional obstacles and wants you, the readers, to start seeking for adequate solutions to your family problems.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Born in Resplendor a small city of the State of Minas Gerais in Brazil, were I lived only 3 months, grew up in Nova Iguaçu in Rio de Janeiro and studied at the Rangel Pestana Institute of Education for all my first and second grade education.
A girl always very dreamy, sensitive, loved poetry, theatre and music, I always wanted to help people in some way. My values have always been based on solid structures and convinced that the next one should be respected exponentially.
My academic choices of studies always been oriented to help others, begins with the course of Physiotherapy, aspiration for Medicine when I triumphal encounter with Psychology.
Love at first sight would take me on my journey without ever returning to meet the unknown. The unconscious Studies and Discoveries about the Human Mind.
Graduated in Psychology and Postgraduate degree from Pontifica Catholic University (PUC). I become a specialist in Family, couples and Relationships.
Concluding my studies on, Fundamentals of Neuroscience at HarvardX
Today, I dedicate my studies to families living outside Brazil, the difficulties of being an immigrant and cultural differences as a challenge for the family.
Writing about Parenting: The Son’s view of Parent Conjugation, the Effects of Divorce and the Place of Family Therapy.
Author and completely responsible for my life, I continue with my purpose of adding in the lives of people with my knowledge.
How’s your family is a self-help book discussing the value of family and how it creates a harmonic life. The book is divided into four sections. It begins with the author’s story and then follows through with some secrets broadening the knowledge about family and its structure.
She mentions that just like marriage it needs care. Her emphasis is mostly on the institution of family and its organization as an entirety. The author connects the current cultural issues, climate and political changes to the formation of a new family. She believes that many variabilities surrounding this formation affect the experience one may have being a member.
I was particularly impressed that the author stayed away from portraying the best model or formation of what should be perceived as an example of a superior family. The book raises the issue of originating oneself when faced with the dilemma of wondering why we behave in certain ways and where we come from. It is certain to say that where we come from affects who we are and why we behave in evident ways.
I would recommend this book to self-help readers, and people who like to understand the core issue of building a family and having one.
S. J. Main / USA / Amazon Review