Listen to my inspirational conversation with the author of Parent Power: Navigate School and Beyond, Punam V. Saxena, M.Ed. Parent Impact Coach on Hodge Podge Podcast HERE!
Punam’s debut book is a MUST READ for all parents with school-aged children: elementary through college years. She poignantly connects her own experience— as a mother, parent coach, educator, active school volunteer and advocate of her four children (who are now happy, well-centered and successful young adults)— throughout the pages of her esteemed book.
Parent Power serves as a guide for parents to follow through each school milestone and challenge. The text delves into timeless parenting issues as well as current events. Parent Power provides information on topics stemming from parent self-care to volunteerism in schools; to raising open-minded, empathetic children; onto opening the dialogue with kids of the importance of understanding diversity (culture, race, sexual orientation, etc.) and defeating discrimination that continues to be an epidemic here in America; as well as tips for navigating the high school and college years.
I loved, in particular, reading her personal analogies not only from a mother’s perspective, but as an Asian American child of Indian immigrants who was raised during the 1970s in the heart of the American South— Atlanta, Georgia. Her enriching stories of the obstacles immigrants and their children face are timely and enlightening.
She is a natural born writer, storyteller, empath, counselor, and coach. Her wisdom and humility shine through each page of her book. Parents will be blessed and empowered by her words.
To purchase a copy of Parent Power: Navigate School and Beyond HERE!
About the Author:
Punam V. Saxena holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s in Education. Throughout her 30 years of experience between teaching and advocacy in her children’s schools, she implemented several procedures that have benefited the students and administrators within her local school district.
Punam is a Parent Impact Coach, speaker, podcast host of edu-Me, and now a published author. Her work focuses on bridging the gap to fostering a stronger relationship between parents and schools by empowering parents to become partners in their child’s education.
She has been recognized as Volunteer of the Year at Harrison School for the Arts and has received a Key to the City both in Lakeland, Florida. She has been featured in the magazines Podcast Movement and Shoutout Atlanta and spoken at several mainstage events including the Passionistas Project’s I’m Speaking, Podcast Movement’s Virtual Summit, and International Parenting Summit.
She enjoys running, cooking, reading, and spending time with her family.
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