Book Reviews

for Raising Children in the Midst of Global Crisis: A Compassionate Guidebook for New Paradigm Parenting by Jo delAmor

Reviews posted on GoodReads

From Ciara on March 28, 2024 – 5.0 out of 5 stars

Yep, the world needs this book. The polycrisis we are facing means that nothing will be the same, and kids need parents who are willing to be present, compassionate, and supportive, despite systems collapse. Bypassing accountability and normalizing the ways of being we’ve been conditioned into is easy, but it won’t be a way out forever.

No one is saying you’re at fault for not knowing better. We are all complicit in harm, but that means we are all capable of (and responsible for) doing things differently. I hope more people can find the strength to do the work it takes to begin to unlearn the violent and extractive behaviors we’ve been conditioned into repeating. Human nature is not inherently destructive, that’s just a story we’ve been told over generations.

Whether or not we can “save” anything or anyone is irrelevant, but how do we want to spend the rest of our time on this planet? And how do we want to show up for our kids?

This book has a very gentle and compassionate delivery of the main messages, but it does contain difficult truths and may take some time to get through. Recommended reading after this one could be Hospicing Modernity if you haven’t read that yet. đŸ™‚

Reviews Posted on Amazon

From S in Canada on May 25, 2024 – 5.0 out of 5 stars

The most important book for parents today.

Truly and honestly this is what I think to be the most important book for parents to be reading today.

Jo weaves together wisdom from her work with The Work That Reconnects together with a practical toolkit to help parents connect with their children and raise children into a future that we dream for while turning consciously towards our grief for the world as it is.

It is a paradigm shifting book for paradigm shifters.

Do yourself a favour and read this book. Read it with people. Use its tools in your family. Let this book be the starting place for greater connection on your parenting journey.


From KS Rude on April 3, 2024 – 5.0 out of 5 stars

This eye-opening book is healing, empowering and radically practical!

Beautifully written with personal stories woven together with insights and wisdom from many luminaries, this revolutionary parenting book is an essential guidebook for our time. So many parents I know are struggling with how to raise children in these challenging times while dealing with their own fears and heartbreak. Jo’s brilliant, courageous and loving approach is to encourage parents to become partners with their children in profound and meaningful ways. She shares simple practices to deepen understanding and connection that are appropriate for parents and children of all ages. The perfect gift for anyone who loves their children and loves this world!


From G. Slavin on February 21, 2024 – 5.0 out of 5 stars

Phenomenal – must read for parents

This is really a must-read for aware parents/guardians/etc who want to really shift the direction of humanity away from business as usual towards the more beautiful world we long for. It begins at home, in our most essential relationships. This book offers tangible, time-tested tools to guide parents in really becoming the parents their kids need them to be – that humanity needs them to be.