Dr. Monica Hawkins – Becoming Phenomenal Parents

Today, we continue our discussion with Monica Hawkins (Ph.D., M.P.H.), the self-published author of  Raising Boys Into Extraordinary Young Men and her latest book  Raising Girls Into Extraordinary Young Women.

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You can read the first part of our interview here.

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Dr. Hawkins, what inspired you to write your books?

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Ever since my son was a baby, countless parents, teachers, and coaches from various cultural backgrounds always asked me what I was doing special to raise my son.  They always commented about how alert, intelligent, and curious he was as a baby.  And as he got older, people always noticed how smart and articulate he was, how much self-esteem he displayed, and the leadership skills he possessed. Since so many people stopped me to ask me about my son, I decided to write a book about how to raise an infant boy into an extraordinary young man.

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Hopefully, it will inspire other parents to raise their sons to also be intelligent, self-confident, and extraordinary young men. I wrote my newest book because I felt that girls also needed something that was specifically geared to them. I want parents of young girls to know that they can teach their daughters to be extraordinary young women as well!

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How long did it take to write your books?

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It took me about a year to write my first book and another year to write my newest book.

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What message would you like to convey to readers through your books?

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Parents should have a vision in mind for their sons and daughters before they are born.  It is so important that once they are born, parents can teach their children to look ahead in life by always setting goals for themselves.  Many times, parents are too busy with their own careers and lives, and concerned with what is currently happening in their own lives that they forget to think about their children’s future and to help them plan for it. It takes a lot of time and effort to raise children to be extraordinary! This means that parents need to constantly sacrifice their own time if they truly want to be phenomenal.

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You can read the conclusion of our interview with Dr. Monica Hawkins here.

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Readers, both of Dr. Hawkins’s books are available at Amazon and the AuthorHouse Bookstore. In addition, Dr. Hawkins was featured recently on the Sisters4Fitness Wellness Show. You can view that interview here.

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Dr. Monica Hawkins

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