Un-Judge Your Teenager by Rajat Soni is a guidebook on how the parents can deal with their teenagers. The book essentially covers tools and tips to help the elders know what approach must be adopted to handle their children with care.
In a quick chat with Bookish Fame, Rajat Soni talked about his book, his writing journey, and what to expect next. Read on!
- Please introduce yourself to our readers.
I am a Teen-Life & Parenting Coach with a two-fold mission:
- To equip teens with tools & strategies to achieve success & deal with failure
- To empower parents to create greater connectedness with their teen
I have helped transform 20,000 teens & over 500 families globally inline with my mission.
- When did it dawn upon you that you wanted to be a writer?
Well, I was in grade 8 when I first published a book on poetry which was about 23 years ago. For me writing has always been the best form of expression, may it be writing articles or even scripts when I used to be active in theatre.
As an expert in the teen & parenting domain, I had been thinking for a long time to put my experiences into writing. I had been working on this book for 2 years to make it relevant for today’s parents and teens and offer a crisp ready reckoner to manage real issues in realistic ways.
- What inspires you to write books? What are the things which catch your attention?
My mother has been one person who has always encouraged me to be a better version of myself each day. To date, I follow the mentors she gifted me “Learn, Contribute & Grow”. The intent to do so makes me write books. I present my perspectives of the world today in terms of my experiences with the parents & teens. I believe a parent-child relationship is the most beautiful bond and the stronger it is, the more secure is the child as S/he grows into an adult.
People, their responses to situations, their expressions, words they speak, body language they exhibit definitely catches my attention to understand patterns and decode strategies to help people find solutions for themselves.
- Tell me something in brief about your book?
Teenage is the most interesting period in everyone’s life, the transition from childhood to adulthood. Teens are opening up to a new world, new situations, hormonal changes, and so much more. But most parents would vouch that it may seem as the most difficult period in parenting, as their children suddenly develop rebellious streaks, and parents find it difficult to communicate and connect with them. These changes sometimes seem so dramatic to parents that it becomes difficult to handle them.
In “Un-Judge Your Teenager”, I share well-researched concepts, tools, and executable strategies that will help parents create more connectedness with themselves and their teenagers. The book helps you discover the changing Parenting Paradigm and how to nurture your teens to unleash their potential by creating an enriching equation with your teenagers.
- How do you organize yourself, as a writer, to keep track of the world you’re writing about?
I work day in and day out with parents & teenagers so it comes easy to write about their daily struggles and how strategies work with them to manage common teen issues.
I have a creative space at home where I reflect upon my thoughts and keep writing them. With each family that sees a transformation, I observe a shift within myself helping me evolve as a person. I express my gratitude to each of my clients & my parents in my gratitude journal.
- How did you approach the writing process this time around? Do you have a set routine or does it vary? And how do you manage it with your full-time work?
I believe there is one gift we have in the current scenario “The Gift of Time”. I could finish and come out of my book only because of the time that is saved due to no traveling to the workplace & engaging in offline social & professional engagements.
- How do you think being a writer has helped you as a person?
Being a writer has helped me evolve as a person. The more I write, the more I reflect, the more I take action towards a brighter future both for myself and the people around me.
- Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?
I love reading books by Daniel Goleman, Charles Duhigg, Dr. Joseph Murphy. The Fakir & Bhagwad Gita are my favorite books.
- What does being a successful author look like to you?
Just being you and writing in the most simplistic way creating a difference in the lives of readers.
- Any advice you would like to give to aspiring writers.
Each of one us has experiences in our lives that are unique. There is a world out there who can learn tremendously from it. Just keep the intent of creating value for the greater good & as you keep writing, you will evolve both as a writer and as a person.
- Are we going to hear more from you in the future?
Yes, I am currently writing on something relevant & amazing for the youth of our country.
*We wish Author Rajat Soni all the best for his future endeavors.*