The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting: Raising Children with Courage, Compassion, and Connection
We all know that perfect parenting does not exist; however, we still struggle with the social expectations that teach us that being imperfect is synonymous with being inadequate. These messages are powerful and we end up spending too much precious time and energy managing perception and creating... show more
We all know that perfect parenting does not exist; however, we still struggle with the social expectations that teach us that being imperfect is synonymous with being inadequate. These messages are powerful and we end up spending too much precious time and energy managing perception and creating carefully edited versions of families to show to the world. Based on 12 years of pioneering research, Dr. Brené Brown off ers a new perspective of the subject of perfect parenting. She states, "It's actually our ability to embrace imperfection that will help us teach our children to have the courage to be authentic, the compassion to love themselves and others, and the sense of connection that gives true purpose and meaning to life." Dr. Brown proposes that the greatest challenge of wholehearted parenting is being the adult that we want our children to grow up to be. The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting is a practical and hopeful program for raising children who know that they are worthy of love, belonging, and joy. Drawing on her research on vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame, Dr. Brown invites listeners on a journey to transform the lives of parents and children alike as we explore how to cultivate wholeheartedness in our families.
Publish date: August 5th 2013
Publisher: Sounds True
Edition language: English
The work of Brene Brown has been inspiring me since I first listened to her TEDtalks. I read Daring Greatly back in December and loved it too. Suffice it to say, that I knew I was in for good things when I opened this book and I was not disappointed. In The Gifts of Imperfection, Dr. Brown presents ...
Short review this time cause I'm sick. Poo.I don't know how to feel about this book. Once I had finished it, I realized that it really didn't read that self-help-y to me. The language is simple and relatable. The advice is sound. However, this was difficult for me to get through.Why? Because I am a ...
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Today was a hard day in work, I felt like a let people down and stuff was all going skew. I decided to tidy my desk and try to gain some control over the day. I came across this book that had been requested and then rejected by another authority (this is part of my job, inter-library loans). I had p...
This book is a lot of "what" and not a lot of "how." Brown continually harps on the fact that she's a researcher. Ooookay, that's cool. What else? There are lots of anecdotes about the author and her life that didn't do much to show me how you can take any of what she's writing about and use it t...