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Grace Park

Washington, DC

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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • The Real Purpose of Parenting: The Book You Wish Your Parents Read

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Dr. Phillip B Dembo
    • Narrated By Dr. Phillip B Dembo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (79)

    The Real Purpose of Parenting is a series of stories and life lessons from the world of a therapist, known as The Parent Coach. Very well-intentioned, well meaning parents are at the point of crisis with their kids because their own best parenting efforts are NOT producing the children they want them to be. And there, according to Dr. Phil Dembo, lies the problem. Dr. Dembo shows simple family “turn around” strategies that reframe the real purpose of parenting and gives each family, and child, their own salvation.

    elena says: "This book changed my life and relationships!!"
    "Author is self-important and pedantic"
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    What was most disappointing about Dr. Phillip B Dembo’s story?

    First off, the tone and tenor of Dr. Dembo just sounded pedantic to me. Also, I absolutely hated that he so easily categorized a child as "not a student". What does that mean anyways? Every child is a student - everyone is a student... we all have different learning styles. If every child went to see Dr. Dembo, they would turn out to be the VERY antithesis of the children Tiger Moms hope to raise - accepting mediocrity and lacking discipline. I detest what Tiger Mom stands for, but in Dr. Dembo's office, there is no room for those who believe that practice - sometimes grueling, difficult, undesirable, not fun kind -makes perfect.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Brené Brown
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1213)
    Performance
    (984)
    Story
    (966)

    Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we'd no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please, and perfect, all the while thinking, What if I can't keep all of these balls in the air? Why isn't everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations? What will people think if I fail or give up? When can I stop proving myself?

    A. Yoshida says: "Feel good therapy session"
    "Walked away learning really nothing..."
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    What disappointed you about The Gifts of Imperfection?

    Nothing new or that interesting.


    What could Brene Brown have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Her stories really didn't resonate with someone who has true self-esteem and worth issues.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Lauren Fortgang’s performances?

    No.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not really.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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