We all know that perfect parenting does not exist, yet 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 precious time and energy managing perception and the carefully edited versions of the families we show to the world. On The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting, Dr. Brené Brown invites us on a journey to transform the lives of parents and children alike. Drawing on her 12 years of research on vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame, she presents ten guideposts to creating what she describes as "wholehearted" families where each of us can continually learn and grow as we reach our full potential.
"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," states Dr. Brown. 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.
©2013 Brené Brown (P)2013 Brené Brown
Since Brene Brown took TEDtalks by storm, I've been following her work. I believe this is a "game-changer" for lack of a better term. We can all improve continuously, and Brene's ten guideposts are to the heart and readily accomplished. I changed my communication immediately and I thought I was pretty aware of the top parenting skills. I learned! A must listen... a "hallpass" to have made mistakes and turn relationships around without shame.
I love everything about it. I love how approachable it is, how naturally she speaks, the personal stories she shares that really help to give context to the lessons. It's all just beautiful.
I don't have time to sit down and read with a new baby (10 month old) while trying to work, fit in time for the gym, my creative hobbies, and of course family time. I don't believe I would have liked it as much if somebody else narrated. It's her life. Her stories. She speaks from the heart.
As much of everything that I can. I intend on referencing it several times over the years.
I hope Brene has more of these to purchase in the future. I'm a huge fan....xo
this has revolutionized my interactions with my children for the better. I see all the things I was doing wrong and how to improve the ones I was doing right.
This book has changed the way I think about myself, and my child. It was encouraging, and motivating without making me think I'm doing a terrible job at parenting. I would recommend this book to parents young and old.
At the top, really, nothing can match the charisma transmitted by the author in retelling her stories and research conclusions.
They all are, in their own unique ways.
Fantastic. Only had heard her two short TED talks so this was the first thing I actually paid to listen to and was quite a christening.
Yes, I did, and regretted being only a book and not a series or something like it.
Parenting is the hardest thing I've ever had to do and with my three kids, wife, context, work, it really becomes the "task" of our lives. With the wisdom gathered in this book, from her research and that of others, plus some ancient surviving spiritual teachings, this becomes a more enjoyable journey altogether.
"Great stories, great advice."
I admire the author's work, and find her stories touching and very helpful in every day life. This book has really made me reflect on my life as a parent.Another point is that this book doesn't sound like other audiobooks which are being read, she sounds like she's talking to you, you can hear her laugh and you can feel that she truly believes what she's talking about.Can't wait to read another book from Brene Brown.
Her examples of her own life are funny and real.
Her voice is so easy to listen to.
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