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.
In The Real Purpose of Parenting, even the best parents are capable of smothering the growth of their kid’s life. This can happen because the truth of who the child is, and what the child truly needs is often overlooked or ignored in the agenda that many parents lay out for their kids. Thus...often landing the family in a colossal melt down.
Dr. Dembo shows simple family “turn around” strategies that reframe the real purpose of parenting and gives each family, and child, their own salvation.
©2012 Dr. Phillip B. Dembo (P)2012 Gildan Media, LLC
“If only we all could have had Dr. Phil Dembo as our father! His book reads less as a self-help manual and more like insights from a wise elder.” (Vickie Falcone, M.A., author of Buddha Never Raised Kids & Jesus Didn’t Drive Carpool: Seven Principles for Parenting With Soul)
The concepts and philosophy are so important for every parent and every child. Hearing it from the authors own voice made it that much more powerful. Simply an awesome experience!
There were so many stories in this book that are relevant to life and families today. I found myself having trouble turning off the audio.
To my knowledge, this is his first performance and I felt he was just wonderful. His passion could be felt in every word he spoke.
The Real Purpose Of Parenting
The Film You Wish Your Parents Saw
Really insightful and right on the dot. I wish my parent had had this knowledge and will make sure to apply this teaching for the benefit of my children.
Thank you Dr Dembo
As a pediatrician, I recommend this book daily to parents as overview of goals in parenting: raise a child with a conscious who can self regulate, parent to emotions and create your family culture. If you read one parenting book this is it.
This was a truly inspiring discussion on realigning our views of success for ourselves, our kids and society as a whole. The author offers real strategies that you can implement with the family today and make changes for tomorrow. It is not an idealist movement where you feel as society will shun you for trying these things. One final note, Dr. Denbow's voice is "nasal'y" but given his story and the very principles of the book you will come to understand the importance in him narrating it himself. And it's not too bad, you'll get over it.
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The Author narrates this book and I couldn't get through the first chapter. He stumbles through his own writing. He's unbearable to listen to.
I didn't know I needed to hear the words in this book when I started listening, but I quickly realized the advice was exactly what I needed.
The author gives plenty of examples of family situations, with at least one that is sure to resonate with you, as well as techniques for managing them.
I want to buy the hardcopy version to use as a reference book. I will be buying a new yellow highlighter too!
Echoing the other reviews, the narration was difficult, and is the first I listened to on 2x speed!
The information was cloudy, and I am still not entirely sure what the author meant by his concepts like "honor the intention of their feelings" but that was basically the core of the book. If you know dr. Dembos work from elsewhere, you might enjoy this, if it is new to you like it was new to me, don't bother.
Let me start off by agreeing that the author perhaps might not have been the best person to narrate his work. That being said, it wasn't distracting enough to really detract from the advice for parents. It took me a while to catch on. At first, I think it was a little difficult to get into the book. I felt like I was about halfway through before I got to the practical advice or concrete examples of how to implement his suggestions. I've certainly started paying more attention in my interactions with my child and attempting to repeat to myself that I should respond and not react. This is worth listening to for any parent
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