The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting: Raising Children with Courage, Compassion, and Connection

The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting: Raising Children with Courage, Compassion, and Connection

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By (author) Brene Brown

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  • Publisher: SOUNDS TRUE INC
  • Format: CD-Audio | 2 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 146mm x 13mm | 113g
  • Publication date: 25 July 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Louisville, CO
  • ISBN 10: 1604079738
  • ISBN 13: 9781604079739
  • Sales rank: 15,734

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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. Bren? 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.

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Bren? Brown, PhD, LMSW, is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She is the author of Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection. Dr. Brown is a nationally renowned speaker whose work has been featured on PBS, NPR, CNN, and on TED.com. She lives in Texas. For more, visit brenebrown.com.

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Dr. Bren? Brown adapts her breakthrough teachings on vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness to explore the power of wholehearted families.