The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting

  • by Brené Brown PhD
  • Narrated by Brené Brown PhD
  • 2 hrs and 6 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

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.

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Customer Reviews

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Great stories, great advice.

What made the experience of listening to The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting the most enjoyable?

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.


What did you like best about this story?

Her examples of her own life are funny and real.


What about Brené Brown’s performance did you like?

Her voice is so easy to listen to.


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- Maria

Content taken from previous books

I love Brene Brown's books and have read most of them. If you haven't, this will be useful. If you like me have covered a lot of what she shares, this is more of a revision of previously made points. Great personal stories used to clarify her points as usual.
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- laughing fingers

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-06-2013
  • Publisher: Sounds True