• The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting

  • Raising Children with Courage, Compassion, and Connection
  • By: Brené Brown PhD
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown PhD
  • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
  • Speech
  • Release date: 26-06-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Sounds True
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.8 (218 ratings)

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.
©2013 Brené Brown (P)2013 Brené Brown
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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 23-07-18

short and sweet

powerful points and nice stories. wish there was more stories and anecdotes. and tips. Also wish she would indicate whether or not her research accounted for cultural differences of families.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Miss A Bodo on 16-06-18

Game Changing

The Profound highlight for me was the difference between Shame & Guilt.
The other “guideposts” were also highly valuable. Plus to be reassured that you cannot raise your children to be better than you are. That you Can and Must work on yourself also whilst raising them. To be as good as you want to raise them. And that that’s OK. Empowering.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Filazafer on 06-06-15

A very good refresher, but not her best book.

Brene Brown truly changed my life. I will buy everything she does without regrets. This is not really a book, but more of a spoken word recording. It is good, but you will get so much more out of her audible book called "The Power Of Vulnerability." That is her masterpiece and it will explain the ideas presented in this book in much greater detail. This is more of a refresher and goes in more depth about how the ideas apply to parenting. like I said before this is a spoken word talk and she is an excellent speaker. And when I say excellent I mean maybe the best I've ever heard. She is very engaging and easy to understand. But, it's not just some touchy-feely junk like some reviewers have stated. Her ideas are backed with real research that she conducted herself. Like I said before she changed my life and I now understand what I need to do to make positive changes in relationships and parenting. This book is good, but it's not the best starting point.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 05-10-13

You will add dimension to your parenting skills!

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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.

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