Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Perfect Parent Book Review

I am not sure how I ended up with this book from the library but it has a new sticker on it so I either grabbed it off the new shelf or reserved it from the new books section.  Either way, I am glad that I got The ''Perfect'' Parent: 5 Tools for Using Your Inner Perfection to Connect with Your Kids by Roma Khetarpal because there are so many useful tips in this book.

Get ready for a parenting makeover!
If you're a parent today, you face extreme pressure to get everything exactly ''right''--a pursuit of perfection that probably makes parenting feel hard. It encourages you to worry about whether you re doing a good enough job, and to wonder if your kids will turn out okay.   In The ''Perfect'' Parent, Roma Khetarpal puts all of that agony to rest. She explains that the key to a fulfilling parenting experience is to stop chasing an ideal and instead use your inner perfection to nurture a strong, communicative connection with your children--which will lead them to be happy, think positive, and do good.

Drawing from the fields of personal growth and emotional intelligence and distilling cutting-edge scientific research, Khetarpal leads you through five communication tools designed to help parents strengthen their bond with their kids and handle the doubt, guilt, worry, and fear that often accompany the challenges of raising children. Along the way, she shares helpful, humorous real-life stories taken from the popular parenting classes she's taught for years, as well as easy-to-remember exercises--such as ''Dealing with the Feeling'' and ''Take Five''--for use in common family situations.

With this short, useful, and enjoyable guide, you will be equipped with the simple tools you need to build a relationship with your kids that lasts a lifetime. Includes a ''Perfect'' parent toolbox! 
National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) GOLD Award Winner!Parents' Choice Recommended Award Winner! and Mom's Choice Gold Award Winner!
I thought it was a great book with lots of tools to improve your relationship with your children.  There are five tools including honorable parenting, approachable parenting, sensible parenting, reasonable and responsible parenting, and enjoyable and memorable parenting.  The chapter gives lots of examples and other stories that are easy to relate to and grow from.  At the end of each chapter there is an affirmation reminder like "I am an Honorable and confident parent doing the best that I can.  I accept and respect myself and my child just as we are."  There is a section with quick takeaways for what you learned in the chapter to summarize again.  I think that this is a good book to pick up every once in awhile to make sure that you are on the right track because I was definitely more aware while I was reading it.  There are many ideas that will help dealing with all friends and families in addition to your children.  I thought that it was well worth the read and I hope that I am going to improve some of my behaviors in time for spending the whole summer together!!  I hope that you check it out and enjoy it too!

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