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Brené Brown

Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work who has spent the past 10 years studying vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame. She is a nationally renowned speaker and has won numerous teaching awards,...

The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting

Raising Children with Courage, Compassion, and Connection

Brené Brown

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Course objectives:

  • Discuss how to cultivate worthiness in families-the knowledge that we are each always worthy of love and belonging
  • Explain how to engage in creativity and play as a family
  • Discuss how to cultivate a practice of gratitude and joy in the home
  • Explain the value of respect and hard work within a culture of "fun, fast, and easy"
  • Discuss how to embrace imperfection as a parent and how to teach our children to have the courage to be authentic and compassionate

Dr. Brené Brown's Ten Guideposts to Wholehearted Families

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 10 guideposts to creating what she describes as "wholehearted" families where each of us can continually learn and grow as we reach our full potential, including:

  • Cultivating worthiness in families—the knowledge that we are each always worthy of love and belonging
  • Vulnerability—the key to true connection
  • Engaging in creativity and play as a family
  • Practicing gratitude and joy in the home
  • Respect and hard work in a culture of "fun, fast, and easy"

"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.

Product details

Contents 2 CDs (2 hours, 6 minutes)
Date Published May 01, 2013
ISBN-10 1-60407-973-8
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-973-9
Dimensions 5 1/2" x 4 3/4"
Product Codes 3099d, w3099d, aw03099d
Audio Download:
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Contents Audio download (2 hours, 6 minutes)
Date Published May 01, 2013
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-990-6
Product Codes 3099w, w3099w, aw03099w
CE Credits:
Contents 2 CE credits
Date Published May 01, 2013
Product Codes 3980, e3980, ce03980

Customer Reviews

By William Dancer
Date Added: Saturday 15 February 2014
This CD provides not only provides wonderful incite about parenting; but also gives clarity about how you were parented. Ways of parenting seem to be passed on from generation to generation. Brene" Brown explain how parenting can be done without or at least with much less shame.
By Sarah Jane
Date Added: Saturday 15 February 2014
Engaging, heartwarming advice thats like a warm cup of cocoa on a cold day. Inspiring
Date Added: Friday 27 December 2013
Brene is awesome - This audiobook blew my mind! Thank you.
By Kari K
Date Added: Saturday 30 November 2013
Excellent, excellent, excellent! Brene's message is always the same, but the way she tailors it to different situations is so enlightening. parenting is SUCH a challenge, who doesn't need some shame busting there? Her main advice for families to teach the distinction between bad choices and bad "beingness" is so key. it changed my parenting approach to my teenager right away, and actually empowered me to be more authoritative without the fear of being shaming. What a breakthrough tool.
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