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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 Betsy R
Date Added: Thursday 16 October 2014
I found this program to be useful even though I do not have children. This works for me and my relationship with my inner child. I would recommend it for anyone who had a crappy childhood!
By Nancy S
Date Added: Wednesday 15 October 2014
Excellent, although some repetition from her other work.
By Pamela P
Date Added: Friday 3 October 2014
This was a very helpful approach to parenting. My husband and I have two grown children and a teenager and the ideas that Brene Brown discussed really changed our orientation toward parenting our youngest in a very positive way. I wish we had known about it sooner.
By fran b
Date Added: Thursday 2 October 2014
Since listening (multiple times) to this program I have noticed a shift in my parenting. The shift is hard to explain other than I am more comfortable being in the moment with my kids, both in their silliness and in sharing their hurts. I definitely recommend.
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