• The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting

  • Raising Children with Courage, Compassion, and Connection
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Release date: 06-26-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Sounds True
  • 4.8 (2,587 ratings)

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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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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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By Kindle Customer on 10-05-13

You will add dimension to your parenting skills!

What did you like best about this story?

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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By Maria on 01-25-14

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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By Anonymous User on 01-19-18

such a warm soul to listen to

such a honest encouraging book filled with loving suggestions, cant wait to put some of them into practice. Thank you :)

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By Lunagirl on 09-24-15

So clear and articulate. ..

Loved it. .. have now downloaded two more of hers. Such compassionate insight, and no unnecessary fluff.

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By Friendly animals on 11-27-17

Loved it

Brené Brown is awesome. a great book for parents. She makes some interesting points that I had not considered but definitely will now.

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