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The “Perfect” Parent

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Here's what the experts are saying!

"Parenting consciously is at the heart of raising emotionally healthy children. This book offers wonderful tools to navigate the world of engaged, attuned and conscious parenting." — Dr. Shefali Tsabary, clinical psychologist and author of The Conscious Parent and Out of Control
"Roma Khetarpal gives parents practical tools to better understand and engage with their children." — Jonathan Hewitt, author of Life Ki-Do Parenting: Tools to Raise Happy, Confident Kids from the Inside Out
"Parenting is difficult and our training is so limited. This insightful, touching and well-written book by Roma Khetarpal teaches effective parenting by guiding parent-child communications. It will help improve and promote your child's growth and development." — Edward Farber, PhD., author of Raising the Kid You Love with the Ex You Hate
"Roma Khetarpal has created a true guidebook for all parents seeking to create a family environment sans unnecessary guilt, doubt and fear. For so many, parenting has become an overwhelming endeavor in our modern world. But there is another way, and that way is clearly laid out through the insights and anecdotes in this gem of a book, The "Perfect" Parent." — Annie Burnside, award-winning author of Soul to Soul Parenting
"Parents, you can relax! The “Perfect” Parent reassures you that you can trust your child raising instincts. It also provides you with five tools to remember when you hit a rough patch." — David Walsh, Ph.D. Psychologist and author of Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen, Founder of Mind Positive Parenting
"Khetarpal’s The Perfect Parent provides a novel approach in navigating the complex terrain of parenthood. Synthesizing her own experiences as a mother with current research from psychology and cognitive neuroscience, this is a valuable resource to any parent wishing to improve communication and cultivate greater empathy with their children." — Dr. Jay Kumar, author of Brain, Body & Being
"The 'Perfect' Parent is packed with practical, easy to remember tips and simple strategies for establishing meaningful connections between parents and children of all ages. This book will be a huge relief for all those overwhelmed parents and maxed out moms who want to bring out the best in themselves and their kids." — Dr. Christine Carter, author of Raising Happiness

About the Book

Parents today face extreme pressure to get everything exactly “right” in a pursuit for perfection, which makes them feel that parenting is hard. They worry about whether they’re doing a good enough job and wonder if their kids will turn out okay. In this book author Roma Khetarpal puts all of that agony to rest. She explains how 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 kids 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 writes for parents of children of all ages. In clear and empowering language, she leads readers through five communication tools designed to help parents strengthen their bond with their kids and handle the common emotions of doubt, guilt, worry, and fear that often accompany the challenges of raising a child. These tools are condensed into quick takeaways and affirmations at the end of each chapter for easy recall.

Khetarpal’s advice is enhanced by humorous real-life examples and anecdotes taken from personal experience and popular parenting classes she’s taught for years, as well as easy-to-remember exercises—including “Dealing with the Feeling” and “Take Five”—for use in common family situations. Once parents finish this short, enjoyable, and memorable read, they will be equipped with the tools they need to build a relationship with their kids that lasts a lifetime.

Published by Greenleaf Book Group on October 1, 2014.