Endorsements for Roma’s Message
“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; featured on Oprah’s Lifeclass.
“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
“A wonderful, touching, thoughtful book that will help every person become the parent they hoped to be, to love, learn, communicate, connect, and feel alive in that wonderful, impossible life job, raising fine children. Every new parent should read this book; every grandparent-to-be should gift it to their children.”
— Alvin Rosenfeld, MD, clinical professor of psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College
“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
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— Julie Kertes, National Parenting Publications Awards
“A much-needed and timely book on the transformative nature of parenting—the key to a healthier, happier family and society.”
— The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi, founding director of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“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 opportunity to shift the parenting perspective and truly evolve as a parent is available to all who desire it. It’s time to cut through the outer ruckus and get in touch with the core aspects of the parent/child relationship. Thank you, Roma, for helping us to traverse the long and winding road of parenting.”
— Annie Burnside, award-winning author of Soul to Soul Parenting
“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 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
“Roma’s message of respecting children as individuals, listening to what they’re saying, and understanding and controlling one’s own emotions and responses is powerful.”
— Dr. Richard Cohen, Project ABC Family Wellness Network, Children’s Institute, Inc.
“Too many parenting books leave one feeling full of information while nagged by insecurity. Not The ‘Perfect’ Parent. With empathy, humor and practical advice, Roma Khetarpal’s words read like a conversation with a trusted friend.”
— Asha Dornfest, Author of Parent Hacks, and co-author of Minimalist Parenting: Enjoy Modern Family Life More By Doing Less
“While parenting can be a rich and rewarding activity, it is by no means an easy task. Khetarpal’s The ‘Perfect’ Parent provides a novel approach to 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. As a professor specializing in the neuroscience of health and happiness, I am genuinely pleased to share Khetarpal’s wisdom and insights with my own community, advancing the concept that becoming the perfect parent is now a reality.”
— Dr. Jay Kumar, author of Brain, Body & Being
“I truly enjoyed reading The ‘Perfect’ Parent and even have a journal for my favorite quotes. I keep it on hand for when I need a reminder on communicating better with my own children.”
— Maribel Reyes, owner and writer at Stroller Adventures
“What a gift! A practical, humorous, easy-to-read, complete handbook for every parent or soon-to-be parent! Roma brings self-effacing honesty and practical tools and insight into her discussion of the importance of communication, flexibility, and trust in parenting. Accepting and respecting our children the way we would love to be accepted and respected teaches them inner strength, calmness, and kindness. In her wonderful real-life examples, she shows how spending time listening to and understanding them is time well spent. We have as much to learn from our children as we have to teach them.”
— Yvonne Oswald, PhD, award-winning, bestselling author of Every Word Has Power
“The ‘Perfect’ Parent is a brilliant, easy-to-read guide that focuses on some of the most important yet rarely explored aspects of parenting, including creating loving, connected relationships with your children. By shifting the focus of parenting from discipline and completing a checklist of daily tasks to mindfully connecting with your children and yourself, you can create endless opportunities for building communication and great relationships with your kids!”
— Leslie Anne Ross, PsyD, vice president of the Leadership Center at Children’s Institute, Inc.
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