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The Book

The “Perfect” Parent

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.

The “Perfect” Parent is also available in Chinese and Korean.

Published by Greenleaf Book Group on October 1, 2014.