I Was The Perfect Parent...Then I Had Kids

Experience Parenting with greater victory and less guilt. (Parent With Purpose)

Non-Fiction - Parenting
196 Pages
Reviewed on 01/29/2020
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Author Biography

Being parents to 4 children, hubby and I, of 34 years, struggled with realizing we were not great at this 'parenting thing'. Why we thought we would have it all together before we had kids, was a very judgmental place to be, but we realized we were going to have to learn as we parent.
You never are where you need to be on this journey of life, but you need to ensure you are on the right road with the understanding that you need to be continually learning.
I share my struggles and accomplishment as well as all I have learned in the hopes of helping you be on the right road for your journey.

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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

I Was The Perfect Parent…..Then I Had Kids by Lynda Harlos is an engaging book that speaks about parenting styles. The author's concept will help all parents set down goals for their parenting and establish rules and guidelines to help them. 'Parenting with Purpose' is an ongoing learning process and will guide parents in understanding their role and what they want to accomplish. The book is also handy when it comes to relieving many parents of misplaced guilt, which often makes them think they are bad parents. Reading this book is also a good way for parents to figure out their purpose for their children which is free from guilt and ridicule from other parents who have different sets of goals for their kids.

The topic is relevant and the approach to it is fresh, brave, and unique, thereby making it an entertaining book. The tools and techniques will make readers reflect on what type of parents they are or have been and find a balance so that their children are empowered. It is not easy bringing up children nowadays and the author's personal experiences make it easy for readers to connect with her words. I Was The Perfect Parent…..Then I Had Kids by Lynda Harlos is a must-read for all parents to examine their parenting styles and see where change needs to be made. The book has the right words for the right person at the right time. This self-help manual will help all parents who often feel lost and alone in their parental journey.