Thursday, February 22, 2024

Imperfect Parenting Book Review


Book:  Imperfect Parenting – Honest Stories from Global Parents

Author: Jayne Ruff, Aarthi Prabhakaran and Co-Authors

Genre: Non-fiction (Parenting)

Publisher: Let’s author

Pages: 171

Rating: 4*/5

Reading Time for the blog: 3 minutes

Get it Here 


Q. What are some surprises or joys you've discovered in parenthood?


Q. In what ways have your parenting techniques evolved or changed over time?


Q. What lessons have you learned about patience, resilience, or flexibility through parenthood?


Q. How do you approach balancing work, family, and personal time in your daily life?


Are you and your spouse considering these kinds of questions frequently, as recent or experienced parents? If so, you're on the right blog.


About The Author: Jayne Ruff, Aarthi Prabhakaran and Co-Authors


Jayne Ruff lives in London with her husband and two children. Originally from Scotland, she is an Occupational Psychologist working with global teams through organizational development and change. She is also the founder of coaching and development consultancy – Parenting Point- and she is passionate about supporting people as they navigate working parenthood. 


Aarthi Prabhakaran has 20+ years of multi-faceted experience in providing consulting to EdTech Start-ups, Integrative Counseling & and Community Development, impacting new-age entrepreneurs, and diverse student and family populations. She is pursuing her passion in Counselling Psychology, she runs an exclusive life skills program-ChangeMakers-for teens and young adults, to inculcate the aspects of problem-solving, holistic well-being, and being a learner for life like herself.


About The Book


The title of the book, "Imperfect Parenting," convinced me to read it. As a parent myself, I am constantly looking for information on how to do my parenting well. I just hope I don't miss anything and have regrets later on. And here I found this relatable book written by all the parents who have shared their honest journeys globally. They have imparted knowledge to other parents and imparted lessons learned from their experiences.


Undoubtedly, becoming a parent is the greatest blessing, yet one size does not suit all.  Nothing exists (book, teacher, podcast, etc.) that instructs us on how to paint a picture correctly. It simply happens as you have experienced. Being a parent is an ongoing learning process. Especially during the early years, a parent has a lot on their plate.


I like that the book's author concentrated on teaching us how to parent ourselves before we parent our kids. When we are with our children, we must always be mindful.

The book's title fits the content, which is that children only need love, care, and guidance—things that only parents can provide—instead of large toys, expensive presents, or a lot of other material possessions.


Never forget that once they're young and can make their own decisions, they will mirror what you did as parents. Thus, never pass up the opportunity to spend time with your child. It's during their formative years that they need you the most. I hope this book will also provide you with a wealth of guidance and recommendations for what to do and what not to do.


Note: Learning from other parents' experiences might help you become wiser, but it's always smarter to follow your heart. Though none of the co-authors have written a how-to manual or practical manual, they have all shared their own unique parenting experiences. Please refrain from reading it as a tale. These are the genuine tales.


 Who the book is for?

• For those parents, raising their children in a society that frequently places an importance on perfection.

• Looking for a sensible and understanding mentor.

• By accepting flaws during the parenting process


Why should you read it?

  • ·      Planned out chapters with straightforward explanations
  • ·      Setting healthy boundaries with the kids.
  • ·      Improving communication between parents and their children



Learning From The Book 

·      Useful advice on helping your child if they approach you    

·      How to take care of and be loving to a child that has special needs

·      Improvement in your parenting experience.


"Having a sibling is crucial for a lasting bond and plays a significant role in raising a child, as I am a mother of a five-year-old. This book discusses a useful method for teaching children as they are growing up in the digital age to preserve a positive parent-child bond.”


 The main thing about this book that I admire is that parents in the modern era are more conscious of how they are raising their children. Every parent wants to raise their children to provide them with a better upbringing and a better world.


Favourite lines from the book “ I imagine the adults we becoming and the adults our children will become. What a beautiful community we will be. What a beautiful community we are.”


If you ask me about my favorite chapter from the book, I must say each chapter has a unique message to convey. There is no repition. Every chapter is loaded with lots of personal experiences and knowledgeable content that, You’ll feel like reading again and again to understand it better. You will undoubtedly come away from the book feeling moved as well as with plenty of new understanding for your parenting journey.


What’re you waiting for? Grab your copy now and start your beautiful adventure of parenthood.

If you're seeking guidance or have a specific question related to imperfect parenting, feel free to share your thoughts or concerns in the comment box below.


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