Imperfect Parenting

Honest Stories from Global Parents

by Chandra Sundeep
Cover picture of Imperfect Parenting

If you’re in search of a step-by-step parenting guide, “Imperfect Parenting: Honest Stories from Global Parents” might not be the book for you. However, if you are interested in hearing candid and real-life stories from other parents, then this book is precisely what you’re looking for.

Crafted by parents from across the world, this book is a tapestry of shared experiences. The honest accounts included in this collection are words of comfort, reminding parents that we are not alone in this unique and challenging journey. These personal stories explore topics close to the authors and depict the highs and lows they have experienced in their parenting journey.

From striking a balance between personal and professional life to leveraging childhood memories for enriching parenting, from embracing self-compassion and self-care to navigating the complexities of parenting in the digital age, and from addressing gender expression and sensitivity to illuminating the unique journeys of single parents and those raising children with special needs—these narratives encompass a spectrum of parental encounters.

As a mother of two dynamic girls, I loved reading this book. Knowing other parents have gone through similar experiences was a great comfort.

Sharing a few excerpts that I found to be quite valuable

We all need to grow up again by parenting ourselves before we turn to the responsibility of raising our children. To heal from all our fears, anxieties, hurts, anger, disappointments, sadness, and trauma, lest we inadvertently pass it all onto the next generation.

When shamed, children grow up with the belief that they are not good enough: it makes them timid and seeps into their persona in many insidious ways.

One of the essential beliefs to encourage in children is to help them and show them how capable they are. To consciously instil the belief—I AM CAPABLE.

Lasting happiness occurs when we invest our energy in meaningful goals across the different areas of our lives that are important to us.

Be flexible according to the situation. You are the parent, and you are the best person to decide your actions according to the situation.

Balance is key to every aspect of our life. Help to enable children to understand the reason behind the differences in decisions based on environment and situations, and the child can always choose to decide on how he/she wants to respond when faced with the same.


“Imperfect Parenting: Honest Stories from Global Parents” is a valuable book and I wholly recommend it to all parents.


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Title: Imperfect Parenting: Honest Stories from Global Parents Author: Various
Publisher: LetsAuthor Books Publication date: November 17, 2023
Genre: Non-Fiction—Young Adult Format: Paperback
ISBN: ‎ 9788195869596 No. of Pages: 194

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