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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.