內容簡介 Helicopter parent, tiger parent . . . lawnmower parent? Generation Z has a reputation of entitlement, but this attitude is often fostered by parents who mow down every obstacle in their child's path, never letting them fail. In How to Raise Perfectly Imperfect Kids and Be OK with It, humorist Lisa Sugarman takes her humanistic approach to parenting Gen Z kids and tells it like it is. Sugarman reminds parents that it's okay (and beneficial) for children to confront obstacles, it's okay if your children are not perfect, and it's okay to say No. The goal is not to raise perfect children; the goal is to raise kind, responsible adults, and it's a process.How to Raise Perfectly Imperfect Kids reminds the reader that mistakes and problems lead to lessons. Fixating on raising the smartest, fastest, most successful child will never result in a happy child (or a happy parent). With healthy doses of humor and reality, Lisa Sugarman reminds us that our kids were never meant to be perfect, and perfectly imperfect kids can become wonderful, well-rounded adults if we just allow them to grow.
作者介紹 Lisa Sugarman writes the nationally syndicated humor column It Is What It Is and is the author of LIFE: It Is What It Is, Untying Parent Anxiety: 18 Myths That Have You in Knots--And How to Get Free, and How To Raise Perfectly Imperfect Kids--And Be Ok With It, available on Amazon, at Barnes & Noble, and at select bookstores everywhere. Lisa is a MentorMama at SocialMama, the free networking app for moms, and is a regular contributor on GrownAndFlown, This Mama Wines, MommingHubb, More Content Now, Wickedlocal.com, and Care.com. Her work has also appeared in TIME Magazine's TIME for Parents, on LittleThings, Mamalode, 50 Shades of Aging, and on PBS Kids. She's also the founder and moderator of The Vomit Booth, the popular Facebook parenting group where parents go to bond over the madness of parenthood. Lisa lives with her husband and two daughters just north of Boston in a tiny coastal town of twenty thousand people crammed onto a teensy peninsula. Visit her online at www.lisasugarman.com. Debra Fox Gansenberg, MSW, LICSW, is the founder and owner of New Beginnings Counseling Service PC, located around the North Shore of Boston. She has a 25-year history working in the mental health field as a skilled clinical psychotherapist and business owner specializing in individuals, couples, group, and family therapy. Debra has also been the Director of School Services for NBCS for more than 20 years, and she has customized and implemented school-based counseling services for several schools, pre-K through 12th grade. Her case load includes a wide variety of patients cultivating their communication skills, learning coping skills, problem solving, and improving the quality of their relationships, as well as travelling through self-exploration. Debra has an eclectic approach to tackling a wide variety of issues that range from depression and anxiety to self-management, self-esteem, and learning differences. Her experience includes clinical therapy, psycho education, public speaking, creating curriculum, business management business operations, and clinical supervision. She received her counseling degree from Simmons College, School of Social Work. She lives north of Boston with her husband and three sons.