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    Apr 7, 2015
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    5.3" x 8"
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    0.4 lb
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Book Title and Author Byline

Permission to Parent

How to Raise Your Child with Love and Limits

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About the Book

Children used to be seen and not heard. Now they are the center of their parents' universe. We need to find a graceful middle way.

Parents today seem skittish about asserting their parental authority. They indulge children's demands, tantrums, and endless negotiations for fear of hurting their children's feelings. Sadly, this is creating a generation of psychologically fragile kids, and parents are undermining the very self-esteem they are trying so earnestly to build. "Tiger mom," "helicopter parent," "the cool dad"—between these extremes lies a better way to raise thriving, well-adjusted children.

About the Author

Robin Berman, M.D.

Robin Berman, M.D., is a psychiatrist and an associate professor at UCLA. She is a certified Reflective Parenting group leader and a Simplicity Parenting group leader. Dr. Berman is a founding board member of the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and children.


“It may be hard to say ‘no’ to your child… unless you also read a great new book called Permission to Parent by psychiatrist Robin Berman. It will help you bring parenting back to the center, where it belongs.” Washington Post

“I have remarked many times that there is no parenting manual that comes with your child when they are born, but I believe Robin Berman, MD has written the first one that should be present in every delivery room. Hallelujah!” —Reese Witherspoon, Academy Award winning Actress

“Robin Berman’s inspiring book is a must-read for all parents. It shows how to nurture with love and respect in order to raise strong, happy, and successful children.” —Dr. Harvey Karp, author, The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep: Birth to Five

“All parents will find themselves in the pages of Dr. Berman’s smart and accessible book.” —Catherine Birndorf, MD, author of “The Nine Rooms of Happiness", and mental health columnist for Self Magazine

“Permission to Parent is rich with wisdom, filled with laughter and heartwarming moments that any parent can recognize. Dr. Berman has written the how-to for being the parent we all wish to be.” —Marianne Williamson, New York Times Best Selling Author and Internationally Acclaimed Spiritual Lecturer

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