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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.
“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
“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
“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
“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