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The Parent You Want to Be: Who You Are Matters More Than What You Do [Paperback]

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When it comes to parenting, who people are is more important than what they do, according to the authors, who show readers how to select their top four of five intentional traits and pass them along to their children.

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Choose the parent you'll be---and you choose the child you'll raise.When it comes to parenting, who you are is more important than what you do. After all, your child internalizes your traits more than anyone else's on the planet. And that's why Les and Leslie Parrott---in a parenting book like no other---give you a proven plan for cultivating the traits you most want your child to have.Discover ...* the most important question you'll ever ask as a parent* the three-step method to avoid being the parent you don't want to be* the secret to making your 'intentional traits' stick on even your worst days... and much more.A husband and wife team made up of two of today's leading relationship experts, Les and Leslie Parrott reveal their personal experiences as parents to help you fulfill the most important calling you will ever have. The Parent You Want to Be is inspiring, warm, and filled with a transformational power for your entire family.

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Studio: Zondervan
Pages   198
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   0.9 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2007
Publisher   Zondervan Publishing
ISBN  0310272459  
ISBN13  9780310272458  
UPC  025986272456  

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A psychologist and a marriage and family therapist, Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott are founders of the Center for Relationship Development at Seattle Pacific University. Their bestselling books include Love Talk, Crazy Good Sex The Complete Guide to Marriage Mentoring, and the award-winning Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts. Their work has been featured in The New York Times and USA Today, and they have appeared on CNN, O'Reilly Factor, Good Morning America, Today Show, The View, and Oprah. They live with their two sons in Seattle. Visit

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great reminders  May 21, 2010
Our Sunday School class did a study based on this book (Parenting: The Early Years -- 6 lessons which we covered over 12 weeks), and it was a good session. Though not necessarily earth shattering / life changing, the 10 traits are certainly thought provoking and helpful. I think the PARENT you want to be is the PERSON you want to be. (Managers would do well to apply many of them for employees)
great book causes you to think, very helpful  Apr 11, 2010
This is a God-based Christian book, so as long as that doesn't offend you this is really terrific book with a wonderful list of important parental qualities to think about and work on. Great read, inspiring.
Great book!  Feb 4, 2009
Great book - easy read for busy parents! I really like the format, big font, broken down in to short easy chapters which helps when you have constant interruptions with kids! Very intuitive and really makes you think. I would highly recommend this book!
What a great book - if you are serious about parenting  Nov 29, 2008
If you are serious about being a good parent then you need to read this. It is easy to read and great to discuss with your husband/wife. It will challenge you and encourage you. Make a difference in your child's life.
Gets to the root of the issue  Nov 24, 2007
This book gets to the root of most parenting issues, I think. Although parenting techniques have some value, the book suggests that who you are will speak over the techniques you use. Even if you "do the right thing", you will end up communicating what is in your heart through the means. By becoming the parent you want to be, you can communicate important traits to your children through your seems a lot more natural than following step-by-step directions.

The book is quite practical (although it isn't a parenting technique book) and down-to-earth. It has small chapters and thought-provoking questions. It will help you to feel better about the things you are good at and it will encourage you in doing better at the things you are not so great at. I enjoyed the book and I think it has given me a lot of hope for my future as a parent.

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