Brené Brown has got to be one of the most quotable modern-day authors I’ve ever read. you can honestly find pearls of wisdom worthy of framing on your wall on every single page of her book Daring Greatly.
As a parent a large amount of my following on social media happen to be parents as well especially since I feature real moms on Mondays. That being said the way that I received this book was from a parenting perspective, naturally.
Here are five amazing parenting quotes from Brené Brown‘s book Daring Greatly, how the courage to be vulnerable Transformers the way we Live, love, Parent, and Lead.
When it comes to parenting, the concept of framing mothers as good or bad is both rampant and corrosive. It turns parenting into a shame minefield.Daring Greatly – Brené Brown
Why can’t we be friends?
Parenting is already difficult enough. Why are being so critical of each other when it takes a village to raise these kids? I’d rather swap ideas, recipes and parenting hacks so we can raise the next generation to levels that we can be proud of. Nobody can thrive in isolation after all.
The real question of parents should be are you engaged? Are you paying attention? If so expect to make a lot of mistakes and bad decisions.Daring Greatly – Brené Brown
If you’re worried about the effects of your parenting, you’re probably a good parent.
Worry comes with the territory. We worry about the things we love most. Your children are blessed because you care enough about them to worry. Mistakes will be made, decisions will be regretted but as long as you’re paying attention, don’t worry, you’re doing great!
Imperfect parenting moments turn into Gifts as our children Watch us try to figure out what went wrong and how we can do it better next time.Daring Greatly – Brené Brown
The upside of imperfection.
Imagine no lessons had to be learned because no mistakes were ever made? There’s an opportunity to learn and improve within every single imperfect moment. As parents we are constantly learning about both ourselves, our partners and our children. Every single day these micro-lessons help us paint a picture of the kind of people we are raising, and the kind of parent they are telling us that they need us to become. Be open to learning, apologize often and never stop learning.
The mandate Is not to be perfect and very happy children. Perfection doesn’t exist and I have found that what makes children happy doesn’t always prepare them for being happy, engaged adults.Daring Greatly – Brené Brown
If my 4 year old had it his way, there would be candy for breakfast and we would never brush our teeth. Though I’m sure that would make him happy, it’s not the way it works! Brené Brown reminds me in this quote that we’re not raising babies, we’re raising adults.
When Shame becomes a management style engagement Dies. When failure is not an option we can forget about learning, creativity, and innovation.Daring Greatly – Brené Brown
Learning at home has always been something important to me. I’m raising bilingual children and we work on language development a lot together. If I wasn’t playful, he would never learn anything. I try to make sure that I’m fluent in silly and my goal is to keep my son playful because he’s much more cooperative and agreeable in this state.
I truly believe you get the lessons you need from books. Though this wasn’t intended as a parenting book per se, it’s given me so much insight on parenting and the importance of allowing mistakes to be made and vulnerability to be welcome at home.
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