Brené Brown’s Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto

First of all… to Heather: thanks for telling me to read Brene Brown. 🙂  I love her work!

Second… Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame.  She has on her website a free download of her “Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto”.  Along the same lines of yesterday’s post … this is a wonderfully inspiring way to think about how we parent.  I have printed it and hung it on my fridge (the fridge I always swear I will keep free of magnets and paper… not!).

As parents of narcissistic ex’s… we have to “take the high road”. We have to “parent beyond” and let our children know that they are loved for who they are, and that they are unique and wonderful just as they are…to give them what they need to “blossom beyond” the challenges of growing up with a controlling, abusive parent.

This is such a great way to keep that in mind on a daily basis!

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3 Responses to “Brené Brown’s Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto”

  1. Heather says:

    Thanks! Back at you 😉

  2. Heather says:

    Yeah! Watch her tEd talk too. I tried to get my ex and his family into her but I imagine w/their conditions it’s like listening to Martians. However I find parenting and living w/her perspectives to be freeing, particularly within context of divorcing a narc. Also when I’m down (after his shennagins this week, I was pretty depressed) I find her inspiring. I’m so glad you like her!


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