There’s no shortage of books about parenting available, so when we find a good one we like to share it with our readers.  We’d like to introduce you to Permission to Parent:  How to Raise Your Child with Love and Limits by Robin Berman, MD.

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Children used to be seen and not heard, but now they are at the center of their parents’ universe. Parents today seem skittish about asserting their authority. They indulge in their children’s demands and tantrums, and enter into endless discussions. Sadly, this indulgence is creating a generation of psychologically fragile individuals, and it undermines the very self-esteem it seeks to build. In between these parenting extremes lies a better way to raise thriving, well-adjusted children.

Parents need to know that it is not only OK but essential to be in charge. Children with too much power often become anxious, and not allowing children to work through negative emotions leads to a lack of resilience later in their lives.

Permission to Parent teaches parents to be comfortable setting boundaries while maintaining a loving connection, fostering self-esteem, respect, and emotional maturity. Children need limits more than they need indulgences, time more than schedules, and love more than stuff.

Robin Berman, MD, provides the tools for great parenting by drawing from her extensive clinical experience and wisdom collected from seasoned therapists, revered teachers, and role-model parents. Permission to Parent strikes the perfect balance of advice, anecdote, and research to be an essential parenting guide.

Read an excerpt of “Permission to Parent: How to Raise Your Child with Love and Limits” by Robin Berman, MD.