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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.


  • 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.

©2007 Les Parrott and Leslie Parrott (P)2007 Zondervan

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  • Johann
  • 27-11-07

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Encouraging if somewhat obvious advice. Main concept figure out whom you would like your kids to be and become that person to lead by example.
I liked Screamfree Parenting better, if only because it relied less on the bible, which to my reading is hardly a positive example for parents.
I started skipping chapters a little more than halfway through in pure disgust.
Good luck to the perseverant.

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  • James Travis Worthington
  • 19-12-17


Highly recommend to any parents working to be better. Lots of practical tips and traits I will implement in my own life

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-04-17

great insight into the meaning of parenting!

this book offers lots of great and practical advice for a parent who wants more out of the relationship with their kiddos

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  • rbl
  • 22-11-08

Excellent Parenting Book

Very practical and inspirational. I highly recommend this book for all parents.

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