Perfectly Imperfect Parenting: Connection Not Perfection by Dr Mary O'Kane

Perfectly Imperfect Parenting: Connection Not Perfection

By Dr Mary O’Kane

Children don’t need perfection. They need connection. With these simple words a new world of parenting opens.

“Perfectly Imperfect Parenting: Connection Not Perfection” is a revolutionary book by Dr Mary O’Kane. Not only does it take a unique look into how we connect with our children, it examines the most important theories concerning development, from psychology to education, without confusing words and technical jargon. Understanding these theories will strengthen the familial bonds as you apply them to your daily lives.


We’re all imperfect parents
And that’s perfectly OK.
Tiny humans need connection,
Not perfection.

– L.R. Knost

A Book By

Dr Mary O’Kane

The purpose of Perfectly Imperfect Parenting is to focus on how parents can and should support long term social and emotional development while boosting wellbeing and resilience and building independence of character. It is simple, practical, accessible and effective; the evidence-based guide every parent needs.

Parenting is one of the most challenging and rewarding parts of life. Most of us try our best.

Add the knowledge in this book and you will be better equipped to support your children to become strong, capable adults.

Dr Mary O'Kane

Click on the images below, which will give you an idea of the areas considered in the book!

Advance Praise for Perfectly Imperfect Parenting:

“Positive and full of the warmth and fun that Mary brings to everything she does.”

Anton Savage, Broadcaster

“Get ready to read your favourite book on parenting! The science and psychology in this book are fascinating and it really helps join the dots on why our children behave like they do. My favourite element is that Mary writes with the wisdom of an expert but also with the empathy & experience of a mother.”

Karen Koster, Ireland AM Anchor

“At last, a parenting book from a brilliant expert telling us that to do better we actually need to do less!”

Claire McKenna, Presenter Newstalk Radio

“What children most need to thrive is connection. We don’t need to become perfect parents to give our children enough of what they most need. Mary does a masterful job of presenting and balancing these two powerful parenting truths. Bravo!”

Pam Leo, Author




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