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‘Permission To Parent’

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Psychiatrist and UCLA professor Dr. Robin Berman joined us live to share good parenting tips with her new book ‘Permission to Parent.’

ABOUT THE BOOK: Parenting has become more of a profession than a relationship, suggests Dr. Berman. But a strong parent-child bond is essential for building the emotional security that will allow the child to make his/her own way in the world. Based on Dr. Berman’s own clinical experience, as well as the collective wisdom of a “parenting village” of teachers, coaches, pediatricians, therapists—and parents and kids themselves—PERMISSION TO PARENT examines how to build that bond while remaining in charge. The upshot, she says, will be a generation of children with greater self-esteem, respect, and emotional control.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Robin Berman, MD, is a psychiatrist, mother of three, and a Reflective Parenting group leader. After completing her first medical school rotation in child psychiatry, she noticed that parents often needed more help than their children, and thus began her life-long journey of parental education. During her residency at Rush Medical College she won the award for best teacher of medical students. She is now an Associate Professor at UCLA Medical Center and runs her own practice focused on helping families achieve their goals and lead happier, more fulfilling lives. Dr. Berman is a founding board member of the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and children.


Wednesday, June 4, at the Barnes and Noble on the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica (map). Arrivals begin at 6:45 p.m.

This segment aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News on May 28, 2014.

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