The Perfect Child by Lucinda BerryA Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestseller.
A page-turning debut of suspense about a young couple desperate to have a child of their own—and the unsettling consequences of getting what they always wanted.
Christopher and Hannah are a happily married surgeon and nurse with picture-perfect lives. All that’s missing is a child. When Janie, an abandoned six-year-old, turns up at their hospital, Christopher forms an instant connection with her, and he convinces Hannah they should take her home as their own.
But Janie is no ordinary child, and her damaged psyche proves to be more than her new parents were expecting. Janie is fiercely devoted to Christopher, but she acts out in increasingly disturbing ways, directing all her rage at Hannah. Unable to bond with Janie, Hannah is drowning under the pressure, and Christopher refuses to see Janie’s true nature.
Hannah knows that Janie is manipulating Christopher and isolating him from her, despite Hannah’s attempts to bring them all together. But as Janie’s behavior threatens to tear Christopher and Hannah apart, the truth behind Janie’s past may be enough to push them all over the edge.
The Not So Perfect Child monologue for female actor written by D. M. Larson
My Child's Not Perfect
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Children need more than a parent who will talk about boundaries. They need a parent who will be boundaries. This means that in whatever situation arises, you respond to your child with empathy, firmness, freedom, and consequences. This is how God handles his children, and he is our model. Use the following three key steps to help begin the process with your kids:.
In case you didn't know, there is only one way to parent. Deviating from the right way will result in kids who are not only unhealthy, unintelligent, and immoral, but will grow up to be lower middle class , and isn't that what we all truly fear the most? Children who grow up without unprecedented material success? Life has proven over and over again that the path to fulfillment is paved with higher education and regular promotions. If you say you want all of the above for your little ones, it's time to take action.
Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings
By Abigail Cukier Aug 26, Believe it or not, this reaction was a bit of an improvement. Sound familiar? Anxiety is the root of the issue, she adds, and recent studies suggest genetics play a role. Simon Sherry , a clinical psychologist and associate professor in the department of psychology and neuroscience at Dalhousie University in Halifax, notes that in some cases, kids can internalize the pressure to be perfect from parents and society.
There's a video on this website of me being interviewed on the national Morning Show with Mike and Juliet on Fox. The show was on Spanking —whether or not to spank your kids. They had invited on a woman who believed she needed to spank her kids, and a mom who had decided not to spank her children. You can watch the whole show here. It was almost as if she was speaking a different language.