They say that it’s always darkest before dawn. For overworked, overstressed businessman Dale Vernon, that was exactly the case.
Dale realized that while he was pouring his heart and soul into his career, he was coming up short at home. Things got so bad that at one point, one of his sons came to him to explain why he was failing a number of classes in school, only to be met with the response: “try harder”.
It was then that Dale realized his priorities were out of line. He realized that the busy, fast-paced lifestyle brought on from his job was caustic to his family life. He knew he had to make a change in his life in order to get back in touch with his wife, Monica, and his three children.
With help from Monica, a teacher, the two worked towards building a better home life. How?
It all starts with an intentional approach to daily communication in their family. As they worked through their issues, they created a playbook that helped them focus on putting down the devices and talking directly to each other.
You’ve probably heard it all before, right? Some psychiatrist or parenting expert laid down the “facts” on how you can maintain your work-life balance, and still grow closer to your children. Meanwhile, they’ve never been part of a marriage in which both parents work full-time jobs and raise kids!
Well, that’s where How Imperfect Parents Lead Great Families differs. These two parents understand the real life problems that two working parents face when raising children. Now, they’ve used their experience to give parents a playbook on how to lead their family. After working together to write their book, they have built an organization to help spread their message and help other families.
Learn more about the Vernon’s book, it’s powerful message and the couple’s organization! Visit page two for more!
The impact of this has already resonated with families who read the book. During a two month soft launch, it received more than 60 five-star Amazon reviews, including this one from a high school football coach of 40 years:
“I have often told my children, players, and the parents of my student-athletes, there is no book on parenting. Well, back up a bit. I found one. A great one. This book, through open and honest family discussions, discoveries, and awakenings, is the best book I have come into contact with relative to opening lines of communication.”
The focus of the book, and the ongoing efforts of the Imperfect Parents Lead organization, is on three core tenets and a framework built around them:
1. Unity: Bring Your Family Together
2. Clarity: Enhance Your Family’s Communication
3. Action: Turn Effort into Experiences and Confidence
If you’re interested in purchasing a copy of the Vernon’s newest book, click here. And, if you’d like to learn more about the Vernon’s and their amazing organization, visit their website here.
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