It doesn't take a perfect parent to raise great kids. In fact, kids learn more when they see their parents' imperfect sides and vulnerability.

Author and Counselor Stephen James (founder and executive director of Sage Hill Counseling) will speak on that topic during his free seminar, Parenting with Heart: Raising Loving, Resilient and Wise-Hearted Kids (the same title as his 2018 book).

“Parents want to be the best persons they can for their children, but much of the time they feel clumsy, unprepared and in imminent danger of failing,” says James.  “The good news is our children don’t need perfect parents. They need authentic, fully-hearted, relationally engaged parents who can mess up and move on more than parents who always get it right.  Raising children to become capable, loving and wise-hearted adults is far more about accepting our flaws than projecting an impossible standard to our children that we already know we can’t live up to,” he adds.

The seminar takes place Wednesday, Jan. 22 at Learning Lab Nashville (2416 21st Ave. S., Ste. 100, Nashville) from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Space is limited. Reserve your spot at dyarbrough@mylearnlab.com.