The Real Purpose of Parenting is a series of stories and life lessons from the world of a therapist. Well-meaning parents are at the point of crisis because, despite their best efforts, their children are not growing into the people they want them to be. And there, according to Dr. Philip Dembo, lies the problem. Even the best parents are capable of smothering their children and inhibiting growth in their lives. This happens because the child's needs are often overlooked in favor of the parents' agenda. As a solution, Dr. Dembo offers simple strategies that reframe the real purpose of parenting and gives each family and child their own salvation.