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Parent Up

Inspire Your Child to Be Their Best Self


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Raise your kids through positive parenting, understanding, and leadership...and be the ultimate influencer in their lives.

How do you raise a champion? After her son Adam Rippon, medaled in the 2018 Olympic Games, single mom Kelly Rippon found herself being asked this question all the time. Kelly had six children—what did she do to inspire them to their achievements and how did she raise confident, self-driven, emotionally intelligent children? Kelly realized that her unique parenting ideas shared the same leadership influence model she presented to audiences across the country as a motivational and professional development speaker.

Her philosophy is simple: a parent has the greatest opportunity to be the most significant influence in a child's life. Kelly shares ten key types of influence—from Optimism to Accountability—that will inspire your kids and build your own sense of purpose and self-worth. Illustrating her influencer philosophy with relatable anecdotes from her own life and raising gifted children, Kelly invites you into your own journey of self-discovery in one of the best books on parenting and child development. No matter the challenges, you can improve your life and empower your children when you Parent Up!

Foreword by Olympic medalist Adam Rippon.

Praise for Parent Up:

"Parent Up is exactly the book parents need in our rapidly changing world. It reminds today's teachers, parents, and caregivers that leadership requires empathy, and the better we understand others, the better we understand ourselves." —Michele Borba, EdD, author of Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World

"Parent Up gives parents the confidence to raise our children in a way that works for our families, and inspires resilience and self-sufficiency in our kids." —Lindsay Powers, author of You Can't F*ck Up Your Kids: A Judgment-Free Guide to Stress-Free Parenting

"Kelly shares relatable personal experiences in Parent Up that show us sometimes the difficult path leads to the best parenting. Not always protecting our kids, but allowing them to own the consequences of their actions, helps them learn to be confident, empathetic, accountable, and ultimately empowered to live their best lives. It's no wonder her oldest son, Adam, achieved his Olympic dream and is a beloved sports figure." —Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic champion and New York Times bestselling author

"This book is a total joy! Kelly Rippon is a remarkable mother of six remarkable children whose achievements are only surpassed by their integrity and goodness of heart. Her book offers a wealth of advice for raising successful and compassionate children. Warm, witty, and wise, Kelly Rippon is a gift to all parents!" —Priscilla Gilman, author of The Anti- Romantic Child: A Story of Unexpected Joy

Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Size: 6 in x 9 in
  • Pages: 224

About the Author

Kelly Rippon is the single mother of six children, including her oldest son, Olympic medalist Adam Rippon. She transformed her skills as an experienced college philosophy educator into a career as a motivational and professional development speaker, investigating how the influences people experience shape their lives. She lives in New York City.
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