Raising the Perfectly Imperfect Child

Facing Challenges with Strength, Courage, and Hope

by Boris Vujicic; Foreword by Nick Vujicic

“You may lack limbs, but don't let that define what you can or can't do.”
 
That’s the life-changing advice Boris Vujicic spoke to his son, Nick, who was born without arms or legs. With the help of his parents, Nick has become an internationally-known inspirational speaker, a best-selling author, the founder of the non-profit organization Life Without Limbs and, most importantly, a loving and responsible husband and father himself.
 
But Nick’s journey didn’t start there. Raising the Perfectly Imperfect Child is the inspiring, powerfully transparent story of how two unprepared and overwhelmed parents–Boris and Dushka Vujicic–overcame their grief, fears, and badly shaken faith to raise such an accomplished, faith-filled, and perfectly imperfect son. 
 
Through their stories, Boris offers practical advice and encouragement for all parents facing a “new normal” when raising a special needs or unique child. With tenderness, he addresses the spiritual, emotional, and financial challenges, and offers insights on how to equip a child for happiness and success in life. 
 
Your Guide to Giving Your Child with Special Needs  LOVE, ROOTS, & WINGS
 
A Special…Rewarding Journey
 
Told from the perspective of a humble father, who at times questioned God and his own worthiness, this book addresses the unique challenges of raising a special needs child. 
 
Facing a mountain of doubts and debt, the Vujicics feared their son would never be able to get out of bed, let alone receive an education, support himself, or have a family of his own. And they questioned how a loving Father in heaven could have allowed this to happen.
 
Yet once they gave up their narrow expectations for the perfect child, their imperfect son taught them that there are no limits to what a determined, faith-filled, and unstoppable individual can accomplish with the help of supportive parents and a caring God.
 
Boris candidly addresses this family’s journey as Nick becomes aware of–and overcomes–the extent of his disabilities, as well as bullying, despair, and suicidal impulses. Other challenges included the stress a child with a disability put on their marriage and not neglecting the needs of their other children. 
 
Overflowing with inspiration and practical advice, Raising the Perfectly Imperfect Child helps every parent understand that they can find the strength to give a child what is needed, despite the challenges faced.  And the results include the rewards of a satisfying and joyful spiritual life.


Recent Reviews

Raising the Perfectly Imperfect Child

Alan McCarter

4 Stars

Some time ago, I read Nick Vujicic's Love Without Limits: A Remarkable Story of True Love Conquering All.  It's an amazing book in its own right, and part of Nick's account there is the love of his parents and its strength…

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Raising a Perfectly Imperfect Child by Boris Vujicic

Angie Allen

5 Stars

The work of the father of Nick Vujicic, who was born without limbs, this gem of a book encapsulates a lifetime of learning and wisdom.  Written in an understated, straightforward manner without a hint of hysteria, this excellent book…

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Balancing the Joys and the Struggles

Kay Gunderson

5 Stars

Balanced. That is the word I would use to describe this book. Boris Vujicic takes a really tough topic and manages to balance the toughest parts of parenting with the bright spots; the practical insights with just plain encouragement; the…

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