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  • Published: 15 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9780091954963
  • Imprint: Vermilion
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $39.99

Good Mother, Bad Mother




A compelling, highly personal examination of contemporary motherhood from Britain's number one childcare expert

Pressurised by the media, scrutinised by their peers, frowned upon even by those closest to them, mothers today face relentless criticism and pressure. Breast or bottle? Work or stay at home? Routine or feeding-on-demand? The choices are infinite and at the heart of each question is the more controversial and divisive debate of what makes a good mother. Good Mother, Bad Mother is an illuminating, moving and thought-provoking study of this enigmatic question. Never before has the subject of motherhood been tackled with such unflinching honesty.

Drawing on her experience of thousands of mothers, bestselling parenting author Gina Ford has turned her attention to the women charged with bringing up the next generation. She addresses the challenges of contemporary motherhood and fervently argues that these awe-inspiring women seldom receive the support, respect and admiration they deserve. And for the first time, in a candid, personal account, Gina interweaves stories from her own childhood, revealing how her relationship with her own mother has shaped the choices she has made.

Any woman who has ever doubted her capabilities as a mother will find comfort and reassurance in the insights of the woman whose books have been justly described a 'godsend'.

  • Pub date: 15 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9780091954963
  • Imprint: Vermilion
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $39.99

About the Author

Gina Ford

Gina Ford's Contented Little Baby Book became a runaway bestseller when it was first published in 1999. She continues to be the number one bestselling author of childcare books in the UK. Her advice and methods have been a godsend to tired, stressed parents throughout the world and have helped a generation of children go to bed on time and sleep soundly through the night. She runs a hugely popular website: www.contentedbaby.com

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Praise for Good Mother, Bad Mother

“Gina Ford is a saint ... Good Mother, Bad Mother is funny, surprising and poignant”

Ruth Langsford, This Morning presenter, Woman's Own

“sometime humorous, sometimes poignant, this is a thought-provoking publication”

Irish Independent

“a reassuring read... This book will help any uncertain mum to detach herself from today's many pressures to be the perfect mother”

Pregnancy Baby & You


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