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A parenting book for people who don't buy parenting books.

With straight-talking advice from renowned Psychotherapist Philippa Perry, How to be a Parent is the definitive guide for any parent looking to navigate their past, avoid repeating their own parents' mistakes, and ensure they don't land their own kids in therapy.

Through the combination of case studies, her own experiences as a parent, and therapeutic insight gained from a career spanning over 20 years, Perry tackles the wider issues of what it actually means to be a parent, rather than getting bogged down in the little details.

This isn't a book about meeting developmental milestones, training your child to have enviable manners, or how to get the much idealised 'perfect' family, it's about creating functional relationships with your children so that they grow up feeling secure, knowing who they are and what they want - giving both them and you a shot at real happiness.

Full of refreshing, sage and sane advice on the bigger picture of parenthood, How to be a Parent is the only book you'll ever really need to ensure you don't mess your kids up.

Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9780241250990

    March 19, 2019

    Penguin Life

    256 pages

    RRP $29.99

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  • The Book You Wish Your Parents Had read ( and your Children Will be Glad You Had)
    Philippa Perry

    EBook

    9780241251003

    March 7, 2019

    Penguin eBooks

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