The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You
The most influential relationships are between parents and children. Yet for so many families, these relationships go can wrong and it may be difficult to get back on track. In this book, renowned psychotherapist Philippa Perry shows how strong and loving bonds are made with your children and how such attachments give a better chance of good mental health, in childhood and beyond.
‘Hugely warm, wise, hopeful and encouraging’ Alain de Botton
‘So clear and true … Helpful for all relationships in life, not just parent-child’ Nigella Lawson
Every parent wants their child to be happy and every parent wants to avoid screwing them up. But how do you achieve that?
In this absorbing, clever and funny book, renowned psychotherapist Philippa Perry tells us what really matters and what behaviour it is important to avoid – the vital dos and don’ts of parenting.
Instead of mapping out the ‘perfect’ plan, Perry offers a big-picture look at the elements that lead to good parent-child relationships. This refreshing, judgement-free book will help you to:
ÃÂ· Understand how your own upbringing may affect your parenting
ÃÂ· Accept that you will make mistakes and learn what you can do about them
ÃÂ· Break negative cycles and patterns
ÃÂ· Handle your own and your child’s feelings
ÃÂ· Understand what different behaviours communicate
Full of sage and sane advice, this is the book that every parent will want to read and every child will wish their parents had.