The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did): THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERDe (autor) Philippa Perry
en Limba Engleză Hardback – 07 Mar 2019
'Hugely warm, wise, hopeful and encouraging' Alain de Botton
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:
· Understand how your own upbringing may affect your parenting
· Accept that you will make mistakes and learn what you can do about them
· Break negative cycles and patterns
· Handle your own and your child's feelings
· 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.
PHILIPPA PERRY has been a psychotherapist for the past twenty years. She is also an agony aunt for Red Magazine, a freelance writer, and a TV and radio presenter and has worked on several documentaries including: The Truth about Children Who Lie; The Age of Emotion; and Humiliation for BBC Radio 4; Being Bipolar for Channel 4, Sex, Lies and Love Bites, a History of Agony Aunts and How to be a Surrealist with Philippa Perry for BBC4. She has also written two other books: Couch Fiction, a Graphic Tale of Psychotherapy and How to Stay Sane. She lives in London with her husband the artist Grayson Perry, and they have a grown-up daughter, Flo.
Made me think about me and who I am and my parents and who they are and maybe, hopefully, one day what sort of parent I might strive to be
This is a kind and forgiving book that advocates kind and forgiving behaviour, to ourselves and our partners
I've had the most wonderful feedback from this episode. People stopping me on the street to say how much they've love the book's advice. Philippa's wisdom and delivery has resonated with many parents out there. I can't thank her enough for her time and energy
I don't have kids but [this book] is a fascinating read on the emotional baggage we all carry
A beautifully comprehensive look at what it might mean to be a sane and emotionally intelligent parent; hugely warm, wise, hopeful and encouraging that, with a little self-reflection and insight, we could all learn to spare the next generation a few of our own troubles
The Easter holidays were a complete joy because of your book - I feel about a trillion times more relaxed and connected as a parent and I have also found it very helpful for my sobriety and recovery
I'm not a parent. But I fucking LOVE Philippa Perry and think she's wise and brilliant so this will be amazing
EVERY parent should read this book, however old their child. In fact, any adult in a relationship should read it too. Distilled in less than 250 pages is a road map to healthy relationships. Required reading
Parenting from preconception to adulthood. Couldn't come at a better time as my older children and I navigate the road to their independent and unique lives
So clear and true ... can't stop recommending it to people ... helpful for all relationships in life, not just parent-child
Whenever I see Philippa Perry and ask her advice on parenting (which is basically every time I see her) she always says exactly what I wish I'd thought. She's one smart woman, and definitely knows her shit
Thank you for being a genius Philippa Perry!!!
Bloody insightful and useful
A wonderful book from Philippa Perry, so wise and full of humanity. Communication, love, well-being
If you're determinedly not a self-help kind of reader (like me), make an exception for [this book]. And if you're not a parent, don't dismiss it. The message is one of non-judgemental kindness. The sophisticated psychoanalytical version of my "count to ten and then say something kind" advice to my kids (and myself) when things start to fall apart
This book is guidance on how to bond with your children based on understanding how your own upbringing affects your parenting
Philippa Perry is the wisest coolest person
As a mother of a three year old, I have an aversion to the endless saccharine social-media posts about parenting. Perry's book is the antithesis of all that - practical and logical