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The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did): THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER by [Philippa Perry]
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"[H]onest, warm, and judgment-free. . . this is essential for all parents, from those first expecting to empty nesters. It's never too early or too late to improve the relationship with your children, and, as the title suggests, they'll be glad you did."
--Booklist (starred review)

"Healing from, and learning not to perpetuate, difficult upbringings is the linchpin of this practical, self-care-centered parenting guide . . . Perry's kind but professional tone results in a helpful manual that will appeal to new parents who want an expert on board as they take the time to be reflective in their parenting."
--Publishers Weekly

"Accessible, compassionate."
--Bookpage

It is hard to read fast, not just because Perry's text is punctuated by exercises...but because it prompts so many realisations, or insights, or clearly names things that have until now existed just beyond one's awareness. And it provides tools, straightforward and manageable if not always easy, that can be implemented at once. I am grateful for it.
--The Guardian (UK) --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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PHILIPPA PERRY has been a psychotherapist for the past twenty years. She is an agony aunt for Red Magazine, a freelance writer, and a TV and radio presenter. She has written two other books- Couch Fiction and How to Stay Sane. She lives in London with her husband the artist Grayson Perry, and they have a grown-up daughter, Flo. Her bestselling book The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read was published in 2019. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07GRBB9WQ
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin; 2 edition (7 March 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1767 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 240 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
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Disappointed that it took 2 months.
I did not realise it was coming from India so that's probably my fault for not reading properly. The book was damaged and had black ink on it because it was wrapped in newspaper, disappointing as is to be a gift
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emma who reads a lot
5.0 out of 5 stars Full of huge realisations and moments of insight
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 March 2019
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5.0 out of 5 stars Full of huge realisations and moments of insight
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 March 2019
I thought this book was superb but more than that, after about ten minutes I felt it was already changing my behaviour! My friend who recommended it said the same.
Perry lays out her methods and thoughts very gently, with lots of good examples from real life, little case studies; but it’s the insights which really help. Looking at WHY we lose our rag about certain trigger bits of parenting - going back to our own childhoods and looking at why - OH MY GOD. Brilliant.
There’s also so much help here about FIXING those situations once you as the parent have cocked up. Rupture / repair, as she puts it.
And also advice on how to manage your parental situations better. When your kid says look at this, LOOK AT IT. I know that sounds sort of obvious but often I will say “hang on a sec I’m making dinner” etc. I feel like from now on I will do that differently because it doesn’t take two seconds to run and look. And the response you get is ♥️
I found it readable, funny, thoughtful, insightful, but most of all INCREDIBLY useful and, very very very rare for a book, genuinely life-changing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable, even if your kids are quite grown up now
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 March 2019
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but too general about sleep training
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 April 2019
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2.0 out of 5 stars Preachy.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 August 2019
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not *just* great for parents ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 March 2019
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