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The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did)

Narrated by: Philippa Perry
Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
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Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad that You Did), by Philippa Perry. 

With straight-talking advice from renowned psychotherapist Philippa Perry, this 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, this is the only book you'll ever really need to ensure you don't mess your kids up.

©2019 Philippa Perry (P)2019 Penguin Books Ltd

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I love this book!

I can't recommend this book enough. It has been so enlightening to read and has reached me in a way no other parenting book has. I think the message in this book would be invaluable not only for parents but for educators and anyone who works with children.
Was definitely worth paying for the extra Audible feature.

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Best parenting advice ever!

I’ve read a few books on parenting and this one is the best! It doesn’t give you tips, tricks and distractions, it give you sound advice on how to connect with you baby, toddler, child etc. How to build a relationship with them and how to understand what they are going through.

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Every new parent should read this!

Really enjoyed this book and couldn't put it down. Have four daughters and this book resonated with me in so many ways. loved it.

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Amazing

A fresh and eye opening manual for any parent or parent to be! Highly recommended.

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  • Thandi Lamprecht
  • 19-03-19

Insightful

I found this book incredibly useful, it’s really helped me crystallise my thought on raising my kids. I loved her way of imparting her knowledge and insight. Great book, I can’t recommend it more highly.