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Why Ignoring Your Children Will Make Everyone Happier

Or, What to Neglect When You're Neglecting
Narrated by: Tom Hodgkinson
Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
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Summary

We all obsess about worrying less, but worrying can actually be good for you. Similarly we strive to be proactive and fast - but aren't there hidden benefits to procrastinating? The last thing a parent is meant to do is neglect their offspring, but children do amazing things when you just leave them alone. And at work we spend hours frantically brainstorming, but isn't there a benefit to just lazily staring out of the window? 

Everything Bad Is Good for You is a new series of short audiobooks dedicated to the much-maligned personality traits that we should actually be promoting. Just as Susan Cain's Quiet showed that introversion is actually a superpower and Sarah Knight made us all realise that not giving a f**k can actually improve our lives, these surprising and entertaining audiobooks will celebrate our perceived flaws - and show why embracing rather than supressing them can be the difference between failure and success.

©2019 Tom Hodgkinson (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

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shame about his lisp!

His lisp made it annoying to listen too and in the end I couldn't carry on.

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  • 11-09-20

Helpful and funny

I enjoyed the stories about your three children and how you made an effort to push them out of the electronics. I have to admit I didn’t like the title you chose for your book but now I see your point. Yesterday my 11 year old boy and 10 year old girl were fighting constantly after a day at school, once they reached for their iPads we decided to throw them out to the yard so they could reflect on their behavior towards each other. My 11 year old son got really mad and my daughter started crying after a little while they both calmed down and started playing, invented their own games and actually apologized to their father. It’s so difficult to get them off that technology world. I hope I could implement some of your tips. Thanks