The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did)
This book is about how we have relationships with our children, what gets in the way of a good connection and what can enhance it
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 The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be...more
I often try to read books on parenting, more for insight really, but if I can take some tips from it - great! This relatively short book is broken into sections, each detailing how to engage with your child and approach various situations. I found it to be both interesting and practical, and I really appreciated Perry's approach of trying to understand things from your child's perspective before you act.
I particularly enjoyed the section on socialisation and the qualities children (and ...more
I feel like I understand the children in my life - and myself when I was a child - better after reading this. On the whole, society doesn't encourage us to see things from a child's point of view - we are quick to dismiss their feelings as "being silly" and so on. I will never do that again after ...more
This is not a book providing quick fixes and solutions, but rather one which will increase your understanding of what ...more
Firstly, its so easy to read, meaning difficult concepts are explained throughly and great examples used.
Secondly, good to read for all ages, pregnancy to adulthood.
Thirdly, great advice. ...more
The book starts well with a section about your parenting legacy. This encourages the reader to unpack one's childhood experiences and traumas and see how they can affect one's parenting. I found this fascinating and it would be good to see this topic expanded into a full book.
The following chapters went downhill. Perry starts ...more
Philippa Perry is a psychotherapist and I truly appreciated her forgiving, kind hearted approach to parenting in the book. It is not often in todays society that parents are given permission to acknowledge we dont always get it right in an in judgmental way. It is a refreshing approach and I am sure many parents would have had times when this book would have been like a big hug on tough days.
I enjoyed reading about how our parenting is affected ...more
Above all, for me, this is a book about the transforming force of listening and learning and loving *together* ...more
It's very well written and has quite a few examples on how to deal with certain situations, for example when your kid is throwing a tantrum, or how you can build trust, or how a parent should tackle difficult conversations/topics. This book challenged quite a few of my ...more