Philippa Perry

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

  • 'Hugely warm, wise, hopeful and encouraging' Alain de Botton
    'So clear and true ... Helpful for all relationships in life, not just parent-child' Nigella Lawson

    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.