Psychotherapist and author of the number one bestseller The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will be Glad That You Did) Philippa Perry does away with the notion of the ‘perfect parent’ once and for all, and instead faces our relationships with our children head-on. She will show us how strong and loving bonds with our children give a better chance of good mental health, in childhood and beyond. We can learn not just to love our children, but to like them too.  Answering your parenting questions, Philippa Perry will ensure you leave having received sage, sane and practical advice. 

This event is part of Life Lessons Festival, a weekend of big talks from big thinkers presented by The Sunday Times, featuring headline events in partnership with Penguin Live.

Life Lessons takes place at The Barbican, London on 15th and 16th February 2020. 

  • 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.

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