The Good Enough Parent: How to Raise Contented, Interesting, and Resilient Children (Hardcover)

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A parenting guide providing compassionate instruction and insight into raising a resilient, well-balanced child.

Bringing up a child to be an authentic and mentally robust adult is one of life's great challenges. It is also, fortunately, not a matter of luck.

The Good Enough Parent is a compendium of life lessons, including how to say 'no' to a child you adore, how to look beneath the surface of 'bad' behavior to work out what might really be going on, how to encourage a child to be genuinely kind, and how to handle the moods and gloom of adolescence.

Most importantly, this is a book that knows that perfection is not required - and indeed the tiger mom approach is flawed, because a key job of any parent is to induct a child gently into the imperfect nature of everything. Written in a tone that is encouraging, wry, and soaked in years of experience, The Good Enough Parent is an intelligent guide to raising a child who will one day look back on their childhood with just the right mixture of gratitude, humor, and love.

About the Author

The School of Life is a global organization devoted to helping people lead more fulfilled lives. We're a collective of psychologists, philosophers and writers working together to create resources to help people understand themselves and find fulfillment in their relationships, careers, social lives and leisure hours. Our psychological faculty is made up of accredited and experienced therapists specializing in child psychology and family dynamics, and most are parents themselves. The School of Life Press brings together our thinking and ideas together under the direction of series editor, Alain de Botton. You can find more of our work online, in stores and in welcoming spaces around the world.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781912891542
ISBN-10: 1912891549
Publisher: School of Life
Publication Date: April 19th, 2022
Pages: 192
Language: English