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The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read

Philippa Perry

5 mins

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In The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read, Philippa Perry offers advice on finding the most harmonious relationship with your child through using empathy to understand your child's perspective.


The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read

The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read

by Philippa Perry


Being a parent requires the management of so many daily challenges – changing diapers, packing lunches, containing tantrums – that it can be easy to lose sight of the big picture.

The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did) by psychotherapist and author Philippa Perry allows us to take a bird's eye view of parenting.

Perry takes a warm and compassionate approach to parenting, believing that empathy and better communication lead to less contentious relationships with our kids. Drawing from her own experiences as a parent, Perry covers subjects such as household environments, discipline styles, and boundary setting. In this Uptime Hack, discover some of the tips and exercises Perry recommends all parents put into practice.

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Children won't form on their own like seedlings; children grow through their relationships with others.

- Philippa Perry

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