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How not to f*** them up : the first three years / Oliver James.

By: James, Oliver, 1953-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London : Vermilion, 2011, 2010Description: viii, 373 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780091923938.Subject(s): Child psychology | Child rearing | Child developmentDDC classification: 155.4 Subject: Working on the premise that the needs of small children must be met if they are to grow up mentally healthy, this book shows that parents need to analyse what happened to them in their own childhood in order to relate well to their baby. It offers practical strategies for parents to raise their child in the best possible way.Summary: This book raises important questions about the way in which we bring up our children: Do we, as a society, provide enough support for parents? And how has the role of the father changed in recent years? By challenging our ingrained and often flawed beliefs, James shows us how our own childhood experiences can impact on our perception of 'the family' and how, ultimately, we can provide the happy and stable environment that all babies and toddlers need, regardless of our own upbringing.Summary: Are you confused by parenting advice from experts who contradict each other? Concerned about the possible effects of being a working mother? Terrified of turning into your own parents? Parents today are overwhelmed with elaborate advice on how to raise babies.
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Oliver James - leading psychologist and bestselling author of Affluenza - presents real-life interviews, fascinating research and clear guidance to ensure we don't f *** up our under-threes<br> <br> Are you confused by parenting advice from experts who contradict each other? Concerned about the possible effects of being a working mother? Terrified of turning into your own parents?Parents today are overwhelmed with elaborate advice on how to raise babies. In How Not to F*** Them Up leading child psychologist Oliver James argues that it's not our children that must be trained ... it's us.Meticulously researched, inspiring and yet provocative, How Not to F*** Them Up raises important questions about the way in which we bring up our children- Do we, as a society, provide enough support for parents? How has the role of the father changed in recent years? Can a working mum ever reconcile her career with her family life?Drawing on extensive interviews, James identifies three basic types of mum- the Hugger, the Organiser and the Fleximum. Outlining the benefits and pitfalls of each, James offers simple strategies to reconcile parents' personal ambition and desire for a career with the needs of the family and maintaining a work/life balance.By challenging our ingrained and often flawed beliefs, James shows us how our own childhood experiences can impact on our perception of 'the family', and how ultimately we can provide the happy, and stable, environment that all babies and toddlers need, regardless of our own upbringing.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Working on the premise that the needs of small children must be met if they are to grow up mentally healthy, this book shows that parents need to analyse what happened to them in their own childhood in order to relate well to their baby. It offers practical strategies for parents to raise their child in the best possible way.

This book raises important questions about the way in which we bring up our children: Do we, as a society, provide enough support for parents? And how has the role of the father changed in recent years? By challenging our ingrained and often flawed beliefs, James shows us how our own childhood experiences can impact on our perception of 'the family' and how, ultimately, we can provide the happy and stable environment that all babies and toddlers need, regardless of our own upbringing.

Are you confused by parenting advice from experts who contradict each other? Concerned about the possible effects of being a working mother? Terrified of turning into your own parents? Parents today are overwhelmed with elaborate advice on how to raise babies.

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