(And Your Children will be Glad That You Did). With straight-talking advice from renowned Psychotherapist Philippa Perry, this book is the definitive guide for any parent looking to navigate their past, avoid repeating their own parents' mistakes, and ensure they don't land their own kids in therapy. Through the combination of case studies, her own experiences as a parent, and therapeutic insight gained from a career spanning over 20 years, Perry tackles the wider issues of what it actually means to be a parent, rather than getting bogged down in the little details.
The non-fiction phenomenon of the year and #1 Sunday Times bestseller by leading psychotherapist, broadcaster and agony aunt, Philippa Perry.
Perry's unique take on the relationship between parents and children became an instant favourite of both. In this paperback edition, she encloses an exclusive additional chapter with brand new stories from readers ranging from devastating to heart-warming.
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.
Praise for The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read: "[H]onest, warm, and judgment-free. . . this is essential for all parents, from those first expecting to empty nesters. It's never too early or too late to improve the relationship with your children, and, as the title suggests, they'll be glad you did." --Booklist (starred review)
"Healing from, and learning not to perpetuate, difficult upbringings is the linchpin of this practical, self-care-centered parenting guide . . . Perry's kind but professional tone results in a helpful manual that will appeal to new parents who want an expert on board as they take the time to be reflective in their parenting." --Publishers Weekly
"It is hard to read fast, not just because Perry's text is punctuated by exercises...but because it prompts so many realisations, or insights, or clearly names things that have until now existed just beyond one's awareness. And it provides tools, straightforward and manageable if not always easy, that can be implemented at once. I am grateful for it." --The Guardian (UK)
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