• The Good Enough Parent

  • How to Raise Contented, Interesting, and Resilient Children
  • By: The School of Life
  • Narrated by: Sonya Cullingford
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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 could indeed be dangerous, 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.

©1987 The School of Life (P)2021 The School of Life

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This is a wonderful book. Very insightful. Will bring you back to a place of discovery, whether you have kids or not.

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  • 05-15-22

Will return to this again & again

I loved this. I’ve read parenting book after parenting book, & And this is the first of its kind. This is not an instructional how to. This is not a turn to this chapter for your answer. This book is much more vast with its perception, painting in large brush strokes, giving us a philosophical landscape of what it takes, what it REALLY takes to be a parent & how to be a child.

There a quotes I miss already & am somewhat tempted to play it again immediately, just after finishing it. The performance from the narrator is impeccable too.

I think we all need to read this book. At least once.

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