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The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read

 Author: Philippa Perry  Category: Self-Help  Published: March 7, 2019  Language: English  File Size: 3.07 MB  Tags: ChildrensfamilyMental HealthNonfictionParentingPersonal DevelopmentPsychologyRelationshipsself help |  Download PDF


The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read by Philippa Perry, explores the theme of relationship between parent and child because this relationship provides the foundation for all future relationships, of how the child will get on in the world.


It is a guide to help parents understand and overcome their own childhood traumas and support their children’s development by building healthy relationships based on mutual respect.

Famous Quotes:

  • The greatest gift you can give your child is unconditional love.
  • Children thrive when they feel seen and heard.
  • Parenting is not about being perfect, it’s about being present.
  • Your child’s emotions are valid, even if they don’t make sense to you.
  • Be the safe space your child can always come back to.
  • Parenting is a journey of growth for both you and your child.
  • It’s okay to admit when you don’t have all the answers.
  • Parenting requires patience and understanding, even in the most challenging moments.
  • Your child’s worth is not determined by their achievements.
  • Teach your child the value of empathy and kindness towards others.
  • Parenting is about teaching your child life skills, not just getting them to obey.
  • Create a nurturing home environment where your child feels free to explore and make mistakes.
  • Lead by example; your child learns more from what you do than what you say.
  • Encourage your child to develop their own unique interests and passions.
  • Teach your child about the importance of boundaries and consent.
  • Let your child learn from failure and support them in bouncing back.
  • Take care of your own emotional well-being, so you can be fully present for your child.
  • Apologize to your child when you make a mistake; it shows them the power of humility.
  • Avoid comparison; every child is unique and has their own journey.
  • Teach your child about the power of gratitude and appreciation.
  • Encourage open and honest communication with your child.
  • Give your child the space to express their emotions without judgment.
  • Nurture your child’s curiosity and encourage their love for learning.
  • Encourage your child to take responsibility for their actions and choices.
  • Create a balance between structure and freedom in your parenting approach.
  • Support your child’s dreams and aspirations, even if they’re different from your own.
  • Encourage your child to develop healthy coping mechanisms for stress and anxiety.
  • Respect your child’s autonomy and allow them to make age-appropriate decisions.
  • Teach your child about the importance of self-care and self-compassion.
  • Celebrate your child’s successes, big or small, and let them know they are loved.