How Not to Raise a Perfect Child, Paperback / softback Book

How Not to Raise a Perfect Child Paperback / softback


A perfect child:* Dresses neatly and practises the violin before breakfast* Comes top of the class and is captain of everything* Is unfailingly obedient and sweet-tempered* Is a perfect credit to its perfect motherA real child:* Prefers shoelaces undone and mismatched socks* Shouts 'Bum!' at Granny* Turns breakfast and bedtime into a battleground* Is the normal offspring of imperfect parentsWith affectionate lack of illusion and a refreshing honesty about her own shortcomings, Libby Purves examines the pleasures and pitfalls of raising children from three to eight years old. Playgroup, starting school, rude words, pets - all these topics are tackled with frank good humour and down-to-earth advice. Best of all is her reassuring reminder that there is no such thing as a perfect child.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 176 pages, b/w cartoons
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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  • Category: Child care & upbringing
  • ISBN: 9780340751374

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