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    The Idle Parent: Why Less Means More When Raising Kids (Hardback) By (author) Tom Hodgkinson


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    DescriptionIn "The Idle Parent" Tom Hodgkinson provides a revolutionary and wholly sensible approach to childcare, based on the idea of D.H. Lawrence and many others that the best thing we can do for children is to leave them alone. Of course, this doesn't mean that we should completely neglect them, but rather that we should provide them with the space and time to grow up self-reliant, confident, happy and free. To do so we need to stop worrying and start nurturing the natural instincts towards creativity and independence in every child. And in so doing we will find ourselves becoming happier and better parents. This is the perfect guide for anyone grappling with parenthood and wondering why the existing manuals are so dispiriting.

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    The Idle Parent
    Why Less Means More When Raising Kids
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tom Hodgkinson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 144 mm
    Height: 222 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 432 g
    ISBN 13: 9780241143735
    ISBN 10: 024114373X

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.0
    BIC subject category V2: WH
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC E4L: HUM
    DC22: 649.1
    BISAC V2.8: HUM000000
    Thema V1.0: WH
    Illustrations note
    B/W Interleaved
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Hamish Hamilton Ltd
    Publication date
    05 March 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Tom Hodgkinson is editor of The Idler and author of How To Be Idle and How To Be Free. He contributes a parenting column to the Daily Telegraph and writes for various newspapers and magazines. He lives on a farm in Devon with his family.