Purves, Libby How Not Raise a Perfect Child

ISBN 13: 9780006375982

How Not Raise a Perfect Child

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9780006375982: How Not Raise a Perfect Child

Written by the author of, and in the same style as, "How Not to be a Perfect Mother" this book looks at the age range of three to eight years old. The author examines the practical aspects of child development and probable experiences in a humorous manner to demonstrate that all parents experience the same feelings of wonderment at their child's progress and development. The problems of playgroup days, school beginnings, corrosive mum competitiveness, impossible questions, rude words and early friendships are just some of the experiences cited.

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Praise for More Lives Than One:

'An idiosyncratic blend of her journalistic voice ... With the skills of a writer who understands the proper balance in a novel between issue and narrative. ... This is her best novel ... [and] will find an answering echo in many readers'

( Elizabeth Buchan, The Times)

All the compassion characteristic of her writing in her previous novels and columns. ... This is a humane and perceptive novel ( Woman & Home)

A good story, crisply and lightly told, that touches on many of teaching's current preoccupations and dilemmas and that grows in depth as it unfolds ( The Times Educational Supplement)

The kind of book that you race to finish and then think about for a long time afterwards ( The Lady)

Libby Purves' prose is clean, sharp and in touch with things that matter ( Daily Express)

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There is no such thing as a perfect child!

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LIBBY PURVES
Published by HARPERCOLLINS (1991)
ISBN 10: 0006375987 ISBN 13: 9780006375982
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Book Description HARPERCOLLINS, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6375987

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