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From the Publisher"The most counterintuitive but most helpful and consoling child-raising manual I've yet read."
—Alain de Botton, The Pleasures and Sorrow of Work
"The most easy-to-follow-without-being-made-to-feel-inadequate parenting manifesto ever written. Hodgkinson is right on almost everything"
—The Sunday Times
"Add liberal doses of music, jovial company and deep woods to play in—all central to idle, not to say Taoist, life—and you have a recipes for bright, happy people who with need of neither television nor shrink. Who could ask for more?"
—The Evening Standard
“If you wait long enough, you will find a parenting book that endorses your style of mothering. Mine was just published … the book that argues why laid-back parents raise healthier and happier kids. Appropriately titled, The Idle Parent is a refreshing change to most of the parenting books on the market.”
"Wise, funny, practical and personal, The Idle Parent puts the fun back into parenting."