The School of Life

The Joys and Sorrows of Parenting, Book


  • 26 essays to reassure and console us about the hardest job in the world.
  • This book will provoke insight, recognition and a far more forgiving, generous assessment of one’s challenges.
  • It promises us a gentle way of staying calm around one of the most arduous yet deeply fulfilling jobs in the world.

Extracts from the book:

"For almost all of human history, people didn’t particularly worry about being ‘good parents’. The expectation was, rather, that it was the children who needed to be good."

"We blame ourselves because we are haunted by a beautiful, touching, insane idea; that it is wholly in our power to make our children happy."

"We cannot be perfect parents and perfect workers. Something always has to give – and that is not our fault."


      Materials & Details

          • Board Book | 170 x 170mm | 56 pages


            Delivery & Conditions

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            Brand & Designer

            The School of Life is a global organisation dedicated to developing emotional intelligence. They apply psychology, philosophy, and culture to everyday life. In their books, card games, classes, workshops etc. they address such issues as how to find fulfilling work, how to master the art of relationships, how to understand one’s past, how to achieve calm and how better to understand, and where necessary change, the world.

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