by Joanne Fedler - £12.99 Hardie Grant Books (2015)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781742707303 | ISBN 10: 1742707300
In Love in the Time of Contempt, Joanne shares her philosophy that we are meant to parent imperfectly. Our mistakes are the start of the important conversations we need to have with our kids. But we are also meant to parent mindfully: parenting needs a framework, a vision of life that it is in service to. This is a book about how it feels to be the parent of someone sprouting hair, tits and attitude all over the place. It is a frazzled and complex business to remain mature while supporting someone becoming an adult. At the very least, it raises the question of whether we have, in fact, done enough growing up ourselves.
This is an honest look at the dramas and delights of parenting people who know it all, don't yet have a fully functioning brain and who desperately need us to parent them - just not in the way we're used to.
(Price & availability last checked: July 2015)