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Untying Parent Anxiety (Years 5-8)

Untying Parent Anxiety (Years 5-8)
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Lisa Sugarman

Untying Parent Anxiety (Years 5–8)

18 Myths that Have You in Knots—And How to Get Free

Lisa Sugarman


Raising the perfect child . . . it’s our dream as parents. But the reality is: the perfect child doesn’t exist. Yet parents everywhere are putting the full-court press on their kids to be perfect, fixating on raising them to be smarter, faster, more successful, and more popular than their peers. And that’s making today’s parents and their children crazy. In Untying Parent Anxiety, nationally syndicated humour columnist and author Lisa Sugarman reminds us that our kids aren’t supposed to be perfect. (And neither are we.) They’re going to screw up, make mistakes, and lose their way. And as soon as we embrace the idea that parenthood is not a straight line, we unlock everyone’s full potential.  Drawing on her life as the perfectly imperfect mother of two daughters and more than a decade of working in the school system, Sugarman deconstructs some of the biggest challenges facing parents and offers advice and strategies to help soothe anxious moms and dads.

Lisa Sugarman received her bachelor of arts with honours from Salem State University in 1991 and attended Emerson College's MA in Writing, Literature & Publishing programme. Since 1991, she has written for a number of Boston-area newspapers, including The Canton Journal, The Randolph Herald, The Hingham Journal, The Cohasset Mariner, The Swampscott Reporter, The Jewish Journal, The Sharon Advocate, and The Stoughton Journal. Sugarman is the author of the Boston Globe Local Bestseller LIFE: It Is What It Is. She also writes the nationally syndicated weekly humour column It Is What It Is, which appears in over 400 GateHouse Media newspapers from coast to coast.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 153 mm | 208 Pages | 

Best Reviews:

The Bookseller, December 2016

“a funny but honest journey through the most common stages of raising kids.”

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