If you have an embarrassing child who bursts into friends' houses announcing 'It stinks in here' or shouts 'why is that man so fat?' on the bus (and not a spooky child who replaces felt-tip lids and enjoys dusting) then this book is for you. Self-confessed imperfect mum Fiona Gibson blends her own hilarious tales of raising three children with anecdotes and nuggets of advice from 300 fellow parents who admit they too get things wrong occasionally. Stories and tips cover a huge range of parenting dilemmas, from 'what to do if your child has a screaming, plank-rigid wobbler in MaS, and everyone's giving you Bad Parent looks' and 'how to handle a foul-mouthed monster obsessed with the toilet parts of horses' to 'sex: should you make the effort or just not bother?'. Above all, this funny, refreshingly honest look at being a real-life mum will come as a welcome reminder that yours is not the only family who can't go to Ikea without tears, tantrums and the threat of divorce...get one . . . eventually.a#39; But this time, without ... Wea#39;ll lift its lid, and peer inside, and ita#39;ll be truly horrible: a thick opaque gloop containing one scrap of festering potato. ... He a#39;neededa#39; several Xbox games and an entire rack of DVDs. Jane ... We can curb the must-haves by: Having a sly word with the parents of our kidsa#39; friends (particularly pre-Christmas) to find out how much loot theya#39;re really getting . ... These days wea#39;re more likely to buy them little treats and ita#39;s opened the floodgates.
|Title||:||The Fish Finger Years|
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2011-11-24|