How to Be a Good Parent
How to be a Good Parent brings together the best pieces of advice from parenting books of the 1920s and 30s, taking readers through all the challenges involved in raising a child.
Among the topics discussed are good—and bad—behaviour, how to dress one’s dear son or darling daughter, mealtime, and the dreaded morning and bedtime routines.
A section on taking medicine offers sage advice: 'Gargling is a useful accomplishment' (while perhaps not appropriate for the dinner table). In a section on playtime, parents tasked with planning their child’s birthday will warmly welcome the book’s advice to 'let the children give their own parties!'.
By turns humorously old-fashioned and timeless, How to be a Good Parent is a charmingly illustrated guide to what any parent can tell you is the world's most difficult job.
Pocket-sized hard back.