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By: Monique Cohen

Planet Parent

Pages: 120 Ratings: 5.0
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This book contains a magic wand which gives the parents the power to know all the right answers, all of the time.

…I wish, you wish, we all wish!

Sadly, this book has no magic wand. However, it does have some very useful strategies and an understanding that perfect parenting (like magic wands, unicorns, Griffiths, and reliable computer technology) is a myth. The best we can all stride for is ‘good enough’ most of the time.

Humour is a form of play used by children and adults alike and ‘playing’ is one of the most effective forms of healing. Planet Parent uses humour to help caregivers, parents and grandparents better understand their child and adolescent. This then creates the space to enjoy the beautiful moments of parenthood and to endure the not-so-beautiful moments.

The strategies outlined in this book are drawn from my training and experience as a child and adolescent psychotherapist of over 30 years, and in my hilarious adventures with my own children. It explores the outstanding and distressing facts about babies (I never dreamed you would have to teach babies to sleep!) children and adolescents, which I discovered in my journey as a mother.

The universal tribulations and pleasures that envelope all parents are discussed to emphasise the truth that parents are not alone (there are many, many of us parents) This book encourages the understanding that parents have great power to nurture our child’s resilience… and that there can be hilarity and fun in the process!

Monique Cohen was born in Sydney, Australia. Always curious about the emotional realm and the human psyche, she trained as a clinical psychologist and specialised in child and adolescent psychotherapy. During her training, she married and had two enchanting and hilariously entertaining daughters. She also has two adorable labradoodles and a
rabbit called Vladimir. She is currently working in her own private practice and thoroughly enjoys, and is enlivened by, her interactions with all her clients.

Customer Reviews
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6 reviews
  • M Nicholas

    Amazing book for parents and grandparents! Very funny, practical, and easy to read. Love the sections for fathers. Would make an excellent Christmas gift for young families!

  • Cassie Nicholas

    This book is an enjoyable, easy read that has wonderful insights into the world of parenting. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is at the beginning of their parenting journey or is in the middle of parenting a child or adolescent. Through relatable stories and scenarios of the chaos of parenting, you feel comforted and not alone with the wisdom and hope this book imparts.

  • Paul Nicholas

    Great book with very helpful advice easy and enjoyable to read

  • Dr Alison Vickers

    A must-read for all parents. Written with warmth and generosity, it is jam-packed with valuable strategies for parents. I love the format of the short chapters, which are easy to read one at a time to get help and ideas. I love that as a very experienced psychologist, she shares her wonderful clinical knowledge but also her personal experience.

  • Sharon Harrison

    I encourage parents to read this engaging and insightful book filled with many gems of wisdom and important helpful tips for parenting to equip all parents for the significant challenges of parenthood. The chapters are each brief making it a quick easy read and Monique writes with an entertaining sense of humour, including witty disclosures from her own parenting journey making “Planet Parent” a delightful and captivating experience, as well as being an informative and a very worthwhile book to read .

  • Sharon Harrison

    I encourage parents to read this engaging and insightful book filled with many gems of wisdom and important helpful tips for parenting to equip all parents for the significant challenges of parenthood. The chapters are each brief making it a quick easy read and Monique writes with an entertaining sense of humour, including witty disclosures from her own parenting journey making “Planet Parent” a delightful and captivating experience, as well as being an informative and a very worthwhile book to read .

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