A Spoonful of Sugar

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HarperCollins UK, Jul 15, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 384 pages
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Timeless wisdom for modern mothers.

It all began with a conversation with my grandmother...

When Liz Fraser spent a month with her grandmother, she was at her wits' end as a parent, fed up with crop-tops, pester power and the pressure to consume. So she asked her grandmother - what works? What helps make a good childhood?

The answers were surprisingly simple - and stunningly effective.

From early bedtime to giving your child room to play, the old-fashioned common sense of her grandmother's generation changed Liz's family life for good.

Liz reveals the traditional rules that allow you to give your children back their childhood, while adding her own experience as a modern mum, aware we have to work with the world we live in now. The result is a book that reminds us how precious and short childhood is, and delivers practical solutions that every parent can employ.

Comforting, friendly and reassuringly traditional, this is all everyone needs for a happier, simpler family life.

 

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Contents

Authors Note
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CHILDHOOD 1
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HOME SWEET HOME 22
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Having left Cambridge armed with a science degree, Liz Fraser worked in TV, presenting shows such as BBC’s Holiday and Channel 4’s The Virtual Body. After the birth of her second child, she gave up work to become a full-time mother. Six months later, in desperate need of adult conversation and a creative outlet, she returned to work part-time. She is now a freelance writer and lives in Cambridge, in a house not quite as tidy as she’d like, with her husband and three children.

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