A Slow Childhood: Notes on thoughtful parenting

Editia

 ‘We are blessed to have Helen Hayward as our guide, confidante and explorer through the tumultuous, intensely familiar and yet entirely uncharted lands of children and parenting. Her achievement is to have written a book about the most ordinary things and to have located therein the most extraordinary insights and ideas.’

So writes Alain de Botton in his foreword to A Slow Childhood, a book he describes as “a triumph” having at its heart the greatest, founding philosophical question, a question parenting ineluctably demands that one address: what is a good life?

If you’ve ever struggled to balance a desire for personal fulfilment with a yearning to the best parent you can be, Helen Hayward’s journey will resonate with you. Part-memoir, part-existential musings, part-guidebook, A Slow Childhood is based on the former academic and psychotherapist’s personal experience of transitioning from a life focused on career to a life focused on family.

Hayward’s discussion of how to make parenting work best for mothers, fathers and their children is thoughtful, honest, refreshing and challenging. It may be the book that changes your life, and the lives of your children, forever.


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About the author

Helen Hayward is a Hobart-based writer, editor and blogger with a background in psychotherapy, publishing and higher education. She has a PhD in psychology and literature from The University of London and is the author of Never Marry A Girl With A Dead Father: Women’s troubled relationships in realist novels and For the Love of Food: Stories and recipes from extraordinary Tasmanians.

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Publisher
Editia
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Published on
Jun 12, 2017
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Pages
172
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ISBN
9781942189756
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Features
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Family & Relationships / General
Family & Relationships / Parenting / General
Family & Relationships / Parenting / Motherhood
Health & Fitness / Pregnancy & Childbirth
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