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Under Pressure: Putting the Child Back In Childhood: Putting the Child Back into Childhood
by Carl Honore | Parenting & Families
Registered by nice-cup-of-tea of Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by nice-cup-of-tea from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Tuesday, October 25, 2011

9 out of 10

Fantastic book

my email to author
Dear Carl



I have just finished reading "under pressure" which I absolutely loved. I read In Praise of Slow a few years back and this also resonated with me. Since reading in praise of slow, I have had two boys - Markus is just over 2 and Patrick is only 3 months old. Your book was so reassuring and gives parents the confidence to really do their own thing. Being an introverted bookworm who reads and reads, I thought that reading more baby and parenting books would give me the answers. Not true! I have found it most hard to really listen to my own instincts and to stop reading every weekly or monthly baby email without panicking!



You mention career women a few times, the argument being that we over-professionalize parenting. I wonder whether having children later in life / fertility issues also plays a role? Having "invested" so much time, money, energy and emotion into going through IVF or similar, is it any wonder that our new babies become projects? Son 1 was a long awaited ivf baby. Son 2 was a miraculous accident - and I already notice that I am slowing down and trusting myself more.



In short (sorry, seem to be rambling) - THANK YOU! I will be recommending this book further and certainly re-reading it. I try to slow down and just enjoy every minute with my boys. I write a lot about them on my blog and I also take a daily snapshot to record the minutaue of our lives. Both tasks really help me to slow down and live in the moment, without worrying about the next developmental step.

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Must go, dear son no 2 is calling :-)
Best wishes

Helen


 




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