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Planet Parent {Book Review}

July 22, 2015

Who are the best parents in the world?
And what are their secrets?

A drawing of a personFrom morning sickness to tricky teenagers, fussy eaters to iPad addicts, the core challenges facing parents are the same all over the world – but how each country deals with them is astonishingly different.

In Planet Parent, Mark Woods looks in every corner of the globe to find the very nest parenting tips and techniques. He gets the lowdown on potty training success in China, learns why French kids eat vegetables rather than throw them and discovers how much screen time Apple boss Steve Jobs allowed his children.

Written by Mark Woods
ISBN: 9781908281807

Over the years I have read many parenting books, all claiming that they know the best solution on how to bring up children. They preach that if you follow their guidance your child will suddenly start eating their greens, will sleep through the night or be potty trained within a matter of days. Whilst these books help some parents and in turn their children, it doesn’t mean that we all fit into that mould. Planet Parent looks at parenting differently, it takes the parenting techniques from around the world to show that we all parent differently.

A remarkable funny parenting book that showcases the world’s best ways to bring up children, from the Finnish baby box that contains the essentials plus can double up as a cot for the first year (they even set one over to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge when Prince George was born) to the French way of weaning which introduces children to the tastes and then textures later on.

Available in paperback and on Kindle from Amazon from £9.99 and on paperback from all other good book retailers.

About Mark Woods

Inspired by the birth of his first son Mark Woods wrote Pregnancy for Men which soon became an international bestseller translated into multiple languages with the Chinese version in particular becoming a big hit with parents. Now Mark has taken this international perspective one step further and unearthed the best global perspectives on everything from fertility, pregnancy, sleep and feeding to learning, discipline and much more – all covered in the humorous, accessible, concise style that has already seen his books so well received by mothers and fathers alike across a host of different countries.


To celebrate the recent launch of Planet Parent, Boo Roo and Tigger Too are lucky enough to have a copy of the book to giveaway.

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Disclosure: I received a copy of Planet Parent FOC for the purpose of review

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