Planet Parent {Book Review}

July 22, 2015

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

Planet ParentFrom 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 Β£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

  • Louise S July 22, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Make the most of today. Tomorrow they’re that little bit older.

  • Nicki Evans July 22, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Take the time to appreciate the good times and remember that the not so good won’t last forever.

  • ashleigh allan July 22, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Don’t worry too much!

  • Graham Riches July 22, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    appreciate them while they’re young

  • louise worsell July 23, 2015 at 8:48 am

    As long as your kids are happy and healthy that’s all that matters

  • laura stewart July 23, 2015 at 9:00 am

    sleep when they sleep xx

  • aaron broad July 23, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Sleep whenever you can

  • Samantha R July 23, 2015 at 10:48 am

    You know best!

  • Hekna July 23, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    To trust your instincts. No one knows your baby better than you.

  • Rachel Butterworth July 24, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Find your own way of doing things, just because it works for one person doesn’t mean it will work for you.

  • Jessica Powell July 25, 2015 at 1:00 am

    Spending time together is more important than spending money x

  • Leah Wheatley July 25, 2015 at 5:29 am

    That you as a parent are not perfect an it is OK to make mistakes along the way

  • Penni July 25, 2015 at 9:26 am

    “Being a perfect parent would be another way to mess up your child! Imagine having to live up to that…”

  • Kristy Brown July 25, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Always trust your instincts

  • Sharon Hopkinson July 25, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Relax. The mess doesn’t matter.

  • leanne weir July 25, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    trust your instincts

  • Harley July 25, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Time costs nothing x

  • Elizabeth Hinds July 26, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    Just love them πŸ™‚

  • Corinne Peat July 27, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Don’t compare how quickly your children learn to do things with other children, they all learn at different speeds.

  • Barry Page July 27, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Establish a bedtime routine…and stick to it!

  • Clare H July 27, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    to always trust your own instincts

  • Anna July 30, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    Trust your instincts and don’t let anyone judge the way you parent!!

  • Samantha Loughlin July 31, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Intuition definitely and just what my harts telling me

  • Julie Ward July 31, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Don’t do it on a backstreet, (sex) a if I would, really mother bless her little cotton socks

  • kayleigh Bates August 1, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    You can only try your best

  • Susie Wilkinson August 1, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    Don’t sweat the small stuff!

  • Ana Nowell August 2, 2015 at 7:55 am

    Enjoy every previous moment, they grow up too fast

  • kay lou smith August 2, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    You know best!

  • carole n August 2, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    have fun. life is too short

  • Laura Nice August 3, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    Dont stress the small stuff! πŸ™‚

  • claire little August 3, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    trust your instinct.

  • Minnie15 August 4, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Everything is temporary – particularly helpful tantrums and patience! πŸ™‚ x

  • Monica Gilbert August 4, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    Don’t be afraid to get out of the house.

  • Eileen Tingle August 5, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    Teach by example

  • Tim Woolfenden August 6, 2015 at 8:41 am

    Teach by and lead ny example

  • Natalie Jones August 6, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    The cleaning can wait!!

  • Sharon Mclauchlan August 6, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    trust your instincts

  • Rebecca Powell August 6, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    Accept help from as many people as offer it to you

  • Caroline Signey August 6, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Don’t stress over housework, making sure you’re children are well looked after and given your time is the most important

  • katie w August 6, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    trust your instincts

  • Richard Tyler August 6, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    Enjoy every moment πŸ™‚

  • Jodie W August 6, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    Pick your battles

  • Diana August 6, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    That you’ll need a lot of patience!

  • Katie August 6, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    if you need help then reach out and ask for it. People like to help.

  • Lisa Pond August 7, 2015 at 7:20 am

    Don’t listen to advice – follow your instinct

  • Hannah Igoe August 7, 2015 at 8:15 am

    Trust your instincts you know your child best. It can be so confusing when people offer their unsolicited advice, so you just have to trust your gut.

  • LEE HARDY August 7, 2015 at 8:27 am

    Make the most of what you have, dont keep up with the Jone’s & be in debt.

  • Spencer Broadley August 7, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Just be firm but nice

  • Kelly Smith August 7, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Pick your battles!

  • melissa hall August 7, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    trust your own instincts!

  • Jill fairbank August 7, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Enjoy every second and celebrate every milestone

  • Natalie Crossan August 7, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Don’t sweat the small stuff!

  • Victoria Prince August 7, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    There is no such thing as a perfect parent, so stop trying to be!

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