Kate & Emily’s Guide to Single Parenting
A practical, no-nonsense approach to coping with life as a single parent from the ‘Trinny and Susannah for lone mums’.
From finding ways of letting go of the past and moving on, through matters of co-parenting, money to dating again, Kate and Emily provide loads of useful checklists in their inimitable, buoyant style. They are very honest and open about their own situations and that is what makes it so readable – they are not being patronising, they have been there too, and have had all their own issues of guilt and sense of betrayal to deal with.
They also reproduce some of the correspondence they have received from others – such as In Denial of Derby
, Want a Truce in Truro
and Why Me of Windsor
– and their down-to-earth responses. To a separated mum who is ‘deeply pissed off’ to see her ex building a good relationship with his sons, they observe: ‘Being a parent is not a competitive sport. No further questions, Your Honour!’
With plenty of humour thrown in, this is a cheerful book with a positive message that will give you real, practical help while making you smile. Now available on Amazon at a knock-down price.
Hay House, 2008
Paperback, 234 pp, £8.99