The Secret of Half-arsed Parenting is a practical and entertaining antidote to the extreme stress of modern parenting. It pokes fun at the unrealistic goals and expectations thrust on parents today, and offers a way to raise kids with less pressure, less guilt, less stress and fewer cupcakes baked at midnight.
It’s not about doing a bad job. It’s about recognising that parents don’t have to be perfect. What’s wrong with toasted sandwiches for dinner? Kids sharing bedrooms and bathrooms? The fact your child’s first word was ‘Bluey’ rather than ‘Mama’? Half-arsed parents let their kids succeed – and fail – on their own merits. They will protect them from bullies, head lice and mullet hairstyles, but not from every knock and bump of life that will make them better adults.