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Do you ever feel like you don't subscribe to a particular style of parenting? If this sounds like you, we might have a solution for you ... it's called half-arsed parenting.
It's about doing half as much and knowing it's still more than enough. It's not an invitation to give up but rather freeing yourself from the standards, expectations and rules that we as parents, put on ourselves. The person behind the idea, Dr Susie O'Brien joins us to talk about why more of us should be half-arsed parents and how this new approach has transformed her family's life, for the better.
Dr Susie O'Brien's book,The Secret Of Half-Arsed Parenting is out now!
Guest: Dr Susie O'Brien
Producer: Mikayla Floriano
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