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Timeless wisdom for modern mothers. It all began with a conversation with my grandmother! When Liz Fraser spent a month with her grandmother, she was at her wits' end as a parent, fed up with crop-tops, pester power and the pressure to consume. So she asked her grandmother - what works? What helps make a good childhood? The answers were surprisingly simple - and stunningly effective. From early bedtime to giving your child room to play, the old-fashioned common sense of her grandmother's generation changed Liz's family life for good. Liz reveals the traditional rules that allow you to give your children back their childhood, while adding her own experience as a modern mum, aware we have to work with the world we live in now. The result is a book that reminds us how precious and short childhood is, and delivers practical solutions that every parent can employ. Comforting, friendly and reassuringly traditional, this is all everyone needs for a happier, simpler family life. Lead title / Huge success of Dangerous Book for Boys sparked a renewed interest in how we allow children to be children / Wisdom of an older generation and new austerity/old-fashioned values have never been hotter topics / Packed with Liz's grandmother's advice but also Liz's practical solutions for modern parents / In February 2009 the Children's Society will publish The Good Childhood Inquiry, dealing with the increasing commercialisation of childhood and loss of values, prompting extensive media and political coverage / Beautiful gift package / Liz Fraser is a former TV presenter and regular on BBC Breakfast TV talking on family and parenting issues, as well as contributing to Junior magazine, the Mail, Woman's Hour, Grazia and other media / TheYummy Mummy's Survival Guide was a top ten besteller in hardback / Competition: The Fabulous Mum's Handbook, The Good Granny Guide, Sucking Eggs
Having left Cambridge armed with a science degree, Liz Fraser worked in TV, presenting shows such as BBC's Holiday and Channel 4's The Virtual Body. After the birth of her second child, she gave up work to become a full-time mother. Six months later, in desperate need of adult conversation and a creative outlet, she returned to work part-time. She is now a freelance writer and lives in Cambridge, in a house not quite as tidy as she'd like, with her husband and three children.
Praise for THE YUMMY MUMMY'S SURVIVAL GUIDE: 'Must-have reading from the maternity ward and beyond.' Heat