220: How to be a Good Enough Parent with Tracey Fox

220: How to be a Good Enough Parent with Tracey Fox

By Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn

The Scummy Mummies Podcast

Tuesday, 4 January

Why are perfect parents bad for kids? How can finding your child in tears be a good sign? And what can parents of teens can learn from hostage negotiators? Answering all these questions is the awesome Tracey Fox! 

She tells us about her work with Alain de Botton and the School of Life, and the excellent book The Good Enough Parent. We find out why Tracey gets excited when she hears someone is going through tough times. She gives us some advice on managing screen time, coping with conflict, and saying no, and mediates a long-running argument about the correct amount of milk in tea. 

The Good Enough Parent: How to Raise Contented, Interesting and Resilient Children is out now. For more from Tracey, check out traceyfox.co.uk.

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