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Breaking Mum and Dad: The Insider's Guide to Parenting Anxiety
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Anna Williamson Dr Reetta Newell
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Breaking Mum and Dad: The Insider's Guide to Parenting Anxiety

Anna Williamson Dr Reetta Newell



Health & Self-Help;
Advice on parenting


256 pages

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Mental health for new mums and dads is a thing - a big thing - and it's time we all stopped suffering in silence.

After being diagnosed with post-natal anxiety and birth trauma following the birth of her first baby, Anna Williamson went on a mission to uncover the real thoughts, feelings and behaviours that many of us experience in those first few weeks and months after becoming a parent. And it turns out she wasn't alone... and neither are you.

Whether it's making new friends, coping with changing relationships, breast and bottle feeding anxiety, going back to work worries, or the whole shift being a new parent poses mentally, Breaking Mum and Dad is a guide of empathy, sympathy and above all, hope.

Packed with helpful advice, shared stories and practical guidance, alongside thoughts from clinical psychologist, Dr Reetta Newell, this is a must-read therapist in your pocket. Read it at 2am when you're struggling with never ending night feeds, at 6am when you've already watched the same cartoon for the twentieth time, or at 10pm when you just long for sleep or a few minutes or seconds to yourself.

By:   Anna Williamson
Contributions by:   Dr Reetta Newell
Imprint:   Bloomsbury
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 135mm, 
Weight:   290g
ISBN:   9781472953353
ISBN 10:   1472953355
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   June 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Anna Williamson is a television presenter, radio broadcaster, life coach, counsellor and Master NLP practitioner. She lives in rural Hertfordshire with her husband and baby. Anna is also an Ambassador for Mind, The Prince's Trust, The Young Variety Club and Childline. Dr Reetta Newell is a Clinical Psychologist, and runs a private practice specialising in working with children and families. She provides psychological assessment, consultation, formulation and therapy to individuals and families She lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and two children.

Thank goodness for Anna's new book, something all new mums and dads need to read to feel they're not alone -- Una Healy Breaking Mum and Dad will help you navigate the challenges being a new parent presents. It will help reassure you on days you may otherwise have cried. -- Helen Skelton - TV presenter & mum of two Anxious? You are not alone! Anna's book really will help mums and dads get through those tough days of parenting. Anna's honesty in sharing her own battles brings this book to life in a really special way. * Siobhan Freegard OBE and Channel Mum Founder * This is an important, relatable and relevant book for today's parents. * Annie Belasco at PANDAS foundation * Breaking Mum and Dad author Anna Williamson does not sugar coat the experience of becoming a new parent, but her book aims to guide people through it, shows them how to ask for help and recommends a number of practical exercises to combat negative feelings. -- Sophie Morris * The i * Reassures us that everyone finds parenting tough some days, and ultimately we should stop beating ourselves up for not always being Supermum and Superdad and just get on with enjoying our kids. * Ni4kids * A searingly honest new book lifts the lid on the real impact of having children * OK Magazine * Tackles issues that many are afraid to admit to. * Daily Star * Offers support to parents in the early days, gives advice on coping with challenges including adjusting to your new role and going back to work. Celeb mummies TV presenter Helen Skelton and ex-Saturdays singer Una Healy are fans, too! * Reveal * a searingly honest new book * Daily Star Sunday * helps break the stigma of mental health problems * Daily Star Sunday *

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