HALF - ASSED PARENTING

This sounds little a like something TUTI needs to know about!
It's actually a book, "The Secrets of Half-Assed Parenting, Raising Kids with Half the Guilt and Twice the Joy" By Susie O'Brien.
I enjoyed it. The first 1/4 or 1/2 mostly. I liked that it did a good analysis on the theme of hyperparendting and how parenting has changed in context over the past 20-30 years and how that impacts what we do. This is a similar theme as put forth in a number of books including The Mollycoddling of the American Child and All Joy and No Fun. 
Things have changed. For a number of reasons. Some of them good and helpful, others, perhaps not so much. It's great to take the wide zoom at time and to have a think about what you do and why you do it and what the end is on that. How do we show and teach our children the tolerance of discomfort and resilience and how to fit in with others all within the nest of love, nurturance and care. 
This is explored in the first part of the book. The second part I found talks a lot about wine and drinking wine and parenting. The undertone is the stress of both parents working and trying to meet the needs and expectations of society on parenting, e.g. carting your kids all over town, baking, having thoughtful and nutritious meals etc. 
I think its worth a read. I did enjoy it. It does create a nice space to think about how you were parented (think "It was acceptable in the 80's..) and how that is different to how you parent and reflect. 
You really can't go wrong when the book has a cheese toastie as the cover picture right?