Susan Jeffers explodes the modern myths of parenting as no one has ever dared before. With humour and compassion she shows how difficult it is to be a parent and reveals the insidious guilt traps set by the child care 'experts'. She questions many fashionable myths and half-truths that add to a parent's sense of inadequacy and guilt and offers her own 'survival' tools. Among the issues she addresses are: why parenthood can be a nightmare as well as a joy; the difficulties the relationship with your spouse can suffer after a child; how drastically life can change with parenthood; why mothers should not feel guilty to go back to work; and how we can have great fulfilment with - or without - children. This is the most liberating book parents will ever read!