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Put your own oxygen mask on first

Put your own oxygen mask on first

A new book by NZ author and parent mentor Jane Francis cuts through the barrage of unrealistic fad-driven advice to offer mothers a way through traumatic teen and pre-teen years.

In “Secrets for Mothers Who Struggle”, Jane draws on her experience as a mother of four and professional mentor to stand with parents, as an ally. You won’t find any wagging fingers or tut-tutting in these pages.

Jane’s unique approach recognises how critical the well-being of parents is to that of their children.

“There’s a reason those in-flight safety instructions tell you to put your own oxygen mask on first: you can’t help your child get through the tough times if you’re not going to make it yourself,” Jane says.

Jane’s “secrets” are simple and achievable. “Parenting advice that adds to your stress does harm, not good. Parents need a friend, not a scold.”

"Secrets For Mothers Who Struggle" is distributed by David Bateman Ltd and available now from bookstores nationwide.

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