As soon as Lockdown Parenting Fails landed on my desk, I knew I had to read it right away and I demolished it in one sitting. 

Lockdown Parenting Fails

Lockdown Parenting Fails

As a parent during lockdown myself, albeit to a little one- but a parent nonetheless, I was so relieved to read that other people had struggled during this time too- and relied a little too heavily on TV (guilty). 

I thought I was the only one who found it hard to try and work while looking after a two year old. But as it turns out, I had it easy. I didn’t have home schooling to balance while trying to do my job...and yes, even the teachers struggled! 

Nathan Joyce has collected the most hilarious tweets from around the country from parents who were barely hanging on by a thread during this time and from this tragedy comes comedy gold. 

With pictures, illustrations and chapter introductions from the author, you will find yourself laughing out loud at the hilarious things kids said and did, the techniques parents used to get a minute of peace and coping mechanisms families implemented to reach the other side of the strangest of times.

Without humour, so many of us would have crumbled and the saying ‘you have to laugh or you would cry’ was a motto many of us had to live by. This book is a shining example of how to make the best of a bad situation, and what better way to convey this than with a witty tweet? I mean, between home schooling and jobs, what parent had the time to write anything more?

With the country amidst another lockdown, I urge all parents to grab themselves a copy of this book to lift your spirits when things get you down.  

I only wish I had had this during the darkest of days. I don’t think I have laughed so hard in a long time as I did while reading some of these. 

It cheered me up so much I’m getting my mum a copy too! 

Thanks to Joyce for reminding us why it’s important to stick together in times of uncertainty and sadness to share some light and laughter.

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