Families are complicated, even the 'normal' ones. Our early years at home are when we lay down the blueprint for being a partner, parent, sibling, friend, colleague, neighbour, and even a citizen. Home is where we become who we are.

Even the best of childhoods is imperfect. And if there were difficulties - whether due to simple personality clashes, or issues such as authoritarian parenting, family break-up, illness, loss or addiction - it may be an ongoing struggle to manage our moods and emotions, though we may have no idea why. Psychotherapist Richard Hogan has seen it all when it comes to how the early years shape us - and he knows we can work on ourselves to rewrite the blueprint.

In this book he draws on extensive research and thousands of conversations in the therapy room to explain how. Packed full of eye-opening and liberating ideas, fascinating case studies and practical tools, Home is Where the Start Is also includes a remarkable account of Richard's own challenges as a child and teenager. He knows exactly what it's like to face the past squarely, grapple with the legacy of childhood unhappiness and work on creating a better future.

Home is Where the Start Is will help you become the best version of yourself you can be. And it is an invaluable source of advice for parents to give your child the best possible start.

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ISBN 9781844886173
Author Richard Hogan
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Sandycove
Publication date 8 Jun 2023
Format Paperback
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Home is Where the Start Is

How Your Family Made You, and How You Can Make Yourself Even Better.

SHORTLISTED IRISH BOOK AWARDS 2023 – Lifestyle Book of the Year


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