Finding the words to comfort struggling friends or family

Great podcasts for parents and carers

Thu 23 March 2017

15 mins

Emily McDowell created a very popular line of cards with the motto 'greeting cards for the relationships we really have'. Now Emily has co-authored a book with Kelsey Crowe titled There is no good card for this: what to say and do when life is scary, awful and unfair to people you love. To read more pearls of wisdom, check out her advice on topics that parents in particular might struggle with, like when a friend gets divorced or is struggling with fertility, by reading our blog.

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