Story: Parenting

Pyjamas don't matter

Pyjamas don't matter

Parents often turn to parenting advice books when their own knowledge or intuition seem inadequate. Unlike earlier, prescriptive child-care guides, Trish Gribben's 1979 book Pyjamas don't matter (or: what your baby really needs), with the aid of illustrations by Dick Frizzell, took a light-hearted look at the important business of child-rearing. It acknowleged that parenting is a complicated and sometimes difficult experience.

Courtesy of Trish Gribben, Dick Frizzell and Pearson

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Lesley Patterson, 'Parenting - Parenting advice and organisations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/26349/pyjamas-dont-matter (accessed 27 September 2020)

Story by Lesley Patterson, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 26 Jun 2018