Close Close
Mother and Baby

New book finds out who are the world’s best parents

Section: Shopping Ideas
Parent Planet

Planet Parent by Mark Woods aims to find out who the best parents in the world are, looking at the different parenting techniques from around the world.

Planet Parent takes you through the highs and lows of raising children with the world itself as your wise guide. 

From morning sickness and fussy eaters to iPad addicts, education dilemmas and tumultuously tricky teenagers, the core challenges facing parents are strikingly similar the world over – but the way in which each country and culture deals with them is often astonishingly different.

In Planet Parent, Mark Woods looks in every corner of the globe to find the very best parenting tips; from the lowdown on early potty training success in China, which countries still co-sleep and exactly why French kids eat their greens rather than throw them. The world's best school systems are also given a thorough going into with the wildly differing but equally successful Scandinavian and SE Asian models compared. Then there's the small matter of what former Apple boss Steve Jobs thought about the screen time his own children should be allowed! 

The result is a funny, fascinating book, which will be an invaluable source of wisdom and advice for parents everywhere.

Inspired by the birth of his first son, Mark Woods wrote Pregnancy for Men, which soon became an international bestseller. 

Now Mark has taken this international perspective one step further and unearthed the best global perspectives on everything from fertility, pregnancy, sleep and feeding to learning, discipline and much more - all covered in the humorous, accessible, concise style that has already seen his books so well-received by mothers and fathers alike across a host of different countries.

Related content:


No comments have been made yet.

Chinese Gender predictor
Chinese Gender Predictor

Is it a boy or a girl? Tell our tool the month you concieved and how old you are and find out! 

Nappy rash is painful for parents as well as for your baby
Nappy rash is painful for parents as well as for your baby

Read Dr Pixie's guide to learn how to deal with nappy rash

The Magic Sleepsuit
The secret to a quiet night’s sleep – The Magic Sleepsuit

If you’re little one is struggling to settle now they’ve outgrown the swaddling stage, this could be the answer to your sleep-deprived prayers!

Celebrating parenting's small wins
Celebrating parenting's small wins

As mums, we're constantly told to enjoy every moment; in reality, parenting can sometimes be challenging. That's where small wins come in...

Subscribe to Mother&Baby

Be the best mum you can be and let Mother & Baby guide you along the way. Each issue is jam packed with REAL advice from mums just like you. Subscribe today & get a free welcome gift!

Ovulation Calculator
Ovulation calculator
Trying for a baby? Work out when you're most fertile to increase your chances of getting pregnant with our easy-to-use ovulation calculator.
Pregnant woman
Due Date Calculator

When is your baby due? If you’re having trouble remembering dates and counting up the days on your fingers and toes, don’t worry – use our due date calculator.

Get M&B in your inbox!

Sign up to Mother&Baby today and get news and advice about your body and your baby straight to your inbox every week. 

Lemonade Money
It’s time to make sure your loved ones are protected

Every parent knows the importance of planning ahead; from the new school shoes, to your little one’s education, you want to fill their future with hopes and dreams. Yet are you one of the 80% of adults here in the UK that has no life cover?