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She admits there is neither simple panacea nor even a complex solution.
And the ironic thing is, it may well be the stresses and unhappiness caused by parental separation that is getting the kids into more trouble to begin with.
I wish every teacher, every mom and dad, every person even thinking of becoming a mom or dad would read this book.
On a very controversial subject. Eberstadt takes a very hard line on current parenting practices. Well written food for thought.Published 7 months ago by Elaine M. Harries
Full disclosure: I am politically left-leaning, I have young children, I work full-time, and I have never, EVER left my children without the company of at least one responsible,... Read morePublished on June 28, 2012 by Penny Thoughtful
Here it is 2011 and so many parents have no idea what "quality child care" actually is. Busy, overwhelmed and stressed working mothers are still blindly believing the spiels that... Read morePublished on March 12, 2011 by Bridgette Carpenter
Is it that parents don't care? Or is the uglier truth that SOCIETY doesn't care? And by society, I mean us. After all, we vote the folks into office who make public policy. Read morePublished on June 13, 2010 by Snowcrane
In a society that subordinates children's needs to adult freedoms, this book should give anyone pause. Read morePublished on May 12, 2010 by Paul Adams
Many books have been written recently telling women that they can Have It All; motherhood and a career. Few, if any, books look at the child's point of view. Read morePublished on February 5, 2010 by Paul Lappen
Let's blame the poor working mother for all the woes in our society. I would recommend that you not buy this book.Published on May 22, 2009 by Avid Reader
This book was a great read and jammed packed with statistics and pertinent information. Mary does not tiptoe around the hard facts and tells it like it is. Read morePublished on December 30, 2008 by C. Driver