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Parent-Babble: How Parents Can Recover from Fifty Years of Bad Expert Advice Hardcover – October 9, 2012
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I am an avid reader of parenting books, but also someone that is quite interested in the history of the mundane (in other words, how day to day life was in previous generations). This book is therefore quite perfect for me.
I have tried to write this review a couple times now, and I am having trouble with it. I really, really loved reading this book. Looking at the statistics, the modern way of parenting is certainly failing not only our children, but society as a whole. I honestly cannot find even one good thing that has come from the idea that self-esteem is the most important aspect of child rearing.
Even as a former attachment parent advocate (before I actually had children and saw how overwhelming that was, although I still adore my Ergo and wear the babies quite often for cuddles and convenience) my goal was never that my children would have high self-esteem or be happy. To me it was illogical that I could somehow raise responsible, respectful, contributing members of society, if all my parenting efforts were focused on making sure they felt good about themselves and were always happy. In my opinion, the best way to be happy is simply to be capable and content.
So I went into this book already agreeing with much of what he said. Some things that were written will change how I do things, such as potty training, which I am actually planning to do this weekend for "Naked & $75". The adoption chapter was so amazing at easing a lot of my fears as a foster (and someday adoptive) parent.
This entire book is just common sense. We humans seem to like things complicated.Read more ›
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John Rosemond is NOT the preschool teacher's friend. His "my way or the highway" approach does not work in the Positive Guidance based classroom. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Bridgette Carpenter
Right in line with his columns, fairly poor advice all around, though not horrifically bad. He just loves Timmy and Lassie years.Published 22 months ago by Almighty Tom
First let me start by saying that this book is for some people and not for other people.
So who is it for? Read more
Being a grand parent who grew up in the 50's and 60's, understand perfectly what John Rosemond talks about as far as discipline. Read morePublished on August 1, 2013 by diplock
Rosemond's advice for parents makes perfect sense! No wonder our morals have been declining steadily over the last 40 years. Read morePublished on July 27, 2013 by Elizabeth Peacock