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Raising the Perfect Child Through Guilt and Manipulation is not one of those traditional, all-too-earnest parenting guides that, for generations, have sucked all the fun out of child rearing. The foundation of Elizabeth Beckwith's Guilt and Manipulation family philosophy is simple: We do things a certain way, and everyone else is an a**hole.
Is that something you should put on a bumper sticker and slap on your minivan? Of course not—that would be trashy. But in the privacy of your own home, you can employ these essential components of Guilt and Manipulation to mold the little runts ruthlessly yet effectively into children you won't be embarrassed to admit are yours:
Elizabeth Beckwith is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress who lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Patrick, and her children, Michael and Frances.
I'm sick of those books about how to be a good parent -- this is the only one that actually makes sense. Read morePublished 6 days ago by skier
Funny and informative. Got it for my wife and we plan on using what we learned about in this bookPublished 1 month ago by Casey
Just for the record, you should not try to guilt your child. That is RIDICULOUS. That will make your child a pushover later in life, not to mention that if all your child ever... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Hailey H.
I didn't even need to read this book--I'm pretty certain my mother collaborated on writing it. I did however give it as a gift to my new sister-in-law who continues to adjust to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kreature
A lot of insight into the psychology of raising the child you desire! Also Includes three easy to make recipes.Published 4 months ago by Jaygas83
I know she's being KIND of sarcastic and funny, but seriously ... this is such good idea! Nice job Elizabeth, you are my manipulation inspiration!Published 5 months ago by Rachel the Hammer
This book was fun to read, though a little repetitive at times. Overall I would say this is good airplane or bathroom reading :)Published 7 months ago by Shay
Well written. Entertaining, a good read. Those little things we think we do instinctively we were actually taught as kids.Published 7 months ago by kyle c anady
What else can I say? This came up as a recommendation after I purchased "Three Martini Playdate" which was hysterical. "Raising the Perfect Child...." not so much.Published 10 months ago by Steen