I must say I've never been so glad to have been proven wrong (by my wife and Tom)!
I want him to grow up self sufficient and brave --this is a good reminder of how you treat them in their youth will reflect in their adulthood.
It's also good for a laugh, Hodgkinson writes with a great sense of humor and he had me chuckling throughout the book.
Any helicopter parent out there must read this book, a serious topic with a light hearted feel to it well worth the read!Published 5 months ago by Andrew
I greatly enjoyed this quirky little book. Much of what the author says I agree with, and his more eccentric and extreme statements can be forgiven as part of a basically... Read morePublished 11 months ago by lizziewebb
This book is a comfort to parents who are just doing what they can -- and for parents who might sometimes feel guilty for not playing with their children every moment of every day. Read morePublished 14 months ago by momof3
Although I am not motivated by idleness but rather by what I consider to be the best interest of my children (and family), I agree with many of the suggestion brought forth by the... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Paulina
This book was humorous on a subject that seems to have become very humour-less in the past few years. Read morePublished 20 months ago by claudiaudia
Who wants to read a light book about raising kids. This is the one you need! No stress and still great kids!Published 22 months ago by Rumes Sarah
This is my first parenting book (only 6mo pregnant right now), but it follows with what my husband and I pretty much believe (reduce plastic, don't run a restaurant at mealtime,... Read morePublished on March 23, 2012 by dragonfly
I loved this book, it reminded me to take a breath and let my child enjoy his childhood. It reminded me to let him live his life and have fun with him and not worry so much about... Read morePublished on November 9, 2011 by Christine Bucklin
After reading the The Freedom Manifesto: How to Free Yourself from Anxiety, Fear, Mortgages, Money, Guilt, Debt, Government, Boredom, Supermarkets, Bills, Melancholy, Pain,... Read morePublished on September 8, 2011 by John Konrad