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I'm Not Your Friend, I'm Your Parent: Helping Your Children Set the Boundaries They Need...and Really Want Hardcover – September 2, 2008
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About the Author
E. D. Hill joined Fox News Channel in 1998. A Fox News host and regular fill-in on #1 The O'Reilly Factor, she was coanchor forFox & Friends and a contributing reporter for Good Morning America covering family issues. She has eight children.
Top Customer Reviews
E.D. Hill is straight forwarded and I think some people would even reject her parenting, NOT ME! It's time more parents learn how to be parents.
I have been somewhat of a permissive parent. Now I have so many tools to help raise my 8 and 9 years. Yes...I'm weak at times and that's ok we are not all PERFECT!
My children saw me reading this book and my daughter called it the manners book. Then my son said that he knew he was in for some changes after just reading the title. We made charts for chores, a chart for sportmanship and manners. They are all over the refrigerator. So far...so Good! Thank you Mrs. Hill! I would love more...write another book.
My husband recommended. He saw it advertised on TV. He knows E.D. Hill from the news.
I am going to buy this book for several people this Christmas!
It is full of solid advice on a wide range of topics including: manners, discipline, sportsmanship, dress code, and more. The author is the mother of eight and a TV news journalist. Her children cover a wide range of ages. She offers practical suggestions for instilling boundaries and good behavior.
The section on manners alone would be plenty of reason to buy several copies of this and give it as gifts to parents. There is lots of great stuff beyond that as well. One part that I think is particularly good is the one on allowances. Not only does Ms. Hill help parents with good ideas on money issues, she also reveals some excellent resources that will help with tracking and paying out allowances based upon completed chores, etc.
Two other particularly outstanding suggestions include model contracts for home rules and driving.
This is a great book for any parent. Buy it, read it, and use her ideas!
Oh, how I wish I had had this available 45 years ago. It was such an interesting read as well as very fundamental. I found myself staying up till very late at night reading because I had to see what she had to say next.
I feel that this is one of the 21st century problems with families. Parents are letting the children run the family because they want to be their friends.
I recommend this book to every parent with children.
This is an easy read and very informative.
Good job E.D.
I am the type of parent/grandparent that would have done as the author did walking up on a movie stage to find the child I would be looking for.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was expecting a book on how to deal with your grown up children.Published 19 months ago by Kaye Thornton
Helpful tips from a busy, working mom. Wish there could be more research to back up these experiences. Worth reading though for new moms and softie parents.Published on July 3, 2013 by anonymous
I know this woman is not the most credible source of parenting information, but even so I think this book is a fun read with lots of interesting little bits and stories. Read morePublished on February 23, 2011 by A Matter of When
I am weak. I want my child to always be happy, but, I want her to be respectful, appreciative, considerate and a productive individual. You can't always have it all. Read morePublished on December 3, 2010 by Kat
I'm not your Friend I'm your Parent is a great concept and book. We all need boundaries to follow. Both parents and children. Insightful.Published on October 25, 2010 by Carol P. Woods
The kind of people who need a book like this probably weren't cut out to be good parents to begin with; not that I support controlled breeding, eugenics, or anything. Read morePublished on October 5, 2010 by T. S. Rockwell