Popular actress and stand-up comedienne Elizabeth Beckwith gives us the parenting guide to end all parenting guides: Raising the Perfect Child through Guilt and Manipulation. A frequent guest on The Late, Late Show and one of seven comics featured in the Time magazine article, “Funny: The Next Generation,” Beckwith now puts forth a hilarious new parenting philosophy that would shock Dr. Spock and traumatize T. Berry Brazelton. Raising the Perfect Child through Guilt and Manipulation is a riotously irreverent take on contemporary child rearing.
Creating a team: "us vs. them" -- Sweep it under the rug -- How to scare the crap out of your child (in a positive way) -- Don't worry about the mean kid's feelings, make your kid feel better -- Don't be afraid to raise a nerd -- Mind control: why it's a good thing -- Disciplining with meaning vs. meaningless discipline -- All for one and one for all -- Spousal indoctrination and other related things -- Guilt is a two-way street -- Grandma Guido and the evolution of guilt and manipulation.
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 6th October 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia