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Stupid Things Parents Do To Mess Up Their Kids - Laura Schlessinger

Stupid Things Parents Do To Mess Up Their Kids

Paperback Published: 3rd December 2002
ISBN: 9780060933791
Number Of Pages: 288

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Following her previous "New York Times" bestsellers, Dr.Laura Schlessinger, the conscience of talk radio, now addresses an issue near and dear to her heart: the stupid things parents do to mess up their children. Never one to shy away from tough truths, Dr. Laura marshals compelling evidence for the widespread neglect of America's children and convincingly condemns the numerous rationalizations to excuse it. These are just a few of her hard-hitting points: Don't Have Them If You Won't Raise Them: "The cavalier manner in which our society treats child care, not as a matter of intimacy and love, but as a matter of convenience and economics, is deeply destructive to our children's sense of attachment, identity, and importance."Dads Need Not Apply: "Single motherhood may be more acceptable to society, but it is not acceptable to children; nor is it in their best interest."Brave New Baby: "In our society, reproductive freedom means anyone can decide to create a life by any means with no, and I mean no, consideration of what is in the best interest of that new human being."Spare the Rod: "Children without discipline often become adults with tempertantrums, defiance, rage, depression, anxiety, poor school and work adjustment, drug and alcohol abuse.""Stupid Things Parents Do to Mess Up Their Kids" covers all aspects of parenting and also tackles such cultural and societal concerns as abortion, modern sexuality, drug and alcohol use, violence, discipline, and a child's right to privacy.

"Schlessinger is making an important point: too many 'upwardly mobile' adults bear children... in the way they might buy a King Charles Spaniel or some other neat accessory to their well-appointed lives" Time Magazine

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Death of the Familyp. 23
Don't Have Them If You Won't Raise Themp. 69
Dads Need Not Applyp. 109
Brave New Babyp. 132
Spare the Rodp. 154
Give Them What They Wantp. 197
Child-Free Parentingp. 246
Epiloguep. 263
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ISBN: 9780060933791
ISBN-10: 0060933798
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 3rd December 2002
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 14.2  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.21