The Official Parent's Handbook: Spare the rules, spoil the child!

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Parents! Need help raising your child? Checkout this humorous handbook that captures motherly advice and provides words of encouragement to parents young and old. It is the author's intent is to share the unwritten rules from mother's everywhere. Namely, if you really listen to "what your mother always said" you will hear the unwritten rules of parenting. Over the past year, the author has been asking people from all over the country to share rules from their childhood. The result of that sampling and her own entertaining writing style is presented in the pages that follow. You will enjoy the hilarious walk down memory lane and the laughable, tongue-and-cheek presentation of what mothers everywhere are saying that their children "ought to do!" The author, reflecting on her child-rearing years, has captured the ludicrous elements of parenthood. Her absurd hoax helps us to reflect upon the thorny and serious issues of raising intelligent and loving children with strong moral character. Parenthood is a full-time job and should be performed with the same level of diagnosis, preparation, study and commitment as brain or open-heart surgery. This book packs a powerful punch, with a mixture of reality and humor. It eases the pain, allowing us to laugh at ourselves along the way.

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This book seeks to make parents more aware of the consequences of their parenting choices and the importance of reinforcing social norms. It affords parents quality time to think about the root of their child’s socialization problems. It places parents on a teeter-totter, forcing them to weigh the pros and cons of enforcing time-honored rules and/or modifying their own behavior. As parents ponder the positives associated with changing parenting strategies, they may doubt that the long-term benefits will outweigh the short-term costs of forcing their child to come into compliance. The book encourages parents to consider the overall importance of changing to enable their child to become a well-adjusted, productive adult.This book is food for thought.

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Many parents, while frustrated with their child’s behavior, are not thinking seriously about changing their own parenting techniques. Parents in this power struggle tend to defend their current parenting style and do not feel it is a part of the child’s problem. They may be defensive in the face of other’s efforts to pressure them to change their approach to parenting. In fact, most parents in crisis are not interested in any kind of parenting help. They are seeking help for their child, not self-help. They may even be in denial that they are both a part of the problem and a critical element to the solution. Spare the Rules, Spoil the Child uses a humorous approach to expose the truth about us as parents. This book bluntly asks, "What kind of child are you raising? Is s/he out of control?" The time honored rules and humorous consequences are presented as part of a fictitious handbook written by the National Parent Association™. Notwithstanding the humor, parents can’t deny the cause and effect relationship that exists between noncompliance with these rules and a child’s unacceptable behavior.

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