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Stupid Things Parents Do to Mess Up Their Kids

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2002

    parents need not be ruining kids to be respected!

    I see parents all the time yelling at their kids, and sometimes even making their kids embarrassed in front of other people. I remember that being done to me, and I am tellling you all right now: Be open to chnage, even if you think you have barely any chnace of being proven wrong, it is always good to think outside the box/ paradigm. If you can do this, then you are probably comfortable with yourself. Also, if you have a uncomfortable reaction to Dr Laura's comments, i wonder how many of you are afraid of changing. Even the best can get better, and that applies to everything. My old boss is one of the best, and he just keeps on getting better. You parents: If you are great, why would it hurt to follow some of the advice in this book? Sometimes your kids peers have gotten to your kids before you have, but that does not ever mean that you should stop trying. Please, I don't want my kid being bullied by your kids, or grandchildren. Hey, if you bring up your kids differnet, there might be a chance that it won't be their fault if they end up in jail, in that case it really would be appropriate for them to say 'It wasn't my fault!' Please read this book, as many of the parents today put too much emphasis on how the parent is always right. Please read this book!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 15, 2009

    Excellent Read & Advice!

    Dr. Laura tells it like it is, saying what needs to be said rather than what's popular. She champions the true needs and care of children, spells out the most common pitfalls that parents fall into, and encourages parents to make the necessary sacrifices for their kids. This book is loaded with examples to illustrate her points. For those who are serious about giving their children their best, this is a must read. Enjoy!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2007

    All Parents are Not Selfish

    Although Dr. Laura had some good ideas regarding spending quality and quantity time with children and generally taking responsiblity for them and making them accountable, she obviously had a 'bone to pick' with the entire daycare industry. A better title for this book may have been 'Why Dr. Laura Hates Daycare and Any Parent Who Puts Their Child There is Selfish!' I truly wish I had this book on-line so I could do a word-count on the word 'selfish' in regards to parents who choose daycare as an option for raising children. There are good daycare situations, there are poor ones. Just as there are good parents and there are bad ones. For Dr. Laura to make so many vindictive assessments of parents who choose a lifestyle different then hers, shame on you! Rather then berating daycare, present the cons AND PROS. There are pros and cons to any situation...including working at night (like Dr. Laura did) and having a parent around 24x7. There is also something to be said for children experiencing both parents present at the same time (i.e. 'working parents', a topic that Dr. Laura did not even touch upon. The obvious bias of this book was a huge turn off. I gave it 2 stars rather then 1 since it had a few good ideas. None of these ideas are overly original, but this book served as a good reminder. Just the same, I will use this book now to line my bird cage.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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