Always Wear Clean Underwear": And Other Ways Parents Say "I Love You"

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Part of being a kid is having grown-ups make you do things you hate - like eating your vegetables, taking out the garbage, and walking the dog. Then, to make matters worse, they say you can't do things are no big deal - like talking with your mouth full or wearing dirty underwear. And worst of all? You have to listen to them say it not once, not twice, but a zillion times.

Explains the little and big meanings of things parents tell their children, such as "Eat your ...

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Overview

Part of being a kid is having grown-ups make you do things you hate - like eating your vegetables, taking out the garbage, and walking the dog. Then, to make matters worse, they say you can't do things are no big deal - like talking with your mouth full or wearing dirty underwear. And worst of all? You have to listen to them say it not once, not twice, but a zillion times.

Explains the little and big meanings of things parents tell their children, such as "Eat your vegetables," "Look both ways before you cross the street," and "Don't talk with your mouth full."

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Children's Literature - Rebecca Joseph
In this sweet book, Gellman explains the meaning behind many annoying things parents say such as "DonĀ¦t talk with your mouth full" and "Eat your vegetables." Each saying, according to Gellman, supports a hidden message of love and respect that are keys to a healthy, happy life. In his 32 easy to read chapters, Gellman presents a wonderful way to open a dialogue between parents and children about growing up.
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Gr 3-6--Gellman's warm, witty, and instructive primer for children about the whys and wherefores of parenting will help them understand their parents' motivations for discipline. The author describes his own childhood frustration and curiosity with his mother's endless injunctions to eat his vegetables (especially the dreaded green-bean casserole), to share his toys, clean his room, take out the trash, and not to hit his sister. When he became a parent, Gellman came to realize that such commands are part of a greater master catalogue that he calls "The List." In lighthearted but sincere prose, he explains that items found on this record of seemingly endless commandments have little meanings and big meanings. Each of the 30+ short chapters is devoted to one of these parental injunctions children hear while growing up to be good people. The author explains reasons for each rule and brings more than a little wisdom and often gentle humor to the process. His explanations are so lucid and insightful that this wise and refreshing book will be great for shared reading. Tilley's occasional small cartoons add another note of levity.--Jerry D. Flack, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780688144920
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/28/1997
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.31 (w) x 9.27 (h) x 0.55 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2000

    Priceless Words of Wisdom

    Always Wear Clean Underwear: And Other Ways Parents Say 'I Love You' is an incredibly clever and humorous approach to explaining the famous cliche's parents have handed down through the years. Gellman has written an uplifting and edifying book for kids and parents to enjoy.

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