I Am So the Boss of You: An 8-Step Guide to Giving Your Family the "Business"

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A hilarious, tongue-firmly-in-cheek look at a promising new trend in parenting: being the boss!

     In this day and age - when parenting books are a dime a dozen - it's easy for a mom to get confused. Do you go democratic or hover like a helicopter? Do you take a tiger-ish approach, or something more "hands off," like those French women who supposedly raise perfect children? Parenting author and humourist Kathy Buckworth has a completely different idea:...

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Overview

A hilarious, tongue-firmly-in-cheek look at a promising new trend in parenting: being the boss!

     In this day and age - when parenting books are a dime a dozen - it's easy for a mom to get confused. Do you go democratic or hover like a helicopter? Do you take a tiger-ish approach, or something more "hands off," like those French women who supposedly raise perfect children? Parenting author and humourist Kathy Buckworth has a completely different idea: Why not let the boardroom be your guide? In I Am So the Boss of You, Buckworth imagines a world where corporate policies and practices rule on the home front, and Mom is most definitely in charge!

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“A practical advice guide for parents who feel like they’re not in charge at home anymore.” 
—Vancouver Sun
 
“Move over, Tiger Mother. Au revoir, superior French parents. Stop hovering, helicopter moms and dads. If you want to rear responsible, well-adjusted children who will be able to make their way out in the real world, let the boardroom be your guide.” 
—Winnipeg Free Press

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780771017483
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Ltd.
  • Publication date: 3/26/2013
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,356,788
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Kathy Buckworth is an award-winning writer, public speaker and television personality.  She is the author of six books, including The BlackBerry Diaries: Adventures in Modern Motherhood, Shut Up and Eat: Tales of Chicken, Children & Chardonnay, and her latest, I Am So The Boss Of You: An 8 Step Guide To Giving Your Family The Business.  She is a parenting and travel columnist for Metro News and GoodLife Magazine, and a feature writer for magazines such as ParentsCanada, Canadian Living, Oh Baby!, and a blogger for Huffington Post Canada.  She is a parenting expert on City TV’s Cityline and is an in-demand public speaker on media and marketing.  Visit her at www.kathybuckworth.com or follow her on Twitter @KathyBuckworth.  She lives in Mississauga Ontario with her husband and four children.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2013

    There are 3 types of parenting books that I¿ve read: the boring,

    There are 3 types of parenting books that I’ve read: the boring, the pointless and the ones written by Kathy Buckworth. 

    My wife and I love our kids more than anything. We want the best for them, we want them to be happy and we want them to grow up to live successful, exciting and fulfilling lives. That’s the dream anyway. 

    But while we’re nearly killing ourselves trying to be Super Parents, let’s face it… most of the time what we really want is for them to eat their vegetables, to get down off that chair, to stop bothering their sister / brother, to go to sleep and stay there and to please… please… please learn to use the potty. That’s not the stuff of dreams, but certainly describes our reality.

    We know we’re not perfect. We want to be but sometimes we find ourselves completely overwhelmed and at a loss of what to do. Most parenting books we’ve read make us feel like absolute dirt that our toddler isn’t writing symphonies and our baby isn’t performing brain surgery. Not Kathy’s.

    Kathy gives you permission to be normal, practical parents with advice that makes sense and works. Her clear, fun and honest approach feels more like an encouraging coach or best friend giving you some pointers rather than a lecture on how to raise a socially awkward prodigy and that’s exactly what we needed. 

    This is by far her best book yet for not only content but also for style. Her intelligent wit, elegant charm and no holds barred self-depreciating humour make the book an enjoyable read. She speaks to you from the heart and with a good mind to send you to your room if you don’t listen! 

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