I'm Not Your Friend, I'm Your Parent: Helping Your Children Set the Boundaries They Need... and Really Want

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Fox News host and busy mother of eight E. D. Hill offers the antidote to permissive parenting by giving parents permission to be in charge.

Instructional and conversational, I'm Not Your Friend, I'm Your Parent challenges parents to reclaim their roles, make the hard decisions, and put their children's characters and well-being ahead of peer pressue and social status. With entertaining stories from her own family and those of others she has ...

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Overview

Fox News host and busy mother of eight E. D. Hill offers the antidote to permissive parenting by giving parents permission to be in charge.

Instructional and conversational, I'm Not Your Friend, I'm Your Parent challenges parents to reclaim their roles, make the hard decisions, and put their children's characters and well-being ahead of peer pressue and social status. With entertaining stories from her own family and those of others she has encountered in her profession as a journalist, E. D. tackles parental challenges:

  • Manners: thank you and other common courtesies
  • Discipline: tantrums and time-outs
  • Money: chores and allowances
  • Sportsmanship: fair vs. foul
  • Clothing: fashion and dress codes
  • Teenagers: structure and consequences
  • Includes a special chapter on Driving, Dating, and other Death-Defying Feats along with contracts for use with teens
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780785228103
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/2/2008
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

E. D. Hill joined Fox News Channel in 1998. A Fox News host and regular fill-in on #1 The O'Reilly Factor, she was coanchor for Fox & Friends and a contributing reporter for Good Morning America covering family issues. She has eight children.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     xi
P-T-E: Please, Thank You, and Excuse Me     1
Spanking, Time-Outs, and Other Eight-Letter Words     32
Ca-ching, Ca-ching: The Allowance Lowdown     69
Fair or Foul: Sportsmanship     89
The Dress Code     108
Teenagers: The Alien Years     130
Driving, Dating, and Other Death-Defying Feats     155
The Not-So-Good, the Pretty Bad, and the Really Ugly     174
Conclusion     200
Sample of Home Rules Contract     202
Sample of Driving Contract     206
Notes     217
About the Author     222
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2009

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    Informative and Practical

    The author uses a no-nonsense approach to parenting that is refreshing in today's society. I appreciate her willingess to say that no parent is perfect, but still give the tools to do the best job possible. Don't miss the driving contract in the back. It's priceless.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2008

    The job is rearing not raising the applicant is a parent

    The author does an excellent job to back up her position so for that I give her a 10. However she fails to bring to the surface the strong narcissistic trend in women today that have bought into the TV commercials that to age to 40 and beyond is the most crucial event in their lives. As a result today's mother surrenders her responsibility of rearing and simple raises her children while focusing her attention on beauty creams. I have found this most prevalent where the mother has been denied a role mother by her won mother in the first place. Make no mistake about it the sins of the grandmother is like a birthmark. The sin is therefore carried down from daughter to daughter, one generation to the next. Make no mistake, the role of the mother is far more critical in setting values than the father. One of my opening statements to classes is to translate what a an infant often asks her mother, 'Who is this guy that keeps interrupting us.' Make no mistake about it is the mother that must teach her child that their love must be shared with the father. I've seen so many instances where the father is ineffectual where the mother has failed to make clear that both parents share the dual responsibility of rearing not raising. We raise corn and we raise pigs but when it comes to kids they have to know and understand they are being reared not just raised. I am a father to 5 sons and 3 daughters. I have had more problems in this regard with my 3 daughters than my sons because my wife wants to be my daughter's friend more than a mother who must often resort to ¿Tough Love¿ As a result an alliance often develops where the father is displaced until an emergency like a pregnancy surfaces. One client learned of her daughter's pregnancy in the 5th month. One client's son actually tried to perform an abortion on his girlfriend who was 2 months pregnant. Where was the mpther? Don't ask! Norman O Albano

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