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: 9781616885144
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/2/2008
  • Pages: 221
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (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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