I'm Okay, You're a Brat!: Setting the Priorities Straight and Freeing You from the Guilt and Mad Myths of Parenthood

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In this refreshingly honest book, bestselling author Dr. Susan Jeffers breaks the conspiracy of silence, pulling no punches when she details how difficult parenthood can be. With humor and compassion she uncovers the guilt traps set for parents by many child-care experts. She questions the myths and half-truths that make parents feel inadequate and offers valuable survival tools for those whose kids are driving them crazy.

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Overview

In this refreshingly honest book, bestselling author Dr. Susan Jeffers breaks the conspiracy of silence, pulling no punches when she details how difficult parenthood can be. With humor and compassion she uncovers the guilt traps set for parents by many child-care experts. She questions the myths and half-truths that make parents feel inadequate and offers valuable survival tools for those whose kids are driving them crazy.

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"Brilliant! A brave and revolutionary book that dares to confront many of our long-cherished beliefs about parenthood and parenting." —Susan Forward, Ph.D., author of Emotional Blackmail

"An excellent investment! If you read it before you have children, it may change your life. If you read it after you have children, it may save you years of therapy." —Warren Farrell, Ph.D., author of Why Men Are the Way They Are and Women Can't Hear What Men Don't Say

"Many welcome suprises await the reader of this marvelously honest book! I heatily recommend it! It will remove any guilt and confusion you may be having about so many aspects of parenthood...whether you are a parent or not." —Barbara DeAngelis, Ph.D., author of Secrets About Life Every Woman Should Know

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580632027
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 7/13/2001
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Jeffers, Ph.D. is the author of many popular self-help books including Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway, End the Struggle and Dance with Life, and Dare to Connect. A bestselling author, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Mark Shelmerdine.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2006

    Wow, I've done an about face!

    I bought this book because of my teenage daughter, thinking it would help me learn how to deal with her. This book is nothing but a put down for children of all ages, condoning 'it's ok to regret having children' and so on. Yes, it's difficult, but I chose to have my kids. I'm not an expert in being a parent. I was looking for help not a way to make me more selfish. I believe the author is selfish for her decisions and points of view. If you believe God made man and woman to procreate and to love children as God loves His, then, this book isn't for you. As it wasn't for me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2001

    I'm OK, I Don't Have a Brat

    At last, a book that pulls the pedestal out from under parents and children both. Parents can read this book and feel better about themselves, their children, and their attitudes. Childfree people can read this book and know that someone out there Gets It, truly understands why some of us choose not to travel the parenting path. Whether you're struggling with parenthood or struggling to explain your childfree life, this book is likely to appeal to you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2001

    THIS BOOK IS WORTH IT'S WEIGHT IN GOLD!

    This book is just absolutely wonderful. If you think you are the only parent that feels as if you never got your head above water after the baby was born, or sometimes wonders how everyone else seems to enjoy being a parent ALL of the time, read this! You are not alone. Sure, you love your kids, but you can still love your kids and not love being a parent (as the author says). I love my child more than anything, but I feel such guilt when I get tired and stressed as a mother. This book will show you that you are not alone and that most parents feel the same way. It just makes your job easier to read about the reality of parenting that no one talks about. As a parent who loves my child greatly and wants more than anything to be a good parent, I highly reccomend this book.

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