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Part I: What is Happening to My Kid?
Chapter 1 – Your Child is at Risk and you Don’t Even Know It Chapter 2 – You’re At Risk Too
Part II: The Principles – Building a New Life From the Inside Chapter 3 - Starting at the Core Chapter 4 – From Self-entitlement to Self-control Chapter 5 – the Golden Rule of Respect Chapter 6 – Listening to Your Children Chapter 7 – Talking to Your Children Chapter 8 – Better Kids Through Better Families
Part III: The Danger Zones – How to Protect Your Child from the Outside Chapter 9 – Dealing with Drugs and Alcohol Chapter 10 – The Perils of Technology Chapter 11 – What to Do About Sex Chapter 12 – When to Invade Your Child’s Privacy Chapter 13 – If Your Child Gets Arrested…
Chapter 14 – Getting Expert Help Chapter 15 – Could Your Child Be a Psychopath?
Part IV: What Do I Do When…?
Chapter 16 – Common Questions Parents Ask
Part V: Letting Go Chapter 17 – The Launching Phase Epilogue
Posted March 5, 2013
Posted June 5, 2013
Coombs offers an enlightened and common sense perspective to modern day parenting with "You're Perfect…and Other Lies Parents Tell."
It isn't easy parenting children in this modern day Internet savvy world. As a former DA for LA City, Coombs saw many troubled teenagers cross her path in the justice system. After identifying parenting "types," and "pitfalls," Coombs offers common sense advice for modern day parenting.
A majority of today's parents are instilling a sense of entitlement along with a lack of empathy for others by making their children believe "it's all about them." This mentality will only cripple a child as they grow up. After identifying the problems, Coombs offers solutions. Her writing style is easy to read and understand. Her voice is honest and sincere, and it makes the book shine despite its controversial topic. It's not easy to hear we're not perfect, but it really is necessary for our children to understand so they grow into their potential as young adults.
Coombs message is relevant for today's modern audience. With her unique perspective, Coombs will challenge you as a parent to take a long, hard look at your style and she'll help you with good solid advice. A must read, especially if you have children who challenge you and your authority. I highly recommend this book.
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Posted December 10, 2013
This book really has great insight into what mistakes not to make with your kids, and what to do if you have already made them. Truly a book every parent should read, especially in our world today where everyone is a "winner" and the truth can never be told when mediocrity actually exists.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.