It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us

It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us

by Hillary Rodham Clinton
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It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hilary gets it right on the money. Although society starts off as a family, the whole idea behind nuclear family was unknown until the 50's. In our fast paced world where both parents feel like they must work, where children keep getting treated like second-class,where overstressed adults find no way out, this provides the answer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was marvelous! I found it to be quite inspiring. Mrs. Clinton did a phenomenal job in targeting the most valuable issues on raising children today. The only thing she could have left out was all the talk about politics.
Mel_Biagioli More than 1 year ago
I ordered this book on CD to help fill the 30-45 minutes I drive to/from work each day. I am both a parent and admirer of Hillary Clinton, so I was open to receive Hillary's message about raising children in our country. I AM SO HAPPY THAT I ORDERED IT!!!! This book not only sheds important light on the value of "community," but it also provides a unique insight into Hillary Clinton "the woman." Throughout the book, it is apparent that Hillary Clinton is a sincere advocate of children and families. The ideas and personal stories that she shares makes her more of an everyday person and less of the politician and celebrity-like figure that she has become today. I feel that with the current state of our economy and social issues, this book is a MUST READ. Hillary's message is delivered in a way that informs without lecturing and truly inspires you. Since reading it I have worked to become more involved in my community and to ensure my family receives quality time from me (not just quantity). If children are important to you, read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderfully written book that examines what is wrong with society today -- there isn't enough involvement in the lives of youth. The feelings of disconnection, disassociation among youth is at an all-time high. Ms. Clinton writes passionately about the missing sense of community and responsibility in today's society. A wonderfully written book that brings to light the African proverb! Well done!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is absolutely scary. For thousands (perhaps millions) of years, the family has been the basic building block of society. Now, we have a government (village) which, through heavy taxation and social-engineering has virtually destroyed the family and will continue to do so. And the best solution Clinton sees, is that very same government (village).
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I have ever read, it was like reading my mind. It has changed my life as well as the others I have helped and motivated me to seek my teaching certificate. I believe it should be required reading in every high shool in the United States, as it exemplifies what politics are truly about: helping families to raise wonderful children. Ever since I read this book, I never doubt that every little bit of help can brighten the world.
AnnElise More than 1 year ago
Don't like socialism. They are my kids. I make the decisions.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
She's absolutely brilliant. I love how she exposed her wonderfully thought out idea of how we should turn America over to Fidel Castro! It's so subtle, but obviously there! I just love it when liberals tell the truth about themselves and use the heartwarming excuse that they learned their methods of mass moral decay from children. Someone should remind Hillary that there is a reason children can't run for president.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In May of 1945 all Germans stared at each other with a 'what happened' look on their faces. What the fools failed to do was read Hitler¿s `Mein Kampf¿ to educate themselves on the socialist hell he intended to put them through. Hillary¿s book, which reads with all the warm of your new blender¿s instruction manual, is a clarion call to a world regulated and run from the center. By her elitist attitude ('many of these lessons are simple...but it's apparent that many of us have yet to learn them'), her swift call for compulsion (¿The Village needs a town crier...and a town prodder.¿), and her complete disdain for any restraints on government power; Hillary gives clear evidence of the clarity to Leon Trotsky's warning that a government that controls access to resources will eventually use that fact to obtain obedience. 'The old principle: who does not work shall not eat, has been replaced with a new one: who does not obey shall not eat.' So if you want to eat, you will learn to accept 'our lifelong responsibility to them (meaning children) and the Village' (p.168). Should you choose, in order to avoid Hillary's lessons, to forbear having children, forget it because 'the Village as a whole owes expectant and new mothers and fathers...the resources they will need' (p.91). 'It is not only parents who need expert coaching in children's development; the rest of the village does, too.' (p.54). An easily duped eager beaver, Hillary gushes that the experts 'have given researchers a whole new understanding of how the human brain develops' so we can now elicit each child's 'full potential' (p.52). 'The quality of the nutrition, care giving, and stimulation the child receives determines how they are wired...for intelligence' (p.58). The Nazis had their plan for a super race built through racial purity; the Communists a new man built through class conscience, now Hillary will breed a new race of super babies through superior federally run day care centers. Fool us once, shame on you, fool us twice, shame on us. Fool us a third time, and we've got Hillary the Village Idiot. How can anyone still fall for such drivel? It takes a college degree to be this stupid. With just a few nips and tucks from the censor's knife, It Takes A Village could have circulated freely in any Communist or Nazi country. This woman is completely bereft of any shred of humility, and has an insatiable urge for power. The Constitution was specifically designed with politicians like Hillary in mind. Read this book carefully, she will be our president soon.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book clearly maps how the stages of raising children are all related. I felt this was a very clear, well researched, well written book. Even half way through reading it, I felt 'It Takes a Village' should be required reading from about the 9th grade up and sent home with new parents from the hospital.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As far as I am concerned, this book is another outright attempt to edge our society from democracy to socialism. This process has been happening under our noses bit by bit and the book shares Hillary¿s belief system that is geared toward socialism. Our children have textbooks written to draw the concepts of socialism and create a society that will eventually want it. The writers have stated that if they are to succeed, the children need to begin school earlier so that the ideals of their parents, such as attending church and the close knit unit the family has, can be stopped or lessened before it gets too embedded. There are many reasons for that one is that with religion, for example, socialism will not work. This approach to create a socialistic society where we have a large government and they control pretty much everything, is the undertone for this book and I find it a backhanded way for Hillary to nudge us further in the direction of what she feels the nation must ¿progress to¿. Hillary attempts to look the part of a concerned `mother¿ type who wants what is best for OUR children, however you do not have to be a genius to figure out her goal has little to do with our children and more her own personal beliefs and goals. I find it appalling that this book is out there under a disguise of a helpful manual type guide created by a women who deeply cares about children in America when it is clear that her reasons for it are really more left wing extremist and to teach us to be socialist ¿ eventually to be controlled by the government. Just for the fact that this book is inherently dishonest and its motives hidden under a ¿care and compassion¿ label, it¿s a horror. I recommend that whoever read this review, find another more credible and honest book written by an author who actually does care and doesn¿t have the compassion of cold stone and the motives of a snake in the grass.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Most people obviously did not read the underlying message. The title should have been....GIVE THE GOVERNMENT YOUR CHILDREN!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It seems Sen. Clinton feels there should be no limit to the reach of the government. What a ridiculous thought process she has. Or could it be lack of traditional American Values. And to think, people are starting to call her a moderate.