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Mean moms rule : why doing the hard stuff now creates good kids later / Denise Schipani.

Schipani, Denise. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781402264146 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1402264143 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xxiii, 228 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: Naperville, IL : Sourcebooks, c2012.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Mean mom manifesto #1: it's not about you : it's about them -- Mean mom manifesto #2: hang on to yourself : you may need that person later -- Mean mom manifesto #3: start as you mean to go on -- Mean mom manifesto #4: don't follow the parenting pack -- Mean mom manifesto #5: take (or take back) control -- Mean mom manifesto #6: say no, smile : don't apologize, repeat as necessary -- Mean mom manifesto #7: teach life skills : if not you, who? -- Mean mom manifesto #8: slow it down : slow it way down -- Mean mom manifesto #9: fail your child, a little bit, every day -- Mean mom manifesto #10: prepare them for the world (not the world for them).
Summary, etc.: Mean moms prepare their kids for the world, not the world for their kids, raising children into adults who know how to make themselves happy.
Subject: Parenting.
Mother and child.