Saturday, March 27, 2010
Humor Amongst a Sea of Crap
I saw the title of this book and knew I had to have it. I am SO tired of preachy parenting books that tell me:
- Be an "attached" parent or your kids will end up in prison, or worse - Junior College
- Dare to discipline your kids
- Don't discipline, empathize & become a pseudo-therapist
- Give your kids an 18-step plan about how to resolve conflict which includes sticker charts, of course
I'm so confused that I figure I'll just let my kids do whatever they want and spank them afterward if they're bad. I'm just kidding, sort of.
Anyway, this book is a breath of fresh air full of humor and wit from a mother with six kids who put herself through graduate school as a single mom and then ended up as a contestant on Project Runway. If you're looking for a laid-back, hilarious take on child-rearing, Laura Bennett provides some much-needed sarcasm in today's world of paranoia parenting.
If you'd like a copy of Didn't I Feed You Yesterday, just leave a comment on my blog about why you need this book the most.