I Will Be Your Father Figure

Obey.Title: “The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups”

Author: Leonard Sax

Rank: 88

Blurb: “Many parents are afraid of seeming too dictatorial, and end up abdicating their authority rather than taking a stand with their own children. If kids refuse to eat anything green and demand pizza instead, some parents give in, inadvertently raising children who are more likely to become obese. If children are given smartphones and allowed to spend the bulk of their free time texting, playing video games, and surfing the Internet, they become increasingly reliant on peers and the media for guidance on how to live, rather than looking to their parents.”

Blurb from One of Our Nation’s Foremost Compulsive Gamblers: “The family unit is in unprecedented decline and under assault from a wide variety of cultural forces.” —Bill Bennett

Other Books by the Author, Who Surely Has Only a Professional Interest in Your Child’s Organs: “Boys Adrift”, “Girls on the Edge” and “Why Gender Matters”

Review: “I’m a grandmother who reads books pertaining to children’s development as much as possible. I have 5 grand children ranging in age 6, 10, 12, 14 and 16. I could not put this book down. I will buy it for my daughter so she could incorporate many of Dr sax’s suggestions.”

Customers Also Bought: “Mutt Mitt Dog Waste/Poop Pick Up Bag, 200-Count”

Footnote: We’re eager to see a longitudinal study of Children Whose Parents Bought Authoritarian Parenting Books.

The Collapse of Parenting [Amazon]

3 comments:

4:55 pm • Sunday • January 31, 2016

Thanks a lot Nojo, now I have George Michael as my fucking earworm.

5:32 pm • Sunday • January 31, 2016

@SanFranLefty: Collateral damage.

8:33 pm • Sunday • January 31, 2016

Seems like the book is based on Parenting by Bender. Principle philosophy:

“Have you ever thought about turning off the TV, sitting down with your children, and hitting them?”

-Bender Bending Rodriguez (Futurama.)

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