Confessions of a Slacker Mom

Confessions of a Slacker Mom

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Parents who are fed up with the pressure to turn their children into star athletes, concert violinists, and merit scholars-all at once!-finally have an alternative: the world of Slacker Moms, where kids learn to do things for themselves and parents can cut themselves some slack; where it's perfectly all right to do less, have less, and spend less. Slacker moms say qNoq to parenting philosophies that undermine parents'-and children's-ability to think for themselves. They say qYesq to saving their money and time by opting out of the parenting competition. And they say qHell, Yes!q to having a life of their own, knowing it makes them better parents.In this witty and insightful book, author Muffy Mead-Ferro reflects on her experience of growing up on a ranch in Wyoming, where parenting-by necessity-was more hands-off, people qmade doq with what they had, and common sense and generational wisdom prevailed. We should all take her sane lead!Have you ever noticed, though, that when a toy does more, the kid playing with it usually does less? Wow, this violin ... What is learned playing Game Boy other than how to play Game Boy? ... When we first got the house, we planned to replace it with a two-person, OSHAAPPROVED swing set, but wea#39;re slackers. And ita#39;sanbsp;...

Title:Confessions of a Slacker Mom
Author:Muffy Mead-ferro
Publisher:Da Capo Press - 2008-08-01


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