Mean Moms Rule: Why Doing the Hard Stuff Now Creates Good Kids Later

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Sourcebooks, Inc., Apr 1, 2012 - Family & Relationships - 256 pages
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Denise Schipani shares her secret to being a 'Mean Mom,' and why it's better for your kids–and for you–in the long run." —Jen Singer, author You're a Good Mom (and Your Kids Aren't So Bad Either)

"'Mean' moms make kids learn to do things for themselves from making breakfast to finding inner peace. I'm hoping I'm a little meaner myself after reading this book." —Lenore Skenazy, founder of the book and blog Free–Range Kids

"I've chosen to be the kind of mother I feel is best, and that kind of mother is mean."

MEAN MOMS SAY NO.
MEAN MOMS ARE CONSISTENT.
MEAN MOMS TRUST THEMSELVES.
MEAN MOMS DON'T CARE WHAT EVERYONE ELSE IS DOING.
MEAN MOMS TEACH KIDS THE LIFE SKILLS THEY NEED TO KNOW.
MEAN MOMS SLOW IT DOWN.
MEAN MOMS FAIL THEIR KIDS A LITTLE BIT EVERY DAY.

And 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.

Mean Moms Rule.
And their kids benefit

Denise Schipani writes about all things mean and motherly at www.confessionsofameanmommy.com

 

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Contents

Its Not about You Its about Them
1
Hang On to Yourself You May Need That Person Later and So May Your Kids
19
Start as You Mean to Go On
45
Dont Follow the Parenting Pack
67
Take or Take Back Control
89
Say No Smile Dont Apologize Repeat as Necessary
115
Teach Life Skills If Not You Who?
139
Slow It Down Slow It Way Down
163
Fail Your Child a Little Bit Every Day
189
Prepare Them for the World Not the World for Them
207
About the Author
229
Back Cover
230
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Denise Schipani has 20 years experience in magazines, where she worked at Child, American Baby, Bridal Guide, and All Woman. She freelances for these as well as Parents, Parenting, Family Circle, Redbook, Real Simple, Woman's Day, Fitness. She is the founder of www.confessionsofameanmommy.com.

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