Raising the Perfect Child Through Guilt and Manipulation

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Humor - 256 pages
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Popular actress and stand-up comedienne Elizabeth Beckwith gives us the parenting guide to end all parenting guides: Raising the Perfect Child through Guilt and Manipulation. A frequent guest on The Late, Late Show and one of seven comics featured in the Time magazine article, “Funny: The Next Generation,” Beckwith now puts forth a hilarious new parenting philosophy that would shock Dr. Spock and traumatize T. Berry Brazelton. Raising the Perfect Child through Guilt and Manipulation is a riotously irreverent take on contemporary child rearing.

 

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Funny & enjoyable

User Review  - babbo - Borders

This book is funny. If you need parenting advice, you should probably look somewhere else. But buy this book anyway because it's funny! Tha author takes true-life stories and twists them to lighten up your mood. Read full review

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User Review  - ladycato - LibraryThing

Comedienne Elizabeth Beckwith espouses sure methods to raise your child to be better than any other. It all comes down to simple principles of guilt and manipulation to keep your children in line by ... Read full review

Contents

Us Vs Them
5
Spousal Indoctrination
9
Sweep It Under the Rug
21
How to Scare the Crap Out
39
Dont Worry About the Mean
59
Dont Be Afraid to Raise a Nerd
77
Disciplining with Meaning
123
All for One and One for All
137
Other Related Things
155
Guilt Is a TwoWay Street 777
197
Children From Running Away
231
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Elizabeth Beckwith is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress who lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Patrick, and her children, Michael and Frances.

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