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Cynthia

Cynthia Monrovia, California, United States Member Since 2012

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  • "The Joy of Parenting"

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    I spent the first decade of my life in a small city in the Midwest that is so average it's held as the arbiter of all things middle class. I lived in a not-so-expensive neighborhood walking distance to a small university, and the neighbors included large working class families and professors just starting out who already had a kid or two before the age of 26. Everyone was married, and everyone's mother was a stay-at-home mom, and moms maybe sold Tupperware or Avon for a little extra cash. Kids delivered papers, mowed lawns, and shoveled snow for spending money.

    Sounds like a neat little slice of mid-20th century America, but I'm not that old and things weren't that great. Title IX and organized sports for girls was just a dream, which was good because most families only had one car and Dad took it to work. Every mother ironed, and having the ironing board out in the kitchen during the day was a source of pride. Mothers that actually boiled clothes in starch, hung them up to dry, and then ironed - well, that was the gold standard of housekeeping. Expensive vacations were out of the question - wherever you went, it had to be drivable. Who could afford to fly 2 or 6 or 8 kids to Disneyland?

    Things have changed drastically for middle class parents since then, as Jennifer Senior explains in "All Joy and No Fun" (2014). Over 64% of mothers with children under the age of 18 work now. Conversely, Moms and Dads actually spend a lot more time parenting - 30% at least - than parents did more than a quarter century ago. There are less white shirt boiling and ironing, and more soccer practice, piano lessons, and Chinese classes.

    Senior discusses a lot of statistical, peer reviewed studies on parents and parenting, including the idea that as parents, we are happier than our own parents were as a whole. That is the "Joy" part of the title. Personally, I don't find being a housekeeper fun, which seems to be a lot of being a parent. (Don't believe me? Try sending your 4th grader to school wearing dirty jeans more than once . . .)

    I do enjoy - and find joy - in my kids. I'll remember them them in my arms as babies long after I forget my own name. My parents enjoyed me, but their joy was tempered with an early 20's nervousness. I was 10 years older as a first time parent, and I was more sure about what I was doing. I had Velcro diaper fasteners and car seats, not large pins and a swaddled kid in my lap. That's another important point Senior makes: we are older and more educated than our parents were, and overall, life is a lot safer for everyone - kids included.

    Senior takes the Malcolm Gladwell ("David and Goliath" 2013; "Outliers" 2008) approach to sociology: she collects groups of related research; gives it a name; and presents it in a coherent, cohesive way that resonates with 'the public'. Senior, like Gladwell, starts an important conversation - but, like Gladwell, she doesn't condescend by pretending to know all the answers.

    Senior does the narration herself, and she's got a bit of a Demi Moore/"St. Elmo's Fire" (1985) huskiness going on.

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    All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood

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    Thousands of books have examined the effects of parents on their children. But almost none have thought to ask: What are the effects of children on their parents? In All Joy and No Fun, award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior tries to tackle this question, isolating and analyzing the many ways in which children reshape their parents' lives, whether it's their marriages, their jobs, their habits, their hobbies, their friendships, or their internal senses of self. She argues that changes in the last half century have radically altered the roles of today's mothers and fathers, making their mandates at once more complex and far less clear.

    Cynthia says: "The Joy of Parenting"
  • "Parenting a Different Child/Astound..."

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    The morning of December 14, 2012, I had a long drive and intermittent NPR stations, so I continued to listen to "Far From the Tree". The printed book is 702 pages long, and it's about 40 Audible hours. I was on Chapter X, Crime.

    The book is beautifully narrated, and author/narrator Andrew Solomon's pronounciation of difficult terms is flawless. Even so, it's a difficult listen.

    I have often wished that Audible had a true Table of Contents, and never more than with this book. The chapters are (with thanks to Amazon print) I. Son; II.Deaf III. Dwarfs IV. Downs Syndrome V. Autism VI. Schizophrenia VII. Disabilities VIII. Prodigies IX. Rape X. Crime XI. Transgender XII. Father.

    Each section could, on its own, be a separate book - with the exception of I. Son and XII. Father - combine those two, and those would make a book.

    Dwight Garner and Julie Meyer, writing separate reviews for the New York Times in November, love the book unreservedly. After listening to "Columbine", I was thinking of using a credit for this new book. I purchased "Far From the Tree" right after reading Meyer's rhapsodic review.

    I am the mother of two teenagers who would not be in any of Solomon's chapters, but each and every section made me ache with my love for them. The challenges of normal teenagers, with raging hormones, lightning fast mood changes, and their sudden bursts of astounding clarity pale in comparison to what Solomon's families face. I am a better parent to them knowing that they are 'normal'.

    I'm not a physician, sociologist or therapist - I'm just a Mom. I gained real confidence in trying my best to be a good Mom from this book. It was the best 'parenting' book I've read since "What to Expect When You're Expecting" by Heidi Muroff and Sharon Mazel. The books are entirely different, but reading them has the same effect. I am more (not less) confident about my mothering because of these books.

    Which brings me back to December 14, 2012, the day of the Newtown/Sandy Hook mass murder. I have been wondering since then whether Sue Klebold, if given the choice, would have rather have been in Nancy Lanza's position - killed before she knew what her son did. I suspect not, and I hope Solomon can answer the queston for us.


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    Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity

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    A brilliant and utterly original thinker, Andrew Solomon's journey began from his experience of being the gay child of straight parents. He wondered how other families accommodate children who have a variety of differences: families of people who are deaf, who are dwarfs, who have Down syndrome, who have autism, who have schizophrenia, who have multiple severe disabilities, who are prodigies, who commit crimes, who are transgender.

    C. Beaton says: "A Gripping Masterpiece"
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  • How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

    "Heavy on Anecdotes, light on data"

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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I am not sure it was worth my time, to be honest. While there were some interesting tidbits and I generally agree with the book's premise, I think there are better books on a similar topic. I enjoyed Brain Rules for Baby more. This book is written by a journalist rather than a scientist or doctor and it shows. He clearly put a lot of time and effort in the book and it is loaded with interesting anecdotes, but I would have rather heard a book based in more science and data.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    More studies and research and less personal stories.


    What does Dan John Miller bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I thought the narration was certainly adequate.


    Did How Children Succeed inspire you to do anything?

    I think it reminded me that I should emphasize perseverance more to my children as they grow up.


  • Einstein Never Used Flash Cards: How Our Children Really Learn--and Why They Need to Play More and Memorize Less

    "Important premise but way too long"

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    I've listened to a lot of parenting books for young children. And while I completely agree with the premise of this book, I found that it was way too long and filled with self-promotion. And while they certainly made an effort to mention studies, I still felt that more of the book was pontification rather than a presentation of research.

    The narration was great

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  • "Excellent ideas for all ages of chi..."

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    Great, age appropriate ideas for your children of all ages. Love the stories from his actual children. I began the first day and it has gone very well for my three kids from 6 to 10 years old.

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    Smart Money Smart Kids: Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money

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    Chris McKinney says: "Essential Parenting Advice"

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    Something scary is happening to boys today. From kindergarten to college, they are less resilient and less ambitious than they were a mere 20 years ago. Fully one-third of men ages 22 to 34 are still living at home with their parents, about a 100 percent increase in the past 20 years. Boys nationwide are increasingly dropping out of school; fewer are going to college. Family physician and research psychologist Dr. Leonard Sax presents practical solutions.

    Kirt says: "Startling, well-researched view..."
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    Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting (






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    cynthia says: "Neuroscience for the nursery"
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  • Smart Money Smart Kids: Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money (






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    Smart Money Smart Kids: Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money

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  • The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive (






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    The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive

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    Two Christian parenting educators describe five ways we can connect with our children: physical touch, quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, and acts of service. These initiatives, when geared to the preferences of each child, make them feel loved and, thus, more receptive to guidance and redirection when needed. The authors are inspiring writers whose examples and quotes from children and parents are instructive.

    Niel says: "Principles Every Parent Should Understand"
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    cynthia says: "Neuroscience for the nursery"
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    The secret behind France's astonishingly well-behaved children is here. When American journalist Pamela Druckerman has a baby in Paris, she doesn't aspire to become a "French parent". French parenting isn't a known thing, like French fashion or French cheese. Even French parents themselves insist they aren't doing anything special. But French children are far better behaved and more in command of themselves than American kids....

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  • The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting: Raising Children with Courage, Compassion, and Connection  by Brené Brown Narrated by Brené Brown

    The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting: Raising Children with Courage, Compassion, and Connection

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    Jeannie says: "You will add dimension to your parenting skills!"
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    Parenting is not about kids, it's about parents. If you're not in control, then you cannot be in charge. What every kid really needs are parents who are able to keep their cool no matter what. Easier said than done? Not anymore, thanks to ScreamFree Parenting, the principle-based approach that's inspiring parents everywhere to truly revolutionize their family dynamics.

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    Delivered From Distraction: Get the Most Out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder

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    In 1994, Driven to Distraction sparked a revolution in our understanding of attention deficit disorder. Now a second revolution is under way in the approach to ADD, and the news is great. Drug therapies, our understanding of the role of diet and exercise, even the way we define the disorder, all are changing radically. And doctors are realizing that millions of adults suffer from this condition, though the vast majority of them remain undiagnosed and untreated.

    Lincoln says: "Excellent Book on ADD"
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    Based on the latest research on brain development and extensive clinical experience with parents, Dr. Laura Markham's approach is as simple as it is effective. Her message: Fostering emotional connection with your child creates real and lasting change. When you have that vital connection, you don't need to threaten, nag, plead, bribe - or even punish. This remarkable guide will help parents better understand their own emotions - and get them in check - so they can parent with healthy limits, empathy, and clear communication.

    Nothing really matters says: "The most practical and helpful parenting book."
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    A book for parents and family members of those who are far from God, Praying for Your Prodigal draws on insights from AHA to help readers pray - and hope - for their prodigal. In this hope-filled, honest book Kyle Idleman offers stories about prodigals specifically for parents and grandparents of prodigals, as well as a series of prayers for readers to work through as they offer their prodigals to God.

  • A Parent's Guide to Ensuring Your Children Are Safe Online: Protect Yourself, Protect Your Children (






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    Internet security is a big deal, so it is important that you are on top of it. This may be a particular worry if you are a parent worried about what the children are getting up to online, and how you can educate and protect them. In this audiobook, we look at all sorts of hints, tips, and advice any parent should know and can use to minimise the risks. Any parent with children using the internet should find this audio helpful.

  • 10 Ways to Grow Tiny Superhumans: How to Enable the Kids in Your Life to Look, Feel, and Perform like Optimized Human Machines (






UNABRIDGED) by Ben Greenfield Narrated by Ben Greenfield

    10 Ways to Grow Tiny Superhumans: How to Enable the Kids in Your Life to Look, Feel, and Perform like Optimized Human Machines

    • UNABRIDGED (29 mins)
    • By Ben Greenfield
    • Narrated By Ben Greenfield
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    Do you have kids? Grandkids? Nieces or nephews? Are you expecting a little one? The fact is, if you answered yes to any of those questions, you are in a unique position to give the child or children in your life every physical and mental advantage possible. You can give your kids the ability to look, feel, and perform like optimized human machines.

  • Sh*tty Mom: The Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us (






UNABRIDGED) by Karen Moline, Mary Ann Zoellner, Alicia Ybarbo, Laurie Kilmartin Narrated by Laurie Kilmartin

    Sh*tty Mom: The Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Karen Moline, Mary Ann Zoellner, Alicia Ybarbo, and others
    • Narrated By Laurie Kilmartin
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    Sh*tty Mom is the ultimate parenting guide, written by four moms who have seen it all. As hilarious as it is universal, each chapter presents a common parenting scenario with advice on how to get through it in the easiest and most efficient way possible. With chapters such as "How to Sleep Until 9 A.M. Every Weekend" and "When Seeing an Infant Triggers a Mental Illness That Makes You Want to Have Another Baby," as well as a Sh*tty Mom quiz, this is a must-have, laugh-out-loud funny audiobook for the sh*tty parent in all of us.

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  • Autism Breakthrough: The Groundbreaking Method That Has Helped Families All over the World (






UNABRIDGED) by Raun K. Kaufman Narrated by Raun K. Kaufman

    Autism Breakthrough: The Groundbreaking Method That Has Helped Families All over the World

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Raun K. Kaufman
    • Narrated By Raun K. Kaufman
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    As a boy, Raun Kaufman was diagnosed by multiple experts as severely autistic, with an IQ below 30, and destined to spend his life in an institution. Years later, Raun graduated with a degree in biomedical ethics from Brown University and has become a passionate and articulate autism expert and educator with no trace of his former condition. Thanks to the Son-Rise Program, a revolutionary method created by his parents, Raun experienced a full recovery from autism.

  • Homeschooling Tips for Parents: Guide to Understanding the Homeschool Curriculum Part I (






UNABRIDGED) by Dana Tebow Narrated by Mandy Mahan

    Homeschooling Tips for Parents: Guide to Understanding the Homeschool Curriculum Part I

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    • By Dana Tebow
    • Narrated By Mandy Mahan
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    It is important for parents to remember the process of homeschooling is a large learning curve for both the student and the parent and mistakes are common in the beginning. The thing homeschooling parents must consider is that these mistakes can be looked upon as positive learning experiences later on. This book focuses on creating that perfect homeschool curriculum for the parent to begin teaching their child the right way.

  • Navigating the Choppy Waters: The Blueprint for Parents of Teenagers (






UNABRIDGED) by Sue Atkins Narrated by Sue Atkins

    Navigating the Choppy Waters: The Blueprint for Parents of Teenagers

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    • By Sue Atkins
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    The teenage years are a time of transition and change so this toolkit will help you feel truly confident in handling all the "big issues" of puberty, from sex and drugs to smoking and drinking. It also looks at handling the common problems of peer pressure, passing exams and letting them go. This toolkit will help you understand and adapt to these major changes and help you bridge the gap of transition positively, whilst keeping your family relationships strong.

  • Parent Guide: Helping Children of Alcoholics: I-Can-Do-It Book Series (






UNABRIDGED) by Dr. Douglas H. Ruben, PhD Narrated by Larry Wayne

    Parent Guide: Helping Children of Alcoholics: I-Can-Do-It Book Series

    • UNABRIDGED (51 mins)
    • By Dr. Douglas H. Ruben, PhD
    • Narrated By Larry Wayne
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    This is a book in the I-Can-Do-It book series. This audiobook covers the common behavior side-effects of family alcoholism on toddlers to late teens. It also discusses what you, as the nondrinking parent, can do to reverse the side-effects. Practical guidelines put you in the driver's seat to assure your kids receive important coping skills and resilience. Children of alcoholics (CoAs) may or may not be drinkers when they grow into adulthood, but they will be tolerant to drinkers, and form bad habits.