Even the most well-adjusted moms and dads can experience peer pressure and conflicts with other adults that make them act like they're back in seventh grade. In Queen Bee Moms and Kingpin Dads, Rosalind Wiseman gives us the tools to handle difficult situations involving teachers and other parents with grace. Reassuring, funny, and unfailingly honest, Wiseman reveals:
Wiseman also offers practical advice on avoiding the most common parenting "land mines" and useful scripts to help you navigate difficult but necessary conversations.
Queen Bee Moms and Kingpin Dads is essential listening for parents today. It offers us the tools to become wiser, more relaxed parents, and the inspiration to speak out, act according to our values, show humility, and set the kind of example that will make a real difference in our children's lives.
©2006 Rosalind Wiseman; (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
"If Wiseman was bold in her best-selling Queen Bees and Wannabes by telling the truth about entitled girls and their excesses, she's even more daring here." (Publishers Weekly)
This book represents the authors' attempts to stereotype Mothers and Fathers into convenient little buckets, while largely ignoring both sociology and pyschology. Their point of reference lies, as I'm sure it always has, strictly within themselves. Their classification of males is misguided at best, and their taxonomy of mothers and school-age girls is sophomoric and nearly mean-spirited. They have a clear bias for us to be passive with educators. If you consider yourself a "Queen Bee who thinks she needs to lighten up" then I'm sure you're the intended audience. All others should avoid this book.
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