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Think you’re doing your kids a favor telling them what perfect angels they are?
Former Criminal Prosecutor, mother and stepmother Loni Coombs has witnessed too many times the shockingly negative effects of what most parents feel to be the very best parenting techniques. They think, “I’ll give my children what I never had, I’ll pave their way to success, I’ll take care of their problems,” and then they’re blindsided by their children’s utter helplessness when it comes to thriving in the real world, their inability to get and keep a job, even their unexpected run-ins with the law. What went wrong? This book solves the mystery.
In You’re Perfect… And Other Lies Parents Tell: The Ugly Truth About Spoiling Your Kids, Coombs delineates how modern parents are unwittingly raising entitled children who are ill-equipped to become productive, empathetic, law-abiding young adults. In short, the “cool” parents are raising “cold” kids.
"The ugly truth parents need to face is that telling your children that they are perfect and shielding them from the consequences of their actions while insisting that every child gets a first-place trophy is not good parenting," says Coombs. You’re Perfect… is the urgent wake-up call that the parents of the “Me Generation” so desperately need, and the easy-to-implement information within its pages could change the course of millions of young lives for the better.
You’re Perfect… is your crash course in real-world parenting and will teach you:
• The dangers you may be exposing your child to
• How to transform your child's self-entitlement into self-control
• How to get your children to treat you with respect
• The warning signs indicating your child is at risk for delinquency
• How to tackle drug and alcohol problems
• When to invade your child's privacy
Whether you’re holding a newborn in your arms or you’ve got an 18-year-old spiraling out of control, this is the guide every parent should have to be prepared for the unexpected and to protect their children from society’s dangerous pitfalls.
Editorial ReviewsA balance of accountability, love, commitment and common sense. You're Perfect is a no-nonsense guide filled with essential information and practical tips all parents need to keep their children out of trouble and on the right track. A must have!
--Lisa Boesky, Ph.D., author of When to Worry: How to Tell if Your Teen Needs Help—and What to Do About It
Publisher: Bird Street Books
Publication Date: December 3, 2012