Raising the Perfect Child Through Guilt and Manipulation

Raising the Perfect Child Through Guilt and Manipulation

ISBN
9780061759574
Pub date
15/10/2009
Imprint
William Morrow
Binding
Paperback
Format
Demy 134x203mm
Extent
256 pages
Price
£9.99
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Book Overview


Wickedly funny spoof on a parenting guide that bridges the gap between funny childhood essays (Sedaris) and edgy self-help manual (Three-Martini Playdate).

Raising the Perfect Child Through Guilt and Manipulation is not one of those traditional, all-too-earnest parenting guides that, for generations, have sucked all the fun out of child rearing. The foundation of Elizabeth Beckwith’s Guilt and Manipulation family philosophy is simple: We do things a certain way, and everyone else is an a**hole.

Is that something you should put on a bumper sticker and slap on your minivan? Of course not—that would be trashy. But in the privacy of your own home, you can employ these essential components of Guilt and Manipulation to mold the little runts ruthlessly yet effectively into children you won’t be embarrassed to admit are yours:

Creating a Team: “Us” vs. “Them”How to Scare the Crap Out of Your Child (in a Positive Way) Don’t Be Afraid to Raise a Nerd Mind Control: Why It’s a Good Thing

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