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Confessions of a Slacker Mom


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Parents who are fed up with the pressure to turn their children into star athletes, concert violinists and merit scholars — all at once! — finally have an alternative: the world of Slacker Moms, where kids learn to do things for themselves and parents can cut themselves some slack. Slacker Moms say "No" to parenting philosophies that undermine parents' — and children's — ability to think for themselves. They say "Yes" to the idea that it's perfectly fine to do less, have less and spend less while raising their children. And they say "Oh, Yes!" to having a life of their own, knowing it makes them better parents.In this witty and insightful book, author Muffy Mead-Ferro reflects on her experience of growing up on a ranch in Wyoming, where parenting — by necessity — was more hands-off, people "made-do" with what they had, and common sense and generational wisdom prevailed. Excerpt: "I considered the strains of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21, which I wasn't piping into my womb. 'My mom never did that, ' I thought to myself, 'and I was always pretty good at math.' When it occurred to me that Einstein's mom didn't do it either, I went right ahead and crossed that off my list of things to feel guilty about." What readers say about Confessions of a Slacker Mom: "Besides laughs, this book gave me permission to act on my natural tendencies as a slacker mom of two. Now out of the closet as a slacker, I can avoid overspending at the toy emporium, screaming from the soccer field sidelines, and racing to the fast carpool lane — all without guilt. I'm enjoying MY life while my children play happily outside — without a coach or cheering fans." — Ann Palmer, Seattle mom"I laughed throughoutConfessions of a Slacker Mom. I've always wanted to opt out of the parenting 'competition' and this book confirmed my instincts!" — Sahl Isidore, Montclair, New Jersey mom

Product Details

Mead Ferro, Muffy
Pince-Nez Press
Topic - Family
Publication Date:
January 2004
7.00x5.46x.53 in. .52 lbs.

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