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Mean Moms Rule

ISBN: 9781402264146

By: Denise Schipani

Published: 04/01/2012

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Denise Schipani shares her secret to being a 'Mean Mom,' and why it's better for your kids–and for you–in the long run." —Jen Singer, author You're a Good Mom (and Your Kids Aren't So Bad Either) "'Mean' moms make kids learn to do things for themselves from making breakfast to finding inner peace. I'm hoping I'm a little meaner myself after reading this book." —Lenore Skenazy, founder of the book and blog Free–Range Kids "I've chosen to be the kind of mother I feel is best, and that kind of mother is mean." MEAN MOMS SAY NO. MEAN MOMS ARE CONSISTENT. MEAN MOMS TRUST THEMSELVES. MEAN MOMS DON'T CARE WHAT EVERYONE ELSE IS DOING. MEAN MOMS TEACH KIDS THE LIFE SKILLS THEY NEED TO KNOW. MEAN MOMS SLOW IT DOWN. MEAN MOMS FAIL THEIR KIDS A LITTLE BIT EVERY DAY. And mean moms prepare their kids for the world, not the world for their kids, raising children into adults who know how to make themselves happy. Mean Moms Rule. And their kids benefit Denise Schipani writes about all things mean and motherly at www.confessionsofameanmommy.com

About the Author

Denise Schipani

Denise Schipani has 20 years experience in magazines, where she worked at Child, American Baby, Bridal Guide, and All Woman. She freelances for these as well as Parents, Parenting, Family Circle, Redbook, Real Simple, Woman’s Day, Fitness. She is the founder of www.confessionsofameanmommy.com.

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Table of Contents

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

INTRODUCTION

MEAN MOM MANIFESTO #1

It's Not about You. It's about Them.

MEAN MOM MANIFESTO #2

Hang On to Yourself. You May Need That Person Later (and So May Your Kids).

MEAN MOM MANIFESTO #3

Start as You Mean to Go On.

MEAN MOM MANIFESTO #4

Don't Follow the Parenting Pack.

MEAN MOM MANIFESTO #5

Take (or Take Back) Control.

MEAN MOM MANIFESTO #6

Say No. Smile. Don't Apologize. Repeat as Necessary.

MEAN MOM MANIFESTO #7

Teach Life Skills. If Not You, Who?

MEAN MOM MANIFESTO #8

Slow It Down. Slow It Way Down.

MEAN MOM MANIFESTO #9

Fail Your Child, a Little Bit, Every Day.

MEAN MOM MANIFESTO #10

Prepare Them for the World (Not the World for Them).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Excerpt

Introduction

My name is Denise, and I’m a Mean Mom.

I’ve chosen a lot of things in my life, such as what college to attend and what to study, the career that suited

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Reviews



““loaded with the kind of common-sense parenting I was raised with. In fact, I think my own mom would love this book.”” - thestir.com

““This firm yet playful look at the merits of tough-love parenting explains why doing the hard stuff now, like saying no when you need to, results in happy kids later.”” - Scholastic Parent & Child

“Schipani has a solid track record of writing on parenting topics and no shortage of opinions. Self-described as “relentlessly practical” she is also funny, witty, and loaded with suggestions for keeping kids in their place (e.g., stash the grown-up ice cream in the back of the freezer and eat it after they go to bed).” - Publishers Weekly

“What ever happened to raising your kids to leave you someday? Well, the ‘everybody wins,’ ‘my kids are my friends,’ perfect parenting culture got in the way. Luckily, Denise Schipani shares her secret to being a “Mean Mom,” and why it’s better for your kids – and for you – in the long run.” - Jen Singer, author “You’re a Good Mom (and Your Kids Aren’t So Bad Either)

““Mean” moms make kids learn to do things for themselves – from making breakfast to finding inner peace. They are so mean, in fact, that they refuse to treat their kids like darling little dolts. I’m hoping I'm a little meaner myself after reading this book.” - Lenore Skenazy, founder of the book and blog Free-Range Kids.

Specs

Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 8 in
Width: 5.5 in
Weight: 9.92 oz
Page Count: 256 pages

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