I LOVED this book. It's a very short read. It took me about an hour. She puts into words all of the things I have thought since my son was born.
For a long time, I've been appalled by what some people consider parenting. Some people are completely obsessed with making sure their kid fits in with every other kid. To do this, they buy their kids every "right" toy they can get their hands on. They shower them with all the "right" clothes and shoes. They push their kids to ben involved in every stinking activity known to man.
It's okay if you don't do all of that! I found myself saying YES! throughout the entire book. It's a good read.
This book was hilarious, but it wasn't all laughs, a serious book in disguise. I suppose I am somewhat of a slacker mom myself as I found myself nodding in agreement throughout most of the book. In this book Muffy Mead-Ferro points out the ridiculousness of many fads in parenting, not to mention capitalism. I highly recommend this book, a good quick read!
I was a slacker Mom- I just never knew that I actually had a NAME for it- I just thought I wasn't this completely over obsessed Mother who was some sort of freak because I didn't completely flip out over the really little things-
Now that my children are in their teens! All the little things that you worried about back then seem ridiculous when you think about what faces our adolescents!
As a self-confessed slacker mom myself, it was refreshing to see that someone else was parenting their kids with a "less is more" kind of mentality. I have never been overly sentimental or protective as a mom, and am a firm believer in natural consequences. This book reassured me that THAT'S OK and that I'm not damaging my children by my slacker ways. I highly recommend this book, both for the admitted slacker mom and for those who are seriously overprotective and need to relax and let their kids be kids.
Love this book! Talks about how so many children today have their lives micromanaged by their parents and how it is so unnecessary and causes unneeded frustration. Great book, highly recommended for all moms who often feel that mommy-guilt for not doing "enough" for their kids. Hilarious, quick read! A "feel good" book that banishes some of the all-too-well-known "mommy guilt"!