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Confessions of a Slacker Mom
Confessions of a Slacker Mom
Author: Muffy Mead-Ferro
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; where it's perfectly all right to do less, have less, and spend les...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780738209944
ISBN-10: 0738209945
Publication Date: 3/26/2004
Pages: 152
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 61 ratings
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong
Book Type: Paperback
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mindystars avatar reviewed Confessions of a Slacker Mom on + 5 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
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.
Bibliocrates avatar reviewed Confessions of a Slacker Mom on + 252 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
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!
ElleS avatar reviewed Confessions of a Slacker Mom on + 112 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
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!
MamaDragon3 avatar reviewed Confessions of a Slacker Mom on + 56 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
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.
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Helpful Score: 3
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"!
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ohsonaughty avatar reviewed Confessions of a Slacker Mom on + 6 more book reviews
Somewhat funny book. If you're the soccer mom type who gets out of bed before the sun even wakes up and is super busy throughout the whole day...well then, this book will probably disturb you a bit. I thought it was a good book and the author does make some interesting points!
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Great, quick read. Of all the books on parenting that I have read on how to be a parent this was the best advice I have read so far! :) Though it wasn't as funny as I thought it would be, from reading the title. Mead-Ferro reminds us that past generations have raised children w/o many of the toys, gadgets, and statistical information that we are bombarded with today.

I gathered the best way to raise a child is to allow them to think for themselves and DO for themselves. They WILL learn and are capable of so much more than we give them credit for.

I highly recommend this to new parents especially! I wish I had read this when I had my first child!
DustBunnie avatar reviewed Confessions of a Slacker Mom on + 19 more book reviews
Had some funny parts but I found the book to be "preachy"
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Too much information about how the author and her siblings were brought up on a ranch. I think that Muffy's childhood and her experience growing up in a rural area was too different from my own for me to relate to her and her own parenting style.
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Mom drops out of the super competitive, super child centered world.
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Funny book about a mom who realizes she doesn't have to follow every silly whim in order to be a good parent to her children.