Parenting Book Club: Queen Bee Moms and Kingpin Dads
This session of the Parenting Book Club will focus on Queen Bee Moms and Kingpin Dads
About the book
"If Wiseman was bold in her bestselling Queen Bees & Wannabes by telling the truth about entitled girls and their excesses, she's even more daring here. The subject this time is parents, and the phrase "we have met the enemy and he is us" may be a little too true for comfort. As cofounder of the Empower Program, which teaches kids to stop violence, Wiseman works with more than 10,000 children annually; she knows her territory. She explains that she wants to help parents navigate "the unspoken rules of Perfect Parent World" so they can find their own "happy medium between overprotective parenting and frightened passivity." While she's used to seeing through most adolescent subterfuges, she's worked with enough parents to know their evil sides, too-how they curse out school counselors, threaten to sue principals, exclude other parents at meetings and one-up other parents over their kids' college plans. Wiseman wants to show people how to behave better; she even includes sample scripts for difficult situations. Her bottom line: parents have to model good behavior if they want to end up with good kids. And since we all live in the same communities, good kids are in everyone's best interest. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserve" -- Publisher's Weekly
About the Parenting Book Club
This book group meets once every six weeks and is co-facilitated by Emerald Mountain School Head of School, Sharon Mensing and Bud Werner Library's Circulation Services Manager, Michelle Dover. Subjects to be covered in 2014 include navigating “Perfect Parent World,” the complexity of introversion as an expression of a personality; how to recognize the strength and weaknesses of your parenting style and how it affects your child; managing stress, creating peaceful environments, and simply being mindful and enjoying our children.
The book discussion group is designed to be inclusive, supportive and meet the needs and interests of the group. The group is open to anyone interested in participating, but you are asked to sign up ahead of time. You need not attend all the discussions, just pick the ones that interest you!
Group is limited to 15 participants per meeting. Sign up!
Sign up at the circulation desk, call 879-0240, or register by filling out the online form.