Parenting II.


It really freaks me out as to how I keep getting synchronicity in my life.

I had just finished answering two emails from friends commenting on my earlier post on parenting when I was led to this masterpiece of writing on parenting.

Please pay close attention to the extract. It simply blew me away.

Despite its high price I am seriously considering buying the book though my parenting days of young children are long over and Ramani, the prospect of grand parenting seems very remote.


18 thoughts on “Parenting II.”

    1. I don’t. That expression “master piece of writing” is typical British lampooning. I have no intention of buying the book whatsoever. In retrospect, written down, it does not sound so.

  1. Yes, Ramana, a faka indeed. The guy wants to ‘amuse’ his readership and, how so many of his ilk, uses exaggeration and what passes as ‘humorous’ phrases to sell his books. No child (girl or boy) I have ever known behaves like that. Not even remotely. It’s pure fantasy. Complete and utter nonsense. Though am sure that there will be adults who lose the plot in the face of, what exactly?

    I dislike the current vogue of demonizing children and teenagers, of either gender. It’s shameful. And reflects very badly on those who should know better, namely their elders.


    PS Since both the piece, and most its commentators so far, concentrate on the fact that the five year old is a girl I’d just love to know what three of your regular readers, parents of daughters, namely Grannymar, Cheerful Monk and Old Foss have to say on the subject.
    Ursula recently posted..Open or shut

        1. I am sorry Ursula if my reply appears curt. That is not how it was supposed to appear. It was meant to convey that I agree with you and that I was being sarcastic in my praise for the writing.

  2. That was pure Mills & Boon. The author of the article was not a man. No. He was a wimp of the highest order. “No desserts” on an incremental basis was so childish. Even a child would know it would be forgotten by the next day. IF a punishment is to be doled out, make it practical eg: clean the Loo. It works, ask Elly – a few years later she phoned me from a holiday camp that she was a helper on, it was for disadvantaged and traumatized children, The in-house duties included cleaning the toilets, and as she said “Thanks to you, mum, I was able to do it no problem!”
    Grannymar recently posted..A basket case

  3. The story doesn’t sound far-fetched to me. Just the other day I read a piece about a fellow who had been fixing up the other half of his duplex for his father. He was home when he heard a lot of banging, so he went over to the other half and saw two boys, one 8 and one 10, vandalizing the place with hammers. He phoned the police and put the boys in a closet while he waited. He was charged with endangering children. It didn’t say what they did with the kids. It is a crazy world!
    Cheerful Monk recently posted..Big Brother

    1. I read that piece too CM and it was not as though they were little kids. These were teenagers or thereabout and fully deserved that kind of punishment. By saying that I hope that I am not opening a can of worms. In my growing up years, I have been punished for much less with more severe punishment and some of this pussy footing around crime and punishment of children is really beyond me.

  4. i don’t know if it has anything to do with his parenting. . . but i simply don’t like him. any more than his five year old daughter does. maybe she’s simply a good judge of character and doesn’t know how to express herself about it.
    he’s got more problems than her to deal with. he needs to start with himself.
    i also know that if i ever screamed at my father that way regardless of my age i would have a session with his BELT. and i mean that literally.
    i suppose now that would be considered child abuse.
    it accomplished respect for his authority and i never hated him for it.
    tammyj recently posted..aunt mabel’s house

    1. Yes, now it would indeed be considered child abuse. I have had my share of sessions with the belt and worse. This book I suspect is a response to Amy Chua’s Tiger Mother.

  5. A good writer never has to use bad language. When I read the f word that was it.

    I have never had a problem with discipline Rummy. Much as my angel Brittany has my heart I’m strict; she must obey the rules.

    I began when she was three months; I would push her little hand and say, no no. Everyone would ask how I could get children to mind, boys included.

    Consistent, is the magic word.
    blessings ~ maxi
    Maxi recently posted..Ain’t Never Doing That Again

  6. Can’t resist temptation, can I, Ramana? I do hope that some of your readers who commented on the above will take up the challenge as just thrown up by me on my own blog.

    Ursula recently posted..Dead end

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