Selected Baby-Related Bibliography

reviews here added and updated 11/11--near the end of my second pregnancy

New (or new to me) Books since my First Pregnancy: A somewhat random assortment of books, some high on my list to recommend to others and some low (quite low).

Ignore, for the moment, Mulhahn's use here of the word "whining" in her characterization of ICAN meetings. She goes on to explain that she suddenly realizes that she actually is going to have her baby and has to keep going, abandoning "any notions of being dainty" and finally saying "Goodbye, vanity!" (106). This is a tough description for me to read: I know that midwives don't always have easy births, but Mulhahn appears more than a little hypocritical here, and honestly, this is not how I would like my midwife to view birth. "Miserable pushing?" A loss of "daintiness"? Birth isn't about misery or vanity--perhaps Mulhahn should reconsider those "high-heeled boots" next time.

In short, read the book--skim over the melodramatic teenage sections, ignore the aggravating tone and the Cool Factor, and focus on the nice descriptions of what it's like to be a midwife (CNM) in New York today, backed up by doctors, moving between the hospital and the home, and caught in the middle of a culture that is undeniably anti-midwifery. 

Even from her first birth, before she had begun her study of midwives, nurses, and other caregivers, Rothman’s focus was clear. Her research over the past thirty-plus years has confirmed her in this regard:

Birth is, I learned and I can say with clarity now, about women. That’s what the midwives taught me, and that’s what my own experiences have shown me. Birth is not about babies. Babies get born. But women give birth. Giving birth is awesome. Babies are miracles, and cute besides, but birth is an Event. It is Something. It is a life-shaking, developmental moment that makes you who you are, that teaches you who you are. (xvii)

According to Rothman, women themselves play a passive role in pregnancy and birth when seen through the medical model, but the midwifery model returns power and agency to woman: “In the midwifery model, the [pregnant] woman herself holds the responsibility for her pregnancy and makes her own decisions. The midwife sees herself as a teacher and a guide for the pregnant woman and her family” (54). Rothman makes this point even clearer here, citing Ina May:

Midwifery, as many midwives conceive of it, can be revolutionary feminist practice. As Ina May Gaskin put it: “You know I’ve always been convinced that as a society we’re doing it all wrong and that we need to utterly change it” (cited in Schlinger 1992: 19). In spreading the word about their worldview, that’s what midwives hope for. (138)

So, why should we care about midwives? Rothman would argue that we need no further reason beyond simply caring about women.

reviews below updated 10/08--post (my first) pregnancy and birth

Stage One Reading: Motherhood, Feminism, Gender Roles, Work, and Family (5/07-9/08)

Most Useful Books--These are books that I pored over from the library; most are solid academic and intellectual works, yet highly readable (though there is a novel in the mix). I loved all of them and loved thinking through the issues they raised.

  1. ***Wolf--Misconceptions: Truth, Lies, and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood
    • I think of this book on two levels--on one level, it's a fabulous book, nothing less than I would expect from Wolf, readable and well-researched and provacative. On the other hand, really? How could she have been so naive? I figured all this out on my own--much of it before we got pregnant, and the rest of it in my first trimester!
  2. ***Rothman--Recreating Motherhood: Ideology and Technology in a Patriarchal Society
    • Amazing, moving, and inspired work. She manages to be personal and political all at once--this is the Betty Friedan of this era and this subject, I think. Essential.
  3. Rich--Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution
    • Another classic text by a feminist who critically examines motherhood in today's society against the institution of patriarchy. Truly radical and fabulous.
  4. Deutsch--Halving it All: How Equally Shared Parenting Works
    • Good book, with a strong academic basis, from a sociologist from Mt. Holyoke. Sadly this is not the norm. Sadly we will never do it ourselves.
  5. Crittendon--The Price of Motherhood
    • Solidly argued, compelling analysis of the problems with "choice" feminism and the economic valuation of woman's work. Great.
  6. Stone--Opting Out?: Why Women Really Quit Careers and Head Home
    • Very smart book. A sociological study, written up nicely, not pretending to be something it isn't. Kind of Naomi Wolf-like.
  7. Williams--Unbending Gender: Why Family and Work Conflict and What to Do About It
    • Great book--good legal mind, good positions on gender--clearly feminist, clearly anti "choice feminisim" even before Hirshman, and a very logical, well-reasoned view.
  8. Bennetts--Feminine Mistake: Are We Giving Up Too Much?
    • Good book. Cori hated it--she thinks it's at least one parent's job to stay home, which one doesn't matter; I think (and Bennetts does) that we should all contribute to society by working.
  9. Hochschild--The Second Shift
    • Simply a classic--everyone must read this.
  10. Hirshman--Get to Work: A Manifesto for Women of the World
    • I love this. Smart, excellent book!
  11. Coontz--The Way We Really Are: Coming to Terms with America's Changing Families
    • Good book. She is so sensible--she essentially says, "here is sociology and here is history, and here is how they can help us with the present and the future."

Interesting Contributions--These are books that are interesting, informative, thought-provoking, but not must-reads on the subject.

  1. Kaylin--Perfect Stranger: The Truth About Mothers and Their Nannies
    • Not so much a real critical feminist study, but more anecdotal. Still not a horrendous book--the author has some perspective on the issue, so isn't too completely biased.
  2. Wolitzer--The Ten Year Nap
    • Good book, a novelistic treatment of why women take time out of work for kids and why it's hard to go back given husbands and society.
  3. Hays--The Cultural Contradictions of Motherhood
    • Very good, if a bit dated. A nice sociological approach.
  4. Roiphe--Fruitful: A Real Mother in the Modern World
    • A combination memoir of her own experience as a feminist and a mother, and a treatise on how feminism needs to embrace motherhood, and parenthood (shared with men) in general. Interesting.
  5. Firestone--The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution
    • Whoa, way out there! I never read this--not on my own when I was reading Margaret Sanger and Betty Friedan, nor at Wellesley in various Women's Studies classes. Definitely a unique perspective on child-bearing, child-rearing, and their relation to the feminist cause.
  6. Ruddick--Maternal Thinking: Toward a Politics of Peace
    • This is the classic "women's ways of knowing" text, up there with Carol Gilligan. Some interesting views of how mothering fits into the overall feminist outlook on life.
  7. Douglas and Michaels--The Mommy Myth: The Idealization of Motherhood and How It Has Undermined Women
    • Good book, if a bit basic. Anyone who has a background in feminist philosophy or women's studies (or even recent American history) does not need the historical ground this book covers, but it does cover it well.

Stage Two Reading: Birth Choices (Home vs. Hospital), Pregnancy, and Labor (1/08-5/08)

Most Useful Books--These are books I went out and bought after first borrowing them from the library. All are really useful, solid books, with lists, diagrams, exercises, and relaxation techniques that I want to refer back to throughout the next months; they are all indispensable resources for me.
  1. ***Mongan--Hypnobirthing: The Mongan Method--A Natural Approach to a Safe, Easier, More Comfortable Birthing
  2. ***Goer--The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth
  3. ***England and Horowitz--Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation
  4. ***Davis--Heart and Hands: A Midwife's Guide to Pregnancy and Birth
    • Very good, informative book--hugely useful. I constantly referred back to it during my pregnancy. I love the hippee-era black and white photos, and I also love the diagrams of fetal positions, etc.

Most Informative Books (and one movie)--These are solidly written, well-researched, convincing and informative, but not things that I need to own and refer back to. If people are in doubt about the benefits of an intervention-free, midwife-attended homebirth, however, these are the books to read to convince them that these options are really the way to go.

  1. ***Gaskin--Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
    • By possibly the most famous midwife in the country, a wonderful, inspirational book. Just full of lovely, moving stories. (Note: there are also clips of Ina May speaking available to watch on YouTube--she is fabulous, so articulate, so strong, so much on women's side!)
  2. ***Kitzinger--Ourselves as Mothers: The Universal Experience of Motherhood
  3. ***Lake and Epstein--The Business of Being Born (movie/DVD)
  4. ***Wagner--Born in the USA: How a Broken Maternity System Must be Fixed to Put Women and Children First
  5. ***Leboyer--Birth Without Violence: The Book that Revolutionized the Way We Bring Our Children into the World
    • Beautiful. Clearly poetic and inspiring, and I believe the list that rated this as one of the most influential books of this century. I don't need to keep referring to it, but it was something to read.
  6. Korte and Scaer--A Good Birth, A Safe Birth: Choosing and Having the Childbirth Experience You Want
  7. Odent--The Nature of Birth and Breastfeeding
  8. Simkin--The Birth Partner: Everything You Need to Know to Help a Woman Through Childbirth
    • Extremely useful in its lists, stages, positions, etc.
  9. Stewart--The Five Standards of Safe Childbearing
  10. Dick-Read--Childbirth Without Fear
  11. Harper--Gentle Birth Choices: A Guide to Making Informed Decisions About Birthing Centers, Birth Attendants, Water Birth, Home Birth, Hospital Birth
    • Very nice. Nothing essentially new here, but this is the most open-minded of the books like this ("birth choice" books, I think of them).
  12. Klaus, Kennell, and Klaus--The Doula Book: How a Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier, and Healthier Birth
  13. Rothman--The Tentative Pregnancy: Prenatal Diagnosis and the Future of Motherhood
    • Good book. A little bit old now, but fabulous sociological interviews about the effects of amnios on pregnant women.

Interesting Contributions--These are good reads, with generally useful information and a more-or-less acceptable tone (some are a little more state-the-obvious or a little more narrowly focused or a little more kooky or closed-minded or male-focused or just outdated than would be ideal), but not things I need to read more than once. I'm glad I read them, but a quick read of the library copy was sufficient for me.

  1. Karmel--Thank You, Dr. Lamaze
  2. Arms--Immaculate Deception: A New Look at Women and Childbirth in America
  1. Kitzinger--Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth
  2. McCutcheon--Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way
    • Good book. I kind of hate the Bradley method because a) it's developed by/named after a man, and b) it places so much emphasis on the husband as coach, but a lot of the exercises, relaxation techniques, pictures, etc. are very useful, and of course I like the philosophical approach (birth doesn't have to hurt--just relax and don't fear it) a lot more than the Lamaze philosophy (birth hurts, but if you relax and distract yourself then you don't have to feel the pain). And really, during labor did I want Robert "coaching" me? No way! I mostly did my own thing, with Kelley (my midwife) and my mother reassuring me, and Kelley coaching during the pushing.
  3. Armstrong and Feldman--A Midwife's Story
  4. Wertz and Wertz--Lying-In: A History of Childbirth in America
    • Great book. I learned so much. The authors are careful not to be biased either that medicine is great or bad, but really an argument against interventions surfaces here anyway.
  5. McKay--The Birth House
  6. Balaskas--Active Birth: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally
  7. Northrup--Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom
    • Wow, kind of out there. I don't necessarily buy everything in this book, but it was certainly an interesting read. Pretty kooky in places, though.

Utterly Skippable Books--These are just pointless given the amount of good stuff out there on the same subject. They're often badly written or blatantly offensive or both, and they tend to dumb things down too much and just pander to the party line (the standard, overly medicalized view of childbirth). I read them (in part to see how the other 95% of the pregnant population thinks) through, but they weren't worth the time.

  1. Cassidy--Birth: The Surprising History of How We are Born
  2. Mayo Clinic--Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy
  3. Murkoff, et al.--What to Expect When You're Expecting
    • Not by any means the best pregnancy book--it kind of dumbs things down, overly simplifies, and doesn't give the reasons behind things--but nowheres near as bad and fear-mongering as people say. Still not good.
  4. Sears and Sears--The Birth Book: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Safe and Satisfying Birth
  5. Milburn and Smith--The Natural Childbirth Book
    • Weird--definitely outdated, and written from an extremely overtly Christian perspective, yet still not as left-wing/natural as one might expect. I can't imagine who would find this useful.
  6. Iovine--The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy: Or Everything Your Doctor Won't Tell You
    • Really just as pointless and offensive and you might imagine from its title. Completely useless
  7. Kitzinger--Homebirth: The Essential Guide for Giving Birth Outside of the Hospital
    • Meh. A rather pointless basic book--absolutely nothing here that wasn't on the web, or in very basic introductory chapters of other books. Her other book was way more useful.

Stage Three Reading: Breastfeeding, Vaccines, Sleeping, and Infant Care/Development (2/08- 9/08)

Most Useful Books: Books to buy and refer back to again and again; indispensable resources.
  1. ***Huggins--Nursing Mother's Companion: 20th Anniversary Edition, Completely Revised and Updated
  2. ***Pantley--The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night
    • Very sensible, calm, truly gentle book on sleeping. It's sort of an everything-your-mother-told-you kind of book, but I like the author's style, and now reading it that we actually have a newborn, I really appreciate her advice.
  3. ***Sears--The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child
  4. ***Newman--The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers: The Most Comprehensive Problem-Solution Guide to Breastfeeding from the Foremost Expert in North America
    • Fabulous breast-feeding book, probably the best I've read. I loved the information on cup-feeding, on drug interactions, on increasing supply, and on moving to solids. Lucid and invaluable.
  5. Masi and Leiderman, eds.--Baby Play: 100 Fun-filled activities to maximize your baby's potential
    • Very good, nicely illustrated book with activities for babies from birth to a year old; it's organized by age, and then cross-referenced by skill the activities help develop. Smart, uncondescending, and fun.

Most Informative Books--Solidly written, well-researched, convincing and informative; I read them thoroughly and enjoyed them but don't plan to go back to them again and again.

  1. Behrmann--The Breastfeeding Cafe: Mothers Share the Joys, Challenges, and Secrets of Nursing
  2. Klaus and Klaus--The Amazing Newborn: Making the Most of the First Weeks of Life
    • Lovely. Fabulous photos. A must-read for anyone.
  3. Karmel--First Meals: Fast, Healthy, and Fun Foods to Tempt Infants and Toddlers
  4. Brazelton--Touchpoints Birth to 3
    • Very useful, informative book. I think he's a little bit overly didactic about the "proper steps" of toliet training, for example, but a very engaging and interesting read overall.
  5. Sears--The Fussy Baby: How to Bring Out the Best in Your High-Need Child
  6. Sears and Sears--The Attachment Parenting Book: A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Baby
    • Wow, he and his wife are great on parenting, though not as great in their birth book. This is a really, really nice, reasonable, positive book about what it means to truly get to know your baby.
  7. Lindsay and Brunelli--Nurturing Your Newborn: Young Parents' Guide to Baby's First Month
    • Even though this is aimed at teenage mothers, it's very good--nice realistic view of parenting, good discussion of choices, of baby blues, or help, etc. Not condescending, and with its constant quotes from mothers, better than some adult baby books.
  8. Eliot--What's Going on in There?: How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life
    • Very smart, good book. Lots of information,lots of reviews of the literature, and great sensible advice on pregnancy and early parenting.
  9. Gopnik, Meltzoff, and Kuhl--The Scientist in the Crib: What Early Learning Tells Us About the Mind
    • Good book. Not that much here that was new to me given various linguistics classes and theory of mind stuff, but very interesting, and of course, engagingly written and presented. Definitely worth reading.

Interesting Contributions--Generally useful information and a more-or-less acceptable tone. A quick read through is sufficient.

  1. La Leche League--The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
  2. Pryor and Huggins--Nursing Mother, Working Mother: The Essential Guide to Breastfeeding Your Baby Before and After You Return to Work
    • Okay book. On one hand, there's not that much that's new or different here, but on the other hand, just the few pages of charts and tables with specifics about when to pump are very nice to have.
  3. O'Mara--Natural Family Living: The Mothering Magazine Guide to Parenting
  4. Tamaro--So that's What They're For!: The Definitive Breastfeeding Guide
    • Good all-around book. Tries to do so much that it covers everything only in tiny snippets, and definitely biased (though not in a bad way--opinionated books are more fun), but decent all around.
  5. Pantley--Gentle Baby Care
  6. Greene--Raising Baby Green: The Earth-Friendly Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Care
    • Good. Not too much here that isn't common sense, but some good specific lists of products to avoid/seek out on an environmental basis.
  7. Cave--What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Children's Vaccinations
  8. Yaron--Super Baby Food
    • Good reference, but you have to know that the author is crazy. Don't stand too close to the blender? Meat is too dangerous to keep in the house? Uh huh. It's also very, very poorly written and edited. . . but still an interesting read and some good recipes/techniques.
  9. Gavigan--Healthy Child, Healthy World: Creating a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home
  10. Palmer--Baby Matters: What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Caring for Your Baby
    • Kind of crazy. At its best, it's Henci Goer for attachment parenting, but I don't need to be convinced, so the scientific background here is just blah and preachy. At its worst, it swings over into kookiness, but I still think it's a good read (once).
  11. Acredolo and Goodwyn--Baby Hearts: A Guide to Giving Your Child an Emotional Head Start
  12. Sears and Sears--The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two
    • Good book. Kind of repetitive of their others, and some common-sensical, but not at all useless, crazy, offensive, etc. Really, that elevates it above so many other parenting books
  13. Staton and Perron--Baby Om: Yoga for Mothers and Babies
  14. Marano--A Nation of Wimps: The High Cost of Invasive Parenting
    • Not a bad read. The annoying mini-sections bugged me--what, does she really think we have this short of an attention span?--but it's engaging, if anecdotal, and the final chapter contains more condensed parenting advice, that's more useful, than some entire parenting books I've read.
  15. Acredolo and Goodwyn--Baby Minds: Brain-Building Games Your Baby Will Love
  16. Johnson's--Your Baby's First Year: Essential Babycare Advice for All New Parents
  17. Garcia--Sign with Your Baby: How to Communicate with Infants Before They Can Speak
  18. Jana and Shu--Heading Home with Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality
  19. Karp--The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Baby Sleep Longer
    • He's not as horrible as some people writing on the subject. I don't follow him religiously, but at least it's catchy and logical, even if a little didactic.

Utterly Skippable Books (and one magazine)--Pointless, bad, or offensive (especially in their attempts at humor), or just philosophically not at all a useful match for Robert and me.

  1. Watson--Eats, Poops, and Leaves: The Essential Apologies, Rationalizations, and Downright Denials Every New Parent Needs to Know
  2. McCarthy--Baby Laughs: The Naked Truth About the First Year of Mommyhood
  3. Ezzo and Bucknam--On Becoming Babywise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep
  4. Weissbluth--Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child: A Step-by-Step Program for a Good Night's Sleep
  5. Murkoff, et al.--What to Expect the First Year
  6. American Academy of Pediatrics--The Complete and Authoritative Guide: Caring for Your Baby and Young Child, Birth to Age 5
  7. Garabedian--Itsy Bitsy Yoga: Poses to Help Your Baby Sleep Longer, Digest Better, and Grow Stronger
  8. Brown and Fields--Baby 411: Clear Answers and Smart Advice for Your Baby's First Year
  9. Hogg--The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems (By Teaching You How to Ask the Right Questions)
  10. Parenting Magazine
    • Why does this magazine exist? It's full of obvious, trite, ridiculous "tips" and "solutions"; it talks down to "parents" (read: mothers, since according to this magazine's worldview fathers exist only to be celebrated in a tiny sidebar if they occasionally "help out"), and it contains plain old bad advice.

Stage Four Reading: The Post-Partum Period and Adjustment to Motherhood (8/08- 10/08)

Most Useful Books--Books to refer back to again and again.

    1. ***Puryear--Understanding Your Moods When You're Expecting: Emotions, Mental Health, and Happiness--Beforre, During, and After Pregnancy
      • Great, great, great book by a psychiatrist who specializes in pregnant and post-pregnancy women. Lots of stuff here--I wish Robert would read it.
    2. ***Plackson--Mothering the New Mother: Women's Feelings and Needs After Childbirth--A Support and Resource Guide
    3. ***Lamott--Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year
    4. ***Chesler--With Child: A Diary of Motherhood--An Intimate Account of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Mothering
      • Journal-type format, like Lamott's, but Chesler is an amazingly poetic writer about these topics. Very political, very smart, and very, very beautiful.
    5. Oakley--Taking it Like a Woman: A Personal History
      • Excellent book, similar to Lamott's in content, in places, but more overtly political. Great perspective on feminism and motherhood--a must-read. Goes beyond pregnancy and birth, too, into mothering older children

Interesting Contributions--I'm glad I read these, but they're not must-reads. A quick read of the library copy was sufficient for me

  1. Garrigues--Writing Motherhood: Tapping into Your Creativity as a Mother and a Writer
    • Good book, but really more of a "you can do it" cheerleader, and a general writing book, than anything specific to motherhood. Not bad, though.
  2. Blakely--American Mom: Motherhood, Politics, and Humble Pie
    • A memoir, with some good bits, but this goes very far afield (up to her kids leaving for college). Reasonable and interesting, though, and totally worth it just for this gem of a line: "[M]otherhood is perhaps the only unpaid position where failure to show up can result in arrest."
  3. Ashworth and Nobile--I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids: Reinventing Modern Motherhood
    • Not as bad as I was expecting, given the snarky tongue-in-cheek title, but not really a useful book on the subject. Too apologetic, and too many excuses to be bad parents just because everyone else is too.
  4. Loh--Mother on Fire: A True Motherf%#$@ Story About Parenting
    • All right. Very funny in places, and I love her sketch of breastfeeding, and I agree with her views on public schools (ultimately), but too much--too loud, too long, etc.

Utterly Skippable Books--Though there are some interesting points in the following works, I find their overall slant on the subject offensive, and either overly dumbed-down or overly negative or both. Don't bother with these.

  1. Maushart--The Mask of Motherhood: How Becoming a Mother Changes Our Lives and Why We Never Talk About It
    • I did not like this book. She is incredibly negative--just because she had a traumatic birth experience does not mean she has to generalize from her own experience to all women. Although the first quarter of the book, especially, makes a few cogent observations, my advice is to stay away from this overly negative perspective on birth and motherhood.
  2. Warner--Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety
    • I hate this book! I hate her flippant ''funny'' self-deprecating and anti-feminist writing style. I hate her constant point that now, after the success of the women's movement, we need more work on the family. Um, she doesn't notice that the women's movement didn't succeed, didn't go far enough, & we are still dealing with exactly the same problem as Betty Freidan discussed?
  3. Hanson, Hanson, and Pollycove--Mother Nurture: A Mother's Guide to Health in Body, Mind, and Intimate Relationships
    • Ick. This book ranges from pointless (really? If you're depressed, talk to someone? I never would have thought of that!) to incredibly touchy-feely. There is nothing useful here
  4. Blades and Rowe-Finkbeiner--The Motherhood Manifesto: What America's Moms Want--And What to Do About It
    • Blah. This reads like a Time Magazine article that somehow got inflated. There's no reason to bother with this book--it adds nothing new to the subject.

Stage Five Reading: Parenting Beyond Babyhood, Feminist Parenting, Parenting Boys (10/08)

Useful, Good Reads: Philosophically well-matched and/or informative.

    1. Levin and Kilbourne--So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids
      • Definitely written more for the parents of girls than boys, but a surprisingly good, practical book with suggestions about what to do to avoid having your children fixate on the sexualized gender roles so prevalent in society today.
    2. Taylor, ed.--Feminist Parenting: Struggles, Triumphs, and Comic Interludes
      • A collection of personal essays--very nice, very readable. Like some light humor along with your innovative gender roles? Read about the girl who got to pre-school and came home asking to get "one of those things that opens at the bottom" (i.e., a dress).

Skippable: Overly obvious or just too alien in perspective

    1. Cline and Fay--Parenting with Love and Logic: Teaching Children Responsibility
      • A Christian perspective on parenthood, but this ranges from obvious to insane. What do I mean by insane? Virtually all of their "solutions" to parents' problems involve (first of all) a stay-at-home mother and then the enlisted help of other people to dupe your kids--it's a weird, deceptive tough-love view that sends shudders down my spine.

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