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Spoiled Rotten

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It starts with designer diapers. It extends to extravagant birthday parties, leads to boorish behavior and plummeting grades. What is the problem here? It's what we are doing to our children by not having the smarts to set boundaries, impose rules, and give them the firm, unwavering guidance they really need.

Finally, someone has written a book to help beleaguered parents t...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 1st 1993 by Grand Central Publishing (first published October 1990)
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I was not impressed with this book at all. Most of this book is really just a rant and the "program" for discipline that is referenced in the final chapters is so vague that I doubt any parent got much useful information about this.
With that said, it was a little nostalgic to read this book (which was written in '91!) and to think how UN-spoiled I was, since I didn't have the Pound Puppies, Teddy Ruxpin, Super Mario Brothers games or many of the other 80's toys he referenced. And it also made m...more
I read this before I had children. Before I was even married, actually. Now that I have just had my third child, I think i will read it again. :) I remember it being pretty funny, straightforward and being glad that I read it.
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