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Being the Grownup: Love, Limits, and the Natural Authority of Parenthood

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Children need adults to survive. This, despite the profound change our digital era has wrought on family life, remains the essence of parenthood. Being the Grownup: The Natural Authority of Parenthood begins not with what should be, but with what is: If you are a parent, it is your job to provide shelter and safety, to make decisions about education, childcare, health and ...more
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Published June 10th 2019 by Adelia Moore
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    Meg - A Bookish Affair
    "Being the Grownup" is a non-fiction book based on the premise that parents have natural authority when they become parents, that is they are in charge because they are parents. This is a premise that I've definitely practiced with my own kids: I am the parent, I am here to protect you and this is why you must follow what I say. Even if I believe in this firmly, a little confidence boost is always more than welcome. The author seeks to give parents that confidence boost to stand firm even with t ...more
    Sara Strand
    Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I really enjoyed this book although it isn't one you're going to sit down to leisurely read. It's almost textbook like but easier to take in. The book provides a lot of information about parenting, psychology, tons of scientific research, but also real life events that we can all identify with on a daily basis. I found myself relating to a lot of it and thinking about it long after I put it down and looking at how I parent and how I could do things differently. Highly recommend this for parents ...more
    Vicki
    Jun 26, 2019 rated it liked it
    This is a book that would be very helpful for many parents, teachers, or anyone who interacts with children.

    The book will help you have a better relationship with your child and help calm the tempers and stress of you both. The author covers a large area of situations and will give you the confidence that you can handle whatever comes your way.

    Although I don’t agree with everything the author says, I can tell she is very knowlegable in this area and has a lot of good advice. For example, she tal
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