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Bringing Up Geeks by Marybeth Hicks
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Read from February 07 to 13, 2011

This has been on my to-read list for awhile and though it wasn't new ideas on parenting to me (we're already doing most of this) it was nice to know that we aren't the only ones who parent this way. Each chapter in the book is a rule on parenting a GEEK (genuine enthusiastic empowered kid):

Rule 1: Raise a Brainiac
Rule 2: Raise a Sheltered Kid
Rule 3: Raise an Uncommon Kid
Rule 4: Raise a Kid Adults Like
Rule 5: Raise a Late Bloomer
Rule 6: Raise a Team Player
Rule 7: Raise a True Friend
Rule 8: Raise a Homebody
Rule 9: Raise a Principled Kid
Rule 10: Raise a Faithful Kid.

p. 215 Use your value system as the starting point for all the decisions you make in respect to your children.

Every decision is a value-laden decision.

...when you don't think through a choice on behalf of your child but instead let social norms decide for you, you adopt the values those norms represent.


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02/11/2011 page 207
65.0% "(p.165) "...in all the ways you influence your child's life you should promote what is wholesome and appropriate...""
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Danelle p.2 "The fact is, raising uncool children takes effort. As parents, my husband adn I spend a lot more time than you might think thwarting the path to a robust social life in the fast lane. Are we sadistically imposing miserable childhoods on our four offspring just for the sport of it? Heck no. We're simply committed to raising our children to have good characters and strong values."

I think I'm going to like this!

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