Tag: parenting

May 28

Book Review: Protecting the Gift

Protecting the Gift: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe by Gavin de Becker My rating: 3 of 5 stars I bought this book based on how valuable and life-changing Gift of Fear was. I figured it would be a great alternative to constantly nagging my girls to read Gift of Fear for themselves. Unlike Gift of …

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Jan 06

Book Review: The Triple Package

The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America by Amy Chua This isn’t a terrible book, but it’s not spectacular either. On one hand, Chua and Rubenfeld put into simple words something I inherently understood but had never said out loud before: Insecurity, a sense of …

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Jul 31

Book Review: All Joy and No Fun

All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood by Jennifer Senior This book says its aim is to talk about the effect that children have on parents. I don’t know if many people have really dealt with this subject recently, so it’s gotten some good press because of that.. I’ve only read one …

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Oct 01

Book Review: Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids

Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Why Being a Great Parent is Less Work and More Fun Than You Think by Bryan Caplan This is a great title, in that it enticed me to pick this up, and it’s a bad title, because it would be more accurately titled “good reasons to have more kids.” …

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