Are you a Mean Mom?
I’ve been a mean mom and I’ve been a marshmallow mom, and being a sweet, warm, easy-peasy permissive parent is much easier than being a firm, authoritative one.
But, those overly permissive parents aren’t helping their kids at all.
Kids need clear, thoughtful boundaries and a tough but loving mom to set those boundaries. That’s a tall order. Morphing from a marshmallow mom into a meanie can be hard and confusing and even scary. How tough is too tough? How mean is too mean?
Finally, with The Mean Mom’s Guide to Raising Great Kids, Joanne Kraft uses humorous and heartwarming stories from her own days in the trenches in this guide to a practical, consistent, wise, kid-tested approach to shaping the lives of her children. Use this book for a balanced approach to parental discipline and give your children the gift of a marshmallow-turned-meanie.
Naomi Erlich says
I love this post! It is SO much easier to be a passive parent, but can that even be called parenting? Thanks for sharing.