"As we enter the 21st century our children are exposed to more and more media with a violent and revengeful slant: sex and violence does sell, you know! In addition to the media spam, the basic structure of the typical family has changed a lot over the last 30 years and, as a result, many new child rearing theories have cropped up. However, there is no evidence that the basic psyche of a baby has changed. Therefore Janet Nast does not believe that the basic needs of a baby have changed either. All babies and children still need food, clothing, a warm, safe place to sleep and, most of all, love.
With the humor and insight that can only come from the experience of raising two children on her own on and off for almost 14 years, Janet presents emotionally challenging and, in many cases, politically incorrect messages that contain simple and cost-free suggestions that will appeal to all parents, single and married alike, who don’t have a built in support system.
Janet does not mince any words when she disputes the old fashioned notion of “spoiling your child if you pick them up too much.” She also presents arguments against the current trend of scheduling every minute of your child’s free time in order to keep them out of trouble and she shares stories about how she handled those most common of parenting experiences such as the “temper tantrum in the store” and “where do babies come from?” questions.
As you read through these child (or hair) raising experiences you just might come to realize that none of Janet’s solutions took a lot of thought or money and, at the same time, were very effective. Everything is based upon common sense so you won’t find a need to take notes or classes in child psychology to understand the overall point. This “method to the madness” is ideal for any parent who is short of not only money and help, but time!
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Published December 10, 2005
Biographies & Memoirs.