You Can’t Love Your Children Too Much!
A Single Mom’s Thoughts on Raising Kids
As we enter the 21st century our children are exposed to more and more media with a violent and revengeful slant: For instance, the news is all about who’s been killed, robbed or raped; the most popular computer and video games have names like “Grand Theft Auto” and “Vice City;” and blockbuster movies are all about “Die Hard” and “Lethal Weapon.”
In addition to the media spam, the basic structure of the typical family has changed a lot over the last 30 years and so have child rearing theories. However, I don’t see any evidence that the basic psyche of a baby has changed. Therefore I don’t believe that the basic needs of a baby have changed either. They still need food, clothing, a warm, safe place to sleep and, most of all, love.
I’ve filled the pages of my book with stories about my own experiences raising my own children, virtually on my own for approximately 14 years. Each story describes situations that every parent experiences such as the “temper tantrum in the store” and “where do babies come from.” I also include how I reacted to, or handled, each situation and why.
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As you read my book you will come to realize that all of my reactions didn’t take a lot of thought or money and, at the same time, were very effective. Not only have I disputed the old fashioned notion of “spoiling your child if you pick them up too much,” I’ve also included arguments against current trends such as scheduling every minute of your child’s free time in order to keep them out of trouble.
All of my stories and suggestions are presented in a humorous and simple to understand language. I have kept each section of this book short, simple and to the point so that a reader can get as much information as possible in the shortest amount of time. This format is ideal for the single parent who is short of not only money and help, but time!
As our jail population increases on a daily basis it is evident that all the other books out there are not working. It’s about time we get back to the basics. My book is based upon common sense, so you won’t find the need to take notes or take classes in child psychology to understand the concepts. My goal in sharing “You Can’t Love Your Children Too Much” is to re-awaken in every new, young parent, and all single parents the basic common sense with which they were raised. It worked when their parents raised them, it’s working with my own kids, and it will continue to work until long after we’re all gone.