Guilt-Prone Mothers Beware:

According to Bringing up Bebe, by Pamela Druckerman, published Tuesday, the French allow their children one snack a day -   at 4:15. Never sooner, never later, never more.

 The review I read also described in grave and gruesome detail, the stereotypical American family at a resturant. I think the author was spying on us.

  I really want to read this book. But I’ve learned this stuff can be my poison. Parenting has exposed a fraility in me, previously undiscovered. The part of my temperament intent on being right, is also desperate to do it right. When I read a book claiming to provide the path, I am a danger to myself and my family.

 I’m slowly learning to seek wisdom, not right-ness.

 (And yes, the book cover claims Wisdom, but I’m still not sure if I’m ready…)

What “helpful” book do you wish you’d never read (on parenting or ANYTHING?)

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3 Responses to “Guilt-Prone Mothers Beware:”

  1. adriel @ the mommyhood memos February 23, 2012 at 9:40 am #

    i was in the library last week and picked this up. truthfully, the cover looked interesting.

    i had yet to hear about it…

    that same night a friend linked to it on my facebook, i saw about 3 blog posts about it, and realized this is a book with a buzz.

    i still haven’t read more than the intro. (not sure if i’ll finish.) but oh, how i think it’s important to read stuff like this is a very LARGE grain of salt. the last thing moms need is ANYTHING that makes them feel more guilty.

    for me? the parenting book that i wish i never read? babywise. i really questioned my instincts and stressed about my baby’s “schedule” when he was a newborn and feel a little robbed of that time. i’ll never get it back. and i say, moms, if you want to snuggle-up with your babies to nap while they’re tiny – do it. you’ve got plenty of time to “teach” them things.

    • Nina February 24, 2012 at 6:33 am #

      Adriel. I think I will read it too. but I am with you, the exact reason, I am skiddish with these sorts of books is because of reading something that “didn’t let me” let them sleep on me as newborns. I feel robbed of that time as well!

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