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The kids will be fine: guilt-free motherhood for thoroughly modern women

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"Pre-chewing toddler food. Flash cards for two-year-olds. Endless hours of school gatherings to sit through in smiling silence. How did motherhood--which even under the best circumstances comes with a million small costs and compromises--become a venue for female martyrdom, verging on a sort of socially approved mass masochism? How did the great natural force of maternal love get channeled into a simpering, slavish adherence to an inflexible social norm, a repressive sentimentality festooned with hideous pastel baby accessories? How did the bar to good motherhood get set so high that it's impossible for modern mothers not to feel like they're failing? It doesn't have to be this way--and Daisy Waugh is here to tell us how to opt out of the masochism cycle. Part feminist manifesto, part hilarious rant, The Kids Will Be Fine asks modern mothers to stop confusing love with subjugation. This is a book for moms everywhere who are fed up with the constant stream of unsolicited, impractical, guilt-inducing advice directed their way; for moms who have always secretly suspected that children would turn out okay even without handmade organic snacks or protective toddler headgear. With biting wit and lancing observations, Waugh gives women permission to slough off the judgments, order in some pizza, and remember that motherhood is also about the mother"--
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subject_facetMotherhood
Parenting
title_displayThe kids will be fine : guilt-free motherhood for thoroughly modern women
title_fullThe Kids Will Be Fine Guilt-Free Motherhood for Thoroughly Modern Women
The kids will be fine : guilt-free motherhood for thoroughly modern women / Daisy Waugh
title_shortThe kids will be fine
title_subguilt-free motherhood for thoroughly modern women
topic_facetFamily & Relationships
Humor (Nonfiction)
Motherhood
Nonfiction
Parenting
Sociology