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Do people actually buy books like that? The answer to controlling your 2-year-old or 5-year-old is already published in a very popular book: "Spare the rod, spoil the child". In other words, if the kid is misbehaving, beat them. Pure simplicity.

Posted by Look to the Past | August 18, 2008 10:19 AM

Jim Hightower specializes in preaching to the choir... wouldn't you know that the choir just LOVES it!

Posted by Uncle Vinny | August 18, 2008 10:21 AM

Seriously, if your child is bad and you need a book to find out how to fix it, the likelihood is the child is bad because you suck at parenting.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | August 18, 2008 10:30 AM

Bellevue Ave has kids? I wouldn't have guessed.

Posted by elenchos | August 18, 2008 12:08 PM

you're in an enviable position elenchos, actually having a child. All I have is Spore creatures.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | August 18, 2008 1:15 PM

It's not about learning how to handle your kids. It's about getting permission to grouse about parenting to a sympathetic audience. Sign me up!

Posted by mint chocolate chip | August 18, 2008 1:24 PM

Ah! Mr. Ave, you need to look for clotrimazole topical cream; it is just as effective as Lotrimin® but at half the price. Also, do you exfoliate?

Posted by elenchos | August 18, 2008 1:34 PM
Posted by Bellevue Ave | August 18, 2008 2:19 PM

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