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Parent Trap

This category includes all parenting and education materials. You will also find some of those picture books that help explain stuff to kids and try to share a message.

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Family Survival for Middle Schoolers?

A Survival Guide from a Family of Nine: Raising a G-Rated Family in an X-Rated World
Hatch
2006

Submitter: This is a parenting book, so why it’s in a middle school library is beyond me. It might be a great book for parents, but there’s nothing in here that would benefit a 12-year old, and some things, like the “I didn’t let my kid sleep over at a friend’s house and then that friend was murdered” story is just creepy.

Holly: This is a fine book for a public library, but definitely an awful library book for a middle school library. It is completely out of place there. Its audience is not middle schoolers, but their parents. And yes, that story is creepy.

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Children: The Challenge

Children: The Challenge
Dreikurs
1964

Submitter: I’m weeding the 649s at my public library, and this book still has a Cutter number so that was my first clue that it was old. I also thought the blurb on the back was patronizing and treated children as if they were an alien life form. While skimming the pages inside, I felt like I was reading a book from the set of I Love Lucy. The tone was as condescending to the parents as it was to the children. It almost felt like a guide book aliens wrote after observing life on Earth for a short time….in 1950s movies. It’s still available in Amazon. 1991 edition. And oddly, my library’s copy went out in September 2013. Um..sorry….withdrawn!

Holly: Even the best parenting book ever needs to be updated. I’d expect a new edition if it’s that good. I can’t see much reason to keep a parenting book from the 60s in a public library.

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Prevent that Kidnapping with Stories

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Junior High for Dummies

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Are your kids using drugs?

 

Kids and Drugs: A Parent’s Guide
How to Tell if Your Child is Using Drugs and What to do
Otteson, Townsend, and Rumsey
1983

Parents, now your fears can be laid to rest. These guys are here to give you the inside scoop on drug abuse by teens. Here are some indicators of marijuana use: poor grades, nonconformity, and cigarettes. And of course marijuana use leads to hard core drug use like cocaine or amphetamines. The rest of the book is a combination of admonishing parents and a handy drug guide.

Regardless of the quality of information 1983 is simply too old. Weed it, then light up a fatty and congratulate yourself on good collection maintenance.

Note: ALB does not condone the use of drugs or alcohol while weeding or driving.

Mary

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Getting Groovy with Booze

Weed the Weed Book

Don’t be square! You can rap with your kids about the drug scene

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