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Hey! Teacher! Leave them kids alone

 

Your Career in Teaching
Dowdell
1967

Submitter: This book was out of date by the 1970’s, never mind today. We have included some great photos of what It was like to teach in the 1960’s.

Holly: I was a teacher for a hot minute in the mid-1990s, and this was already 30 years out of date then. It’s a nice snapshot of social history, but unless that’s what your public library’s mission is, it’s not very useful for the patrons!

 

More Teachers:

Teachers, Rise Up!

Hot for Teacher

English Teachers and Dirty Stuff

Teachers of Destruction

Get Orff Off the Shelf

 

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Mom, you need to set an example

Your Teen-ager and You
A Book for Parents
Mow
1967

Another “Help me make sense of my awful teenager, before I kill them” book. The eternal cry of parents everywhere. As an empty nester, I can say that parenthood is about survival. It’s us against them and they play dirty.

Today’s example is geared toward Christian parents and uses scripture and scenarios to illustrate. The author asserts that a good marriage sets an example for teens. Of course there is a story about a teen girl who was hanging out with the “wrong” people. Naturally, this caused her to get in trouble and ruin her life. Evidently, her parents (mostly Mom) didn’t love her enough.

This book is light on practical advice and good at using scripture to guilt women. Husbands are not really mentioned as part of the parenting process. Bottom line: Ladies need to forget all that fulfillment/feminine mystique stuff and just suck it up.

Mary

More Christian Parenting:

Spare the Rod?

Bad Parenting is Making Kids Gay

No Trouble

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Special Ed for Kids

Learning My Way
I’m a Winner
Swenson and Kunz
1986

This is part of a series on helping children cope with social situations, friendship, and other minefields of life. This book walks children through the diagnosis and treatment of learning disabilities. In this kid’s case, ADHD.

I get the intention of these books, but I am not a fan. They usually have no story or read like a textbook. In this case, we also get the bonus of few illustrations. (The cover really bugs me. The kid’s arms seem wrong.) I also have to wonder how you get a kid with attention problems to sit still long enough to read this boring story.

Mary

More Special Ed:

The Retarded Reader

Special Ed

Living Fully

Training Retarded Babies

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