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This category includes all parenting and education materials.

Honey We Lost the Kids


Honey, We Lost the Kids: Re-Thinking childhood in the multimedia age

Submitter: The content of this book was great in 2005. By now it’s dated and needs weeding, which is ho-hum and to be expected with tech topics in particular.  The sh!#-storm is the cover, which was NEVER OKAY. Honestly, we weed constantly. I don’t know where these things keep popping up from.

Holly: That cover is horrid! Zombie Marge Simpson is after her! Are those piercings and a tattoo on the child’s head? I’m sure it was a fine book 15 years ago, but I’m with submitter. Weed it.

More Damaged Kids:

Parents! TV = Mind Control

TV will Ruin You!

New Math Trauma

Satan for Kids (If that doesn’t damage a kid, I don’t know what will!)

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Home School Your Kids

Home Schooling
Answers to Questions Parents Most Often Ask
McIntire and Windham

This is one of those books that caught my eye because of the family on the cover. The expressions are just a bit weird. I think the kids (and possibly the dog) are evil robots and are out to destroy us… but hey, that’s just me.

As a home school manual, it’s not too bad but it is dated. I think the format is helpful for first time homeschooling families. I had to home school my then 2nd grader and kindergartner when we had returned to the US after a work assignment for a couple of years in the UK.  The UK teachers set me up for a month and I thought this would work fine. (I even have an education degree!) Within 2 weeks, I started to believe it was a murder/suicide situation in the making. Bottom line, I am not that kind of parent. I will chalk up my month to a lesson learned and leave education to the pros.


Schooled at ALB:

High Tech Heretic

Spare the Rod?

Parents! TV=Mind Control


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Hey! Teacher! Leave them kids alone


Your Career in Teaching

Submitter: This book was out of date by the 1970’s, never mind today.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Holly: I was a teacher for a hot minute in the mid-1990s, and this was already 30 years out of date then.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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