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Hear the Children Crying

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Hear the Children Crying
The Child Abuse Epidemic
Evans
1978

If you don’t know who Dale Evans Rogers is, then you are probably pretty young. During the 50s, Dale and her husband Roy Rogers (the singing cowboy) had a television show and were actors/singers in primarily western/cowboy themed dramas.

This is one of Dale’s projects in advocating for children who have been abused. The book itself is heavy on the anecdotes and low on data. Not a bad choice for a public library back in the 1970s, but outdated for the times. Time to let this one ride off into the sunset.

Mary

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Honey We Lost the Kids

 

Honey, We Lost the Kids: Re-Thinking childhood in the multimedia age
McDonnell
2001

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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Children: The Challenge

Children the Challenge coverChildren: 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withdrawn!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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