Between Parent and Teenager
Dr. Haim Ginott is considered to be an expert on parent child communications. Many of his theories are still in practice today. From a library perspective, this is an important book, particularly in libraries supporting research in parenting, child psychology, education, and other similar programs. Public libraries might have to think twice about retaining this book. Although important, the experience and culture is reflective of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Situations, language, and discussions of sexuality and gender, are reflective of that time and might not be a first choice for today’s parent.
To weed or not to weed, that is the question. (Apologies to the Bard.) This decision should probably be decided by circulation and space available. Smaller libraries might have to let this one go, but larger and deeper collections can probably retain.
I will also tell you as a parent and a librarian, that most parenting books fall under the category of “unattainable knowledge” along with diet books, productive meetings, dating, having fun at work, etc.