Spoiling kids is out; Mean Mom is in.
The cultural backlash against permissive parenting is now in full-stride (witness the New Yorker article, “Spoiled Rotten,” Business Insider’s, “Cities with The Most Spoiled Children,” and ABC’s “How Not to Spoil Your Child“), and Mean Mom Denise Schipani is surfing the tidal wave of parental angst. Schipani, a fellow freelance writer, published her first book, Mean Moms Rule: Why Doing the Hard Stuff Now Creates Good Kids Later
in 2012 and has been in demand ever since. Today, for instance, she appeared on CBS New York to discuss her common-sense approach to parenting. Now, she shares her thoughts on raising boys here at Blogging ‘Bout Boys.
I asked Denise to reflect on her Mean Mom approach, cultural stereotypes and parenting boys.
. She blogs at MeanMoms Rule.