As a .rtf file: Stupid things parents do to mess up their kids Dr. Laura Schlessinger Too many upwardly mobile adults bear children, not with a sense of lifelong commitment, but rather in the way they might buy a King Charles spaniel or some other neat accessory to their well-appointed lives " ? Time magazine Following her previous New York Times bestsellers, Dr. Laura Schlessinger the conscience of talk radio, now addresses an issue near and dear to the heart: the stupid things parents do to mess up their children. Never one to sir away from tough truths, Dr. Laura marshals compelling evidence for the wide spread neglect of America's children and convincingly condemns the numerous rationalizations to excuse it. These are just a few of her hard-hitting points ? Don't Have Them If You Won't Raise Them: "The cavalier manner in which our society treats child care, not as a matter of intimacy and love, but as a matter of convenience and economics, is deeply destructive to our children's sense of attachment, identity, and importance." ? Dads Need Not Apply: "Single motherhood may be more acceptable to society, but it is not acceptable to children; nor is it in their best interest." ? Brave New Baby: "in our society, reproductive freedom means anyone can decide to create a life by any means with no, and I mean no, consideration of what is in the best interest of that new human being." ? Spare the Rod: "Children without discipline often become adults with temper tantrums, defiance, rage, depression, anxiety, poor school and work adjustment, drug and alcohol abuse." Stupid Things Parents Do to Mess Up Their Kids covers all aspects of parenting and also tackles such cultural and societal concerns as abortion, modern sexuality, drug and alcohol use, violence, discipline, and a child's right to privacy. Dr. Laura Schlessinger is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Parenthood by Proxy, The Ten Commandments, Ten Stupid Things Men Do to Mess Up Their Lives, How Could You Do That?, and Ten Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives. Currently hosting the leading internationally syndicated radio program. Dr. Laura lives in southern California. The book was thoroughly read and edited with a k1k score of 99.90+. It should prove to be a straightforward easy validation.