As a father of four children between the ages of 6 and 12, I need all the help I can get. But I don’t have time to read books on childrearing because I’m too busy actually doing it.
Before our first was born, I bought and tried to read Benjamin Spock’s 1946 tome Baby and Child Care, but I didn’t get too far before I was knee deep in diapers and rattles; so I checked Spock only when our baby showed signs of illness. Regardless of what you think of Spock’s philosophy, his book’s length discouraged me.
Another doctor, Dr. Ray Guarendi, a father of 10, radio-show host and clinical psychologist (and Register “Family Matters” columnist), has written a book a parent actually has time to read....READ MORE