HOW TO PARENT ALONE: A Guide for Single Parents by Joan Bel Geddes

HOW TO PARENT ALONE: A Guide for Single Parents

By
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

A lot of positive verbs which take a direct object -- yourself -- are used to segregate the generalized advice here in chapters -- namely realistically accepting yourself, knowing yourself, explaining yourself (along with a few of the harder questions -- death, divorce), adjusting and comforting yourself (without self-pity), respecting and changing yourself, asserting yourself, enjoying yourself (that includes sex -- no, ""J"" Sensuous Woman did not make everything possible) and managing yourself or rather money, the budget, etc. This does not stoop to the little case history but does include a good many knowns which you pick up anywhere and can apply whether you're single or married (say on the qualities of firmness and consistency with which you rear your young). At best, one of those reasonably self-helpful books for a non-sophisticated reader who would agree with the author that after Spock, Parents Magazine is ""the most vital source of aid."" Really only for women but then Michael McFadden has taken care of Bachelor Fatherhood (KR, p. 520).

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1974
Publisher: Seabury