Mean Moms Rule

Mean Moms Rule

Why Doing the Hard Stuff Now Creates Good Kids Later

Book - 2012
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Denise Schipani shares her secret to being a 'Mean Mom,' and why it's better for your kids - and for you - in the long run.' - Jen Singer, author You're a Good Mom (and Your Kids Aren't So Bad Either) ''Mean' moms make kids learn to do things for themselves from making breakfast to finding inner peace. I'm hoping I'm a little meaner myself after reading this book.' - Lenore Skenazy, founder of the book and blog Free - Range Kids 'I've chosen to be the kind of mother I feel isbest , and that kind of mother is mean .'MEAN MOMS SAY NO. MEAN MOMS ARE CONSISTENT. MEAN MOMS TRUST THEMSELVES. MEAN MOMS DON'T CARE WHAT EVERYONE ELSE IS DOING . MEAN MOMS TEACH KIDS THE LIFE SKILLS THEY NEED TO KNOW.MEAN MOMS SLOW IT DOWN .MEAN MOMS FAIL THEIR KIDS A LITTLE BIT EVERY DAY. And mean moms prepare their kids for the world, not the world for their kids, raising children into adults who know howto make themselves happy. Mean Moms Rule. And their kids benefitDenise Schipani writes about all things mean and motherly at
Publisher: Naperville, IL : Sourcebooks, c2012.
ISBN: 9781402264146
Branch Call Number: 306.8743 SCHIPAN
Characteristics: xxiii, 228 p. ; 21 cm.


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Jun 25, 2016

Every parent should read this (dads as well as mums). So many great ideas for helping kids be their best selves while carving out space to be your own best self too. Down with childish entitlement and up with raising kids to be kind, considerate, compassionate and aware adults (eventually, of course)! This belongs with Bringing Up Bébé and Backtalk as being one of the best parenting books ever. Those three are all you need. Trust me on this. I've read so many parenting books, my husband threatened to check them all out of the library and have a bonfire with them to save future parents from all the pain and confusion they put him and me through. :)

Feb 11, 2013

The writing style is clear, concise and she supports her views with good examples. Not a surprise that she was a magazine editor. I agree with her child rearing views and she has some very good advice to offer new moms to think about. She speaks about the end-game and outcomes, sleep problems, following your own beliefs and not compromising yourself, understanding that you are not just a mom but still the same person with needs and wants as does the child. It's not so much about being mean, but rather disciplined in your goals to obtain the desired outcome for your child as he grows up to be a mature independent well-rounded person.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at Sno-Isle Libraries

To Top