I Am So The Boss Of You: An 8-step Guide To Giving Your Family The Business by Kathy BuckworthI Am So The Boss Of You: An 8-step Guide To Giving Your Family The Business by Kathy Buckworth

I Am So The Boss Of You: An 8-step Guide To Giving Your Family The Business

byKathy Buckworth

Paperback | March 26, 2013

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A hilarious, tongue-firmly-in-cheek look at a promising new trend in parenting: being the boss!

     In this day and age - when parenting books are a dime a dozen - it's easy for a mom to get confused. Do you go democratic or hover like a helicopter? Do you take a tiger-ish approach, or something more "hands off," like those French women who supposedly raise perfect children? Parenting author and humourist Kathy Buckworth has a completely different idea: Why not let the boardroom be your guide? In I Am So the Boss of You, Buckworth imagines a world where corporate policies and practices rule on the home front, and Mom is most definitely in charge!
Kathy Buckworth is an award-winning writer, public speaker and television personality.  She is the author of six books, including The BlackBerry Diaries: Adventures in Modern Motherhood, Shut Up and Eat: Tales of Chicken, Children & Chardonnay, and her latest, I Am So The Boss Of You: An 8 Step Guide To Giving Your Family The Business....
Title:I Am So The Boss Of You: An 8-step Guide To Giving Your Family The BusinessFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.45 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:8.25 × 5.45 × 0.68 inPublished:March 26, 2013Publisher:McClelland & StewartLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0771017480

ISBN - 13:9780771017483


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thanks Kathy for this wonderful book! There are 3 types of parenting books that I’ve read: the boring, the pointless and the ones written by Kathy Buckworth. My wife and I love our kids more than anything. We want the best for them, we want them to be happy and we want them to grow up to live successful, exciting and fulfilling lives. That’s the dream anyway. But while we’re nearly killing ourselves trying to be Super Parents, let’s face it… most of the time what we really want is for them to eat their vegetables, to get down off that chair, to stop bothering their sister / brother, to go to sleep and stay there and to please… please… please learn to use the potty. That’s not the stuff of dreams, but certainly describes our reality. We know we’re not perfect. We want to be but sometimes we find ourselves completely overwhelmed and at a loss of what to do. Most parenting books we’ve read make us feel like absolute dirt that our toddler isn’t writing symphonies and our baby isn’t performing brain surgery. Not Kathy’s. Kathy gives you permission to be normal, practical parents with advice that makes sense and works. Her clear, fun and honest approach feels more like an encouraging coach or best friend giving you some pointers rather than a lecture on how to raise a socially awkward prodigy and that’s exactly what we needed. This is by far her best book yet for not only content but also for style. Her intelligent wit, elegant charm and no holds barred self-depreciating humour make the book an enjoyable read. She speaks to you from the heart and with a good mind to send you to your room if you don’t listen!
Date published: 2013-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious yet very very wise The Good Stuff As the description mentions this is a tongue in cheek look at parenting - yet there is some wise information, thoughts and truths contained within I was constantly laughing out loud and nodding my head - which proved to be quite embarrassing as I often read the book while on the bus Not sure where to put this comment but quite frankly Kathy, my kids and husband hate you now. Since I started reading I have taken charge at home and became the Boss and they are struggling with this Kathy and I have a similar sense of humour so it is no surprise I enjoyed this It got the JR (that is my name at work as there are 3 other Jennifer's working at Chapters Shawnessy) Staff Pick sticker - only give it to the very best (Still upset that Fault in Our Stars got a Heather's Pick - now I cannot put my name on that brilliant story) Thanks Kathy for making me feel good about my messy home I completely agree with her commentary on "Entitlement" and Helicopter Parents - I saw the effects of this constantly when I worked at the Humber College Library (also it does so much damage as these kids have no idea how to do anything for themselves) Fabulous idea about shopping for groceries at the same time as the sanctimonious health freak mom - this way you are forced to buy healthy food and not junk as not to be embarrassed - love it Did I mention this book will make you laugh your a** off Also agreed with her whole heartily with her ideas about allowances Kathy comes across as real and not full of c**p - which is what I admire in a person The Not So Good Stuff Have had that darn Bieber song stuck in my head for the last two days Some uncomfortable truths I have to deal with since reading - I promise Kathy I will be more aware of what I post online Do you have any idea how hard it was to pick only 3 favorite quotes/passages - not to mention how many pages I folded over (going to have to buy another copy) Favorite Quotes/Passages " On a certain level, I admire teenagers. They speak their mind, try new things, sleep away stress, and call bull**** when it's bull****. And even when it's not. But being the parent of a teenager is not easy." "Mostly, I think the sweatpants moms feel a tad inferior and/or lazy when they haven't made an effort and maybe could have. Do we really need to tear other women down for feeling good about how they look?" "Resist the urge to have your child turn in perfect homework that's only perfect because you did most of it. If the teacher doesn't know where/how they are struggling, they can't help them in the classroom. Also don't be a homework nag. You're not the one who has to explain to the teacher why its not done, and you're not the one who misses recess because of it. Let this happen once and see how quickly they get the message." Who Should/Shouldn't Read For moms everywhere - well, unless they don't have a sense of humour Those moms needing the push to stop being walked over by their "employees" and giving them the motivation to "women it up" (Yeah man it up my a** - women are stronger - trust me think of when a man gets a cold) 4.95 Dewey's (You lost .5 because I now of have Baby Baby by Bieber stuck in my head) I received this from Random House in exchange for an honest review
Date published: 2013-04-06

Editorial Reviews

“A practical advice guide for parents who feel like they’re not in charge at home anymore.” 
Vancouver Sun
“Move over, Tiger Mother. Au revoir, superior French parents. Stop hovering, helicopter moms and dads. If you want to rear responsible, well-adjusted children who will be able to make their way out in the real world, let the boardroom be your guide.” 
—Winnipeg Free Press