From the book jacket:
What happens to Queen Bees and Wannabes when they grow up?
Even the most well-adjusted moms and dads can experience peer pressure and
conflicts with other adults that make them act like they're back in seventh
grade. In Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads
, Rosalind Wiseman gives
us the tools to handle difficult situations involving teachers and other
parents with grace.
Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads is filled with the kind of true stories
that made Wiseman's New York Times bestselling book Queen Bees &
Wannabes (the inspiration for the movie Mean Girls) impossible to put down. There are tales of hardworking parents
with whom any of us can identify, along with tales of outrageously bad
parentsthe kind we all have to reckon with. For instance, what do you do
when parents donate...
Beyond the Book
Some useful tips from Rosalind Wiseman
The Seattle Times):
- If you have a problem with a parent, teacher etc, speak one-on-one first because challenging someone's authority in front of others is likely to backfire.
- Avoid inflammatory words. E.g.
trade "acknowledge" for "apologize."
- Be wary of "advocates" - however
strongly a parent may feel about his/her child's cause it doesn't
warrant uncivil behavior.
- Don't promise you won't get involved. It's
usually best to give kids a chance to resolve issues on their
own, but with adult support.
- Step in if you see a pattern
of unfairness or disrespect. But in most cases, let kids work out grades
- Gather information...