Reading Guide Questions
Please be aware that this discussion guide may contain spoilers!
Discussion Questions from Rosalind Wiseman:
How do your own experiences as a child and teen
impact your parenting now? How do these experiences impact your interaction
with other childrenespecially if they are mean to your child?
In your experience what types of moms and dads from
the book have you encountered that you struggle with the most? How do you
usually react to them?
What are your feelings about Perfect Parent
World? Do you think it impacts your community? Do you know of times when it
has influenced your behavior?
Have you had a "fern moment"? Did you ever convince
yourself to come out and talk to the person?
How relevant was Chapter 4, the filters chapter
to you? What was your reaction to it? Which part could you relate to the
Why can parents be so reluctant to apologize for
their child's behavior?
Can you think of times when you have denied your
own child's wrongdoing? Why was it so hard to admit?
How do parents involvement in school help or hurt
the school and their own child's experience in school?
Have you ever coached your child's team? What
were the things you liked about it and what were the things you found
What stops a parent from confronting another parent
when they are angry or upset about something another child has done?
What "Check Your Baggage" section did you relate
to the most?
What part of the book did you agree with the most?
What part of the book did you disagree with the
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