In her fascinating new book, QUEEN BEE MOMS & KINGPIN DADS, Rosalind Wiseman, author of the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling QUEEN BEES & WANNABES, addresses, whether in the raising of their children or in their complex interactions with other parents and educators, the many difficult issues facing parents today.
Parenting styles have always been subject to critiques. What Wiseman offers here are engaging case studies that help parents and educators understand the realities of different parenting techniques and styles. In her analysis of these case studies she reveals: how to recognize when to step in and step out of a child's conflicts with other children, parents, teachers, and coaches; how to interpret the code phrases other parents use to provoke confrontation, and also provides useful scripts to help parents and educators navigate difficult but necessary conversations.
Rather than emphasize a specific type of parenting method, QUEEN BEE MOMS & KINGPIN DADS ultimately offers valuable insight into the behaviors and patterns of parents, both on the individual level and in a broader socio-cultural context.
Rosalind Wiseman is a cofounder of the Empower Program, a nonprofit organization that empowers youth to stop violence, and the author of the New York Times bestselling Queen Bees & Wannabes, the basis for the movie Mean Girls. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and two children. Readers can visit her website at rosalindwiseman.com.
Elizabeth Rapoport was the editor of Rosalind Wiseman’s Queen Bees & Wannabes. A full-time editor, writer, and life coach, she lives in White Plains, New York, with her husband and their two teenagers.