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Tells parents to ignore their instincts & keep exposing kids to trauma until they get used to it
Reviewed in the United States on July 14, 2021
This book tells parents that 1950's white man's ideas about child therapy are better than our own instincts about our children, so we should trust them when they tell us to keep exposing our children to what scares and traumatizes them, until it stops scaring them. Truth be told that actually does work--my parents repeatedly brought my childhood molester over to the house until he no longer frightened me, thereby grooming me into peaceful complacency.
The book also has a worrisome focus on eliminating "negativity." Such 1950's style psychology would have us programming our kids to be purely positive Stepford automatons. This book is not for parents who feel that children should be allowed to experience the full spectrum of emotions that life has to offer and who want to help children learn how to process those emotions in healthy ways.