Wednesday, February 07, 2007

The Boy Whisperer

Edited "On Boys" to become "The Boy Whisperer." Had to cut a lot out of this one, and have looked at it too much now to decide whether that was a good idea or not.

2 comments:

kate said...

This was very interesting. I'll have to think about how Spain seems to fit in in that respect. (I have two boys, too, so it's a relevant topic for me.) What do you think about Raising Cain? I have Raising Bous by Steve Biddulph, but I think Cain is supposed to be better. Too bad I can't just check these things out of the library...

Jennifer Lee said...

Hi Kate! I swear I started replying to this comment a couple of times, but I must have not finished it. Argh. I have both books, and I did think Raising Cain was better, though for both I really wanted more specific suggestions for how to deal with things that drive me crazy. Such as: me telling him a million times to put his clothes away instead of leaving them all over the place. Him forgetting 5 seconds later after each time I tell him. Stuff like that, which is small but so constant that it makes. me. crazy. I wish we had good english language libraries too -- every time I return to the states I end up buying so many books that I am always the one at the airport whose bags are overweight, frantically taking things out of the suitcases and shoving them into the car seat bag.