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Title Child, please : how Mama's old-school lessons helped me check myself before I wrecked myself / Ylonda Gault Caviness.
Author Caviness, Ylonda Gault, author.
Publication New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, a member of Penguin Random House, [2015]
Copyright date ©2015
Description xv, 300 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
Call # 649.1 C
Contents Introduction Child, Please -- Get Ready, You Mutha, for teh Big Payback -- Ain't It Funky Now? -- Don't Start Smelling Yourself -- Check Yourself before You Wreck Yourself --Let's Take It to the Bridge -- Gotta Fight the Power That Be -- Some Try to Fool You; Some Try to School You -- Oops! Upside the Head -- Three the Hard Way -- Talking Loud and Saying Nothing -- Don't Let the Mother-Suckers Get You Down -- Feeling Froggy? -- Did I Stutter? -- They Call It Stormy Monday (...but Tuesday's Just as Bad) -- A Brand-New Bag -- Go 'Head on--Wit'cha Bad Self -- What We 'Bout to Do Right Here Is Go Back -- Act Like You Got Some Sense -- Reunited 'Cause We Understood -- One Nation under a Groove -- Sho' You Right -- Acknowledgments.
Summary ""We are different--white moms and me. Very different. More or less kindred as women, but as mothers we are disparate souls. Snaps and cusses of Twitter-trending 'Stuff black moms say' don't even scratch the surface." --from Child, Please In this wise and funny memoir, Ylonda Gault Caviness describes her journey to the realization that all the parenting advice she was obsessively devouring as a new parent (and sharing with the world as a parenting expert on NPR, Today, in The Huffington Post, and elsewhere) didn't mean scratch compared to her mama's old school wisdom as a strong black woman and mother. With child number one, Caviness set her course: to give her children everything she had. Child number two came along and she patiently persisted. But when her third kid arrived, she was finally so exhausted that she decided to listen to what her mother had been saying to her for years: Give them everything they want, and there'll be nothing left of you. In Child, Please, Caviness describes the road back to embracing a more sane--not to mention loving--way of raising children. Her mother had it right all along"-- Provided by publisher.
"In this wise and funny memoir, Ylonda Gault Caviness describes her journey to the realization that all the parenting advice she was obsessively devouring as a new parent didn't mean scratch compared to her mama's old school wisdom as a strong black woman and mother"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject African American mothers.
African American children.
Parenting -- United States.
Child rearing -- United States.
ISBN 9780399169960 (hardcover) :
0399169962 (hardcover)

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