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Are You a “Mean Mom”?

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We live in a world of Tiger Moms and Helicopter Parents, but a new book has coined yet another parenting category – the “Mean Mom”.

“Mean Moms Rule: Why Doing the Hard Stuff Now Creates Good Kids Later” is written by Denise Schipani, a freelancer writer and mother who prides herself on her no-nonsense, practical parenting style. She’s been blogging about her life and experiences at since 2009, and has now summed up her wisdom in her new book which came out in April.

If you read through her posts, you’ll find topics that range from using the dreaded “No” word (how, when and why), why your kids need to be uncomfortable, and pop culture subjects like the Casey Anthony trial that feature her unique spin.

If you’re a reader of mommy blogs (and at SureBaby, we hope you are!), you might like Denise’s edgy, witty writing – for others, her strong opinions may be a little off-putting. While she undoubtedly loves her kids, she’s never one to coddle or let them believe that the world owes them something. She believes in hard work, discipline and that the parent should always be in the driver’s seat.

It’s not often we praise a book before we’ve read it, but we’re looking forward to checking out “Mean Moms Rule”. But first, we want to know what your thoughts are. Has anyone read Denise’s book already? Are there any self-admitted “mean moms” out there? How do you feel about “mean moms”, “helicopter parents”, “tiger moms” and more?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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