Friday, October 1, 2010

Book Review and Giveaway: "You’re Grounded Forever… But First Let’s Go Shopping"

I was sent the book "You’re Grounded Forever… But First Let’s Go Shopping," by Susan Shapiro Barash to review and offer in a giveaway.

Information on the book:


The Present and Future for Mothers and Daughters

New Book Reveals the Intricacies and Challenges of the Mother/Daughter Bond

  • Why is it that whether a daughter is three or thirty, mothers second guess their mothering abilities?
  • Why is there such tension even in the best of mother/daughter relationships?
  • Why do you avoid confrontations with your daughter at any cost?
  • Why is it so difficult to set limits with daughters of any age?

Expectations for mother-daughter connections are greater than ever before, especially because these already volatile relationships are set against a backdrop of today’s technological, media-saturated, celebrity–driven culture, where traditional values are entwined in the newest trends.

As a mother to two daughters Susan Shapiro Barash, Gender studies professor and women’s issues author remarks, “I, like most mothers, have caved in to their needs, jumped through hoops and wished I had a magic wand to set the world straight for them. At the same time, I was hearing mothers everywhere voice their anxieties– asking the haunting question, had their decisions and guidance been helpful or a hindrance in the long run?”

An eye-opening study of mothers and daughters of all ages, YOU’RE GROUNDED FOREVER… BUT FIRST LET’S GO SHOPPING (St. Martin’s Press; October 1, 2010; $24.99) takes an unprecedented look at motherhood for young, teenage and adult daughters today.  It explores the major issues facing mothers with daughters and offers ways to improve matters. 
Susan Shapiro Barash with her daughters

My Take on the Book: 

Wow! I can totally relate to this book. Being the mother of one daughter and one son, I can see how raising a daughter is totally different. 

I have seen in my own relationship with my daughter how she probably gets away with more than my son. And that she is definitely treated differently. I can really understand what Susan Shapiro Barash is talking about when she talks about avoiding confrontation! Been there done that.

But with my daughter fast approaching the teen years, I really want to try to change our behavior. I think this book will really come in handy for ideas with that. And will be a great resource in the future!  

Buy it:  "You’re Grounded Forever… But First Let’s Go Shopping," is available at Amazon.

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Disclaimer:  I received a copy of this book free of charge. I received it for the sole purpose of reviewing it and offering one in a giveaway. No monetary compensation was given and my opinions are my own.