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Download Mama Rock's Rules: Ten Lessons for Raising a Houseful of Successful Children Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rose Rock Narrator: Rose Rock Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2008 ISBN:
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To be a parent is and should be a calling. There is absolutely nothing as great, challenging, or rewarding as raising a child.

So says Über-mom Rose Rock, who has raised 10 children in addition to caring for 17 foster children in her 40-plus years as a mother.

As a mother who does not shy away from the hard conversations, Rose isn't afraid to present strong ideas about boundaries, discipline, choices, and consequences - and she tells it like it is. In Mama Rock's Rules, Rose shares the funny and highly practical lessons she learned both as a parent and an educator, while offering strategies for teaching a child to be self-reliant in this world.

Written with a kicky blend of maternal spirituality and a don't mess with me or you won't get old sense of authority, the audiobook spotlights 10 vital rules, each tackling a specific parenting issue. From I Am Your Mama, Not Your Friend, which helps parents regain their authority and establish respectful relationships with their children, to Don't Lie Down with Anything You Don't Want to Live with Forever, which takes a different approach to the often tricky conversation about sex, each topic is lovingly explained and bolstered by stories from Rose Rock's own childhood and parenting experiences. You will also hear from her own kids, as they share memories and anecdotes about what it was like to grow up in the Rock household.

Rose's heartfelt and no-nonsense advice - delivered with a dose of wit and homespun humor - will resonate with thousands of parents and will inspire them to teach their kids right, whether their brood is one child or 10. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikki | 10/28/2011

    " This book had some really good ideas about parenting and was still fun to read. I like the Santa idea with the powdered sugar I have to use that one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adira | 9/29/2010

    " It's worth reading if you have kids or plan on having kids in the future. Even if you don't have or plan on having kids and you work around kids, know someone with kids etc. then this would be a good book to get. 4/5 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 2/18/2009

    " This is a funny and down to earth guide to raising kids, written by Chris Rock's mom. I enjoyed it and picked up a few good ideas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adela | 7/23/2008

    " This was a really quick, short read. She could've expanded a lot on her philosophies. She should've included more input from Chris Rock too, to boost readability and mass appeal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 7/22/2008

    " Good tips on how to manage a household, establish traditions, and in general, raise your kids. I liked that it wasn't too scientific or based on studies...it was basically "notes from the field." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 6/22/2008

    " Because, like me, Chris Rock's mama don't play.

    Update: Not bad. Not great. But not bad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 4/20/2008

    " This book is freaking awesome. Every parent should read it. "

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