Children’s welfare is the driving force behind Dr. Laura
Schlessinger’s mission. A devoted mother to her son, Deryk, she identifies
herself as “her kid’s mom” because that’s her most important job.
Never one to shy away from tough truths, Dr. Laura marshals
compelling evidence for the widespread neglect of America’s children and
convincingly condemns the numerous rationalizations to excuse it. Parents,
special interest groups, and professionals in education and psychology all
contribute to a dangerous trend that places adult fulfillment above obligation
to children. Parenthood by Proxy addresses the serious causes and
effects of this national crisis, among them the high rate of divorce, serial
marriages, single parenting, the premature sexualization of children,
dual-career families, disdain for religion, the redefinition of immoral
behavior as lifestyle choices, and societal intolerance for the concept of
In Parenthood by Proxy, Dr. Laura exhorts parents to
make their own children their top priority and, if necessary, to change their
lives to do so. In her inimitable, straight-shooting style, Dr. Laura entreats
parents to involve themselves in their children’s hearts, minds, and souls, to
cherish and protect them, and to commit to the essential task of teaching them
right from wrong. She acknowledges that parents no longer get much support from
neighbors or public and private institutions, but she urges mothers and fathers
to work even harder to counteract the prevailing culture of selfishness and irresponsibility.
Parenthood by Proxy covers all aspects of parenting,
from childbearing to discipline, from multiple families to being role models.
Dr. Laura also tackles such cultural and societal concerns as abortion, modern
sexuality, drug and alcohol use, violence, discipline, and a child’s right to
Parenthood by Proxy is a passionate and provocative
summation of the perils of parenting and a road map to safety for America’s
families. Download and start listening now!