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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (139 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laura Schlessinger Narrator: Dr. Laura Schlessinger Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2004 ISBN:
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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 is 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.

In Parenthood by Proxy, Dr. Laura urges parents to make their own children top priority and to change their lives, if necessary, 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 tast of teaching them right from wrong. She acknowledges that parents don't get much support today 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, accountability, and a child's right to privacy.

Parenthood by Proxy is a passionate and provocative summation of the perils of parenting and a road map to safety for America's families.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 11/13/2013

    " Definitely a good read for parents today. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trisha | 10/16/2013

    " Hooray for Dr Laura's courage to take a stand with boldness! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/13/2013

    " I liked this in general, but I just don't love Dr. Laura. I wish she would have quoted more hard facts instead of countless comic strips and stupid women's magazine articles. But I'd certainly say "amen" to her main point, which is that kids deserve to be raised by the people that love them most. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leilani | 8/2/2013

    " No one says it quite like Dr. Laura. Being a parent is the most important job we'll ever have--I want to do better! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lucky Bug | 7/30/2013

    " Wow. If you want to read something that horrifies the reader more than any horror or suspense book try this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn | 5/10/2013

    " Very conservative in parenting views, while not going into minute detail. The underlined message in this book is to be present in your childrens' lives and that being a bad (or absent) parent is 100% your choice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dree | 11/30/2012

    " Eh. Some common sense, some incredible arrogance and cluelessness about what other peoples' circumstances may be, quite possibly through no fault of their own. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathryn | 10/19/2012

    " Dr. Laura is much more interesting to listen to that read. I find her writing difficult. I do agree with her premise that institutions do too much of the raising of our children. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abby | 5/20/2012

    " This book is about all the reasons you should stay home and raise your kids, rather than hiring day care or a nanny to do it for you. It convinced me! I'm glad that I was already a stay at home mom or I'd probably quit my job after reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chrystal | 5/5/2012

    " Dr. Laura is always blunt, but usually right on the money! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Annie | 12/5/2011

    " I read the introduction, that's all I really needed to read. I agree with the subtitle, but I could've just read that and gotten the same information. I couldn't finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chanika | 11/1/2011

    " I love Dr. Laura! She tells it to you straight. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 7/5/2011

    " OK, I'll admit that I'm a huge DL fan. This book was great. It haven't read it in years... I think I'd like to pick it up again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 6/16/2011

    " A few years ago I won some essay contest for a local radio show. As a prize I got to go to the station and hear Dr. Laura speak. Abrasive, yes, but Schlesinger does make a lot of important points about the decline of the nuclear family and the importance of parents being parental. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lucky | 2/7/2011

    " Wow. If you want to read something that horrifies the reader more than any horror or suspense book try this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 1/21/2011

    " I agree with a good 90% of what she says...but her craziness can get exhausting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Annie | 8/6/2010

    " I read the introduction, that's all I really needed to read. I agree with the subtitle, but I could've just read that and gotten the same information. I couldn't finish it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/19/2010

    " OK, I'll admit that I'm a huge DL fan. This book was great. It haven't read it in years... I think I'd like to pick it up again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leilani | 11/21/2009

    " No one says it quite like Dr. Laura. Being a parent is the most important job we'll ever have--I want to do better! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dree | 10/12/2009

    " Eh. Some common sense, some incredible arrogance and cluelessness about what other peoples' circumstances may be, quite possibly through no fault of their own. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robyn | 4/7/2009

    " Dr. Laura is always very concise and outspoken - I think she's right on with this book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joyce | 11/14/2008

    " This book is really depressing. I liked many of the points she makes but I already held the points of view prior to reading the book. "

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