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50 Rules Kids Won't Learn in School

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50 Rules Kids Won't Learn in School by Charles J. Sykes
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Charles J. Sykes offers fifty life lessons not included in the self-esteem-laden, reality-light curriculum of most schools. Here are truths about what kids will encounter in the world post-schooling, and ideas for how parents can reclaim lost ground---not with pep talks and touchy-feely negotiations, but with honesty and respect. Sykes's rules are frank, funny, and tough minded, including: #1 Life is not fair. Get used to it. #7 If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure, so he tends to be a bit edgier. When you screw up, he's not going to ask you how you FEEL about it. #15 Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping. They called it "opportunity."#42 Change the oil. #43 Don't let the success of others depress you.#48 Tell yourself the story of your life. Have a point.Each rule is explored with wise, pithy examples that parents, grandparents, and teachers can use to help children help themselves succeed---in school and out of it.A few rules kids won't learn in school: #9 Your school may have done away with winners and losers. Life hasn't.#14 Looking like a slut does not empower you.#29 Learn to deal with hypocrisy.#32 Television is not real life.#38 Look people in the eye when you meet them.#47 You are not perfect, and you don't have to be.#50 Enjoy this while you can.

Author Biography

Charles J. Sykes is the author of five previous books: "A Nation of Victims, " "Dumbing Down Our Kids, " "Profscam, " "The End of Privacy, " and "The Hollow Men." His columns have appeared in numerous newspapers, including "The New York Times" and "The Wall Street Journal." A radio and television host at WTMJ in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and a senior fellow at the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, he is married and has three children.
Release date NZ
August 21st, 2007
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Imprint
St. Martin's Press
Pages
177
Dimensions
145x218x20
ISBN-13
9780312360382
Product ID
2752556

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