In ten well honed chapters, the book focuses on Mama Rock's rules for parenting, with each chapter covering a specific parenting issue and containing stories from Rose Rock's own childhood and parenting experiences. A former teacher, day care administrator and informed advocate for youth and families, Rose Rock writes with a kicky blend of maternal spirituality and a 'don't mess with me or you won't get old' sense of authority, explaining why parenting and friendship are different, as well as discussing the importance of boundaries, discipline, choices and consequences. This is a parenting book written by a mother who does not shy away from the hard conversations, and isn't afraid to present strong ideas about sex, love, and responsibility. As her daughter Andi Rock says, 'She keeps it real, she keeps it too real.' Mama Rock's advice, drawn from all of her experiences, will inspire and entertain parents and grandparents - whether their brood is one child or ten.
Rosalie 'Rose' is an educator specialising in pre-school and special education, mother of 10 and mother to 17 foster children. Founder of ROCK THIS 619, a non-profit youth empowerment organisation.