50 Rules Kids Won't Learn in School: Real-world Antidotes to Feel-good Education - Charles J. Sykes - Books - St. Martin's Press - 9780312360382 - August 21, 2007
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50 Rules Kids Won't Learn in School: Real-world Antidotes to Feel-good Education 1st edition

Charles J. Sykes

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50 Rules Kids Won't Learn in School: Real-world Antidotes to Feel-good Education 1st edition

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.

Media Books     Hardcover Book   (Book with hard spine and cover)
Released August 21, 2007
ISBN13 9780312360382
Publishers St. Martin's Press
Pages 192
Dimensions 135 × 23 × 208 mm   ·   385 g
Language English  

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