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Machiavelli for Moms : Maxims on the Effective Governance of Children*
by Suzanne Evans




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Running a kingdom is a lot like running a household. Or so says Suzanne Evans, who shares the story of her crazy yet brilliant year-long experiment: to "rule" one disobedient family using Machiavelli's masterwork The Prince.

A mother of four, Suzanne Evans is fed up with tantrums, misbehavior, and general household chaos. Desperate to get the upper hand, she turns to Machiavelli's famous sixteenth-century political treatise, The Prince, and wonders: Can Machiavelli's rules on warfare and statecraft be suc-cessfully applied to parenting?

Using The Prince as a guide, Evans embarks on an unlikely experiment in "power parenting" and quickly learns that Machiavellian maxims can go a long way when running a kingdom--and a household.

- Study the actions of illustrious men: How to lead by example.

- It is dangerous to be overly generous: A good ruler sets limits.

- It is better to be feared than loved: Sometimes a leader has to be a meanie to ensure the security and obedience of the people.

Heralded as a "funny, creative, new parenting guide" (Parade.com), Machiavelli for Moms offers one woman's unorthodox approach to modern motherhood--and stands as a manifesto for other moms willing to act on Machiavelli's sometimes shocking but ever practical advice.

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Overview

Running a kingdom is a lot like running a household. Or so says Suzanne Evans, who shares the story of her crazy yet brilliant year-long experiment: to "rule" one disobedient family using Machiavelli's masterwork The Prince.

A mother of four, Suzanne Evans is fed up with tantrums, misbehavior, and general household chaos. Desperate to get the upper hand, she turns to Machiavelli's famous sixteenth-century political treatise, The Prince, and wonders: Can Machiavelli's rules on warfare and statecraft be suc-cessfully applied to parenting?

Using The Prince as a guide, Evans embarks on an unlikely experiment in "power parenting" and quickly learns that Machiavellian maxims can go a long way when running a kingdom--and a household.

- Study the actions of illustrious men: How to lead by example.

- It is dangerous to be overly generous: A good ruler sets limits.

- It is better to be feared than loved: Sometimes a leader has to be a meanie to ensure the security and obedience of the people.

Heralded as a "funny, creative, new parenting guide" (Parade.com), Machiavelli for Moms offers one woman's unorthodox approach to modern motherhood--and stands as a manifesto for other moms willing to act on Machiavelli's sometimes shocking but ever practical advice.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781451699586
  • ISBN-10: 1451699581
  • Publisher: Touchstone Books
  • Publish Date: April 2014
  • Page Count: 238
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds


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