Ungovernable : the Victorian parent's guide to raising flawless children / Therese Oneill.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019Edition: First edition.Description: x, 275 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780316481908; 0316481904.Other title: Victorian parent's guide to raising flawless children.Subject(s): Child rearing -- England -- History -- 19th century | Parenting -- England -- History -- 19th century | Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century | Child rearing -- England -- History -- Humor | Great Britain -- History -- Humor | Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- HumorGenre/Form: Humor.DDC classification: 649/.1094209034
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-275).
Welcome, unfit mother -- How do I prepare my sacred vestibule to best receive my husband's life-germ? : the ins and outs of a fruitful conception -- How much violence and lager should my fetus be exposed to as a means to ensure sturdy character? and other pregnancy tips -- If suffering in birth is ordained by god, may I bite a towel during delivery without offending him? : on the occasionally fatal privilege of childbirth -- My child will eat neither mush, mucilage, porridge, pablum, gruel, not loblolly. Is pickiness god's way of culling the herd? : on feeding children -- A study of technique regarding spanking, birching, caning, and whipping : a complete guide to disciplining your child -- How do I raise a menstruating daughter without causing brain damage, nerve failure, or general impudence? and other thoughts on education -- Your young son refuses to engage in fisticuffs or play games with greased livestock. Is it too late to prevent his inevitable homosexuality? : on turning boys into men -- How may I distinguish healthful amusements my child might engage in from those that are Satan disguised in the raiment of light and joy? : on appropriate recreations for children -- How many leeches should be applied to a broken bone and what weapons serve me best in the valiant struggle against rectal worms? : on maintaining general health -- The successful mother: are you she?
Presents a humorous guide to Victorian child-rearing that includes such advice as how much lager to consume while pregnant and which toys are most likely to render children sexual deviants.