Ungovernable : the Victorian parent's guide to raising flawless children / Therese Oneill.
- Other Title:
- Victorian parent's guide to raising flawless children
- First edition.
- New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
x, 275 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
- 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 -- Humor.
- 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.
- 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?
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-275).
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