Glossy News Book Showcase 6: Tim Jones’s “You’re Grounded For Life” – Misguided Parenting Strategies that Sounded Good at the Time

YOU’RE GROUNDED FOR LIFE – Misguided Parenting Strategies that Sounded Good at the Time is available for purchase as a paperback book or as an ebook at fine retailers everywhere, as well as a few shady outlets I would never set foot in.


What is YOU’RE GROUNDED FOR LIFE about? Glad you asked. It’s a collection of some of my favorite essays about the myriad of challenges of parenting in the era of Facebook, texting and selfies. If you’re a parent – or just thinking about making arguably the biggest mistake of your life by starting a family – then YOU’RE GROUNDED FOR LIFE may make you a better parent. Probably not. In fact, I’m laying 10-to-1 odds it won’t. But you never know. Every once in a blue moon a fan sinks a free throw from half court at halftime during an NBA game and receives a check for $10,000. So anything’s possible.


Whether you’re the parent of a toddler, a middle schooler or a college sophomore, you’ll find innovative parenting strategies I have tried – all with disastrous results. If nothing else, comparing your own frustrated parenting efforts to the misguided parenting strategies described in this book is pretty much guaranteed to make you look like a finalist for Parent of the Year by comparison. How to administer punishment effectively, how to get your kids to do their homework without having to nag them, and how to make sure your kids grow into respectful, conscientious, loving siblings are all excellent topics that I wish I had thought to include but completely forgot about until just now. Drat!


The book contains a variety of powerful, innovative child-rearing strategies, which, if applied exactly as I recommend in my book, will most likely result in only minimal long-term damage to your child’s fragile psyche.



Author: Dexter Sinistri

Dexter Sinistri is a famously centrist writer who has worked as a Hollywood correspondent for a number of leading publications since 2005. Though once a photographer, Mr. Sinistri struck out as a writer on all things celebrity, and he likes to consider himself a tremendous asset to Glossy News, though by most accounts, he has fallen somewhat short of this effort.