Ms. K. S. Rodgers

"Karen Rodgers"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 89% (88 of 99)
Location: Cambridge, CAMBS United Kingdom


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,325,189 - Total Helpful Votes: 88 of 99
Energy and Carbon Emissions: The Way We Live Today by Nicola Terry
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
As soon as they've learned to string a few words together, children use them to ask the most awkward questions.
Awkward yet often intriguing. Especially now that a lot of adult chat centres on the environment, our two want to know the answers to such complex questions as "why don't we get solar panels?" .. "why do we use those dim light bulbs?" and "am I being unkind to polar bears if I eat baby sweetcorn?".

Usually, the response to a real poser is simple; "I don't know, but we can find out". However, most of these environmental issues are highly complex and not something that you can find from a quick Websearch. Books that are written about them and which do address the… Read more
How to Make a New Mother Happy: Quick and Effectiv&hellip by Dr Uzzi Reiss
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
"Having a child is not a reason to disrupt your social life".

Books like this are probably even more destructive than the more obviously prescriptive ones such a Gina Ford's. Dr Uzzie pretends to be on your side. She pays lip service to making an informed choice, for you deciding what you really need to do without outside pressure and then bombards a new mother and father with so many, shoulds and musts and loaded and frankly inaccurate reports of studies that anyone who had no personal prior experience of babies on reading her book would feel an idiot if they came to any other conclusion than the one she herself has very definitely come to; that babies themselves come low on the… Read more
Secret Life of the Unborn Child by Verney Thomas
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I was so glad to read when pregnant with our first child and loved it so much that I reread it when expecting our second. I didn't find the style at all emotionally loaded; the research was, I felt, discussed and summarised in a relaxed and very readable manner. It helped me think about my child, really got the oxytocin circulating and so I feel , helped me bond with them before I had even seen them.
A wonderful present for expectant parents.

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