And take your kid with you. On Slate, Ann Hulbert exposes the ridiculous, contradictory, and divisive "advice" Dr. Phil deals out in his book and on his TV show.
Meanwhile, Hulbert turns out to be the author of the interesting-sounding Raising America: Experts, Parents, and a Century of Advice About Children. For generations, it turns out, parents have been unsettled by the (frequently contradictory) expert advice they're inevitably not following closely enough.
Dr. Phil's opportunistic parental-advice franchise. [Ann Hulbert, Slate]
See Raising America: Experts, Parents, and a Century of Advice About Children at Amazon