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  • Published: 3 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143132554
  • Imprint: Tarcher
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $27.99
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Weird Parenting Wins

Bathtub Dining, Family Screams, and Other Hacks from the Parenting Trenches



Unconventional--yet effective--parenting strategies, carefully curated by the creator of the popular podcast The Longest Shortest Time

Some of the best parenting advice that Hillary Frank ever received did not come from parenting experts, but from friends and podcast listeners who acted on a whim, often in moments of desperation. These "weird parenting wins" were born of moments when the expert advice wasn't working, and instead of freaking out, these parents had a stroke of genius. For example, there's the dad who pig-snorted in his baby's ear to get her to stop crying, and the mom who made a "flat daddy" out of cardboard and sat it at the dinner table when her kids were missing their deployed military father.
    Every parent and kid is unique, and as we get to know our kids, we can figure out what makes them tick. Because this is an ongoing process, Weird Parenting Wins covers children of all ages, ranging in topics from "The Art of Getting Your Kid to Act Like a Person" (on hygiene, potty training, and manners) to "The Art of Getting Your Kid to Tell You Things" (because eventually, they're going to be tight-lipped). You may find that someone else's weird parenting win works for you, or you might be inspired to try something new the next time you're stuck in a parenting rut. Or maybe you'll just get a good laugh out of the mom who got her kid to try beets because...it might turn her poop pink.

  • Published: 3 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143132554
  • Imprint: Tarcher
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $27.99
Categories:

Praise for Weird Parenting Wins

"It takes a lot of weird to win at parenting, and a lot of love for your fellow weird parents to collect all that weird in one place. The result of both is the irresistible Weird Parenting Wins. I can't stop reading, I can't stop laughing, and I can't stop totally relating. This is a book for anyone who’s ever told his children that it’s illegal to be too loud in restaurants or played a rousing game of 'What’s on My Butt' while lying face-down on the couch, and for anyone who thinks those sound completely crazy—but might have a story of her own. Crazy, dear, empathetic, and anything but guilt-inducing, this is the parenting book that unites us all."  —KJ Dell'Antonia, author of How to be a Happier Parent

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