Are you having trouble getting your kid to eat, go to sleep, sit still or do your taxes? A parenting manual from Quirk Books might be exactly what you’re looking for. The book, How to Con Your Kid, features games and tricks for parents to get their kid to do anything.
Think of it as how to Win Friends and Influence People – Parents Edition.
The introduction claims that after reading the book you’ll be able to beat your children at their own game. The book will show you how to track distract and redirect your child so that they behave. But shouldn’t you feel bad about tricking your child?
Many parents wonder how much roughhousing is too much roughhousing. Two fathers set out to answer that question with their book The Art of Roughhousing: Good Old-Fashioned Horseplay and Why Every Kid Needs It. The dads, Anthony T. DeBenedet M.D. and Lawrence J. Cohen PhD, make a great case for throwing your kid around like a sock monkey, then show you some tactics and how-tos for doing it effectively.
There has always been some grey-area discussion about acceptable levels of roughhousing, and whether it’s good for your child. The truth is that roughhousing is great! Every family child is different, so appropriate (and physically-possible) roughhousing games will vary from one house to the next. DeBenedet and Cohen offer many activities that are broken up by chapter into different physical classes, such as “Games,” “Contact,” and “Imagination.” The book covers over 60 activities in six classes, so there’s something here for every type of parent.
If you are searching for a unique way to teach younglings the ways of the alphabet, then look no further because we have a nerdtastic treat for you!
I admittedly only recently discovered these illustrations, much later than others in internet years, through a bilingual French site, Geek-Art.net; a wonderful blog managed by Thomas Olivri, where I notably fawned over the mutual adoration of Star Wars. In Thomas’ original post, he provided a link to the source of the alphabet illustrations which lead me to a cantina where I happened to meet up with the two bounty hunters artists.
Every year the same old Christmas stories remain on the shelves, painting pictures of families enjoying their comfortable houses, warmed with fires and lit with Christmas tree lights behind …
Daniel Ruyter, the brains behind Memoirs of a Single Dad, just released his similarly-titled book “Memoirs of a Dating Dad” into the wild.
If you’ve never checked out Ruyter’s …
Ask any typical father the kind of breakfast he enjoys cooking for his kids and pancakes will come up in the conversation. Let’s be honest – pancakes are awesome. First of all, they’re cake that you eat for breakfast. And actually, there’s no second point – they’re cake you eat for breakfast!
But most people make the same old blah pancakes for their kids – big circles, smaller circles. And if you really want to look like a hero in front of your kids, you make the old Mickey Mouse pancake – one big circle, two smaller circle ears. WTG, bro. Well, Jim Belosic’s got you beat. I mean, unless you’ve made The Golden Gate Bridge out of pancake, then maybe you’re on his level. Oh, you haven’t? Then shut your hole and read the review of his new book, “OMG Pancakes!”
Every father knows that the first thing to disappear with a new baby is spare time. But a lot of fathers also find that not-spare time also disappears. And some of that not-spare time includes things like exercise/gym time. Many fathers would like to keep up on their workout routine, but would also like to be spending time with their kids. So, one smart father mashed together workout routines and father-baby time and came up with a board-book called “Baby Barbells: The Dad’s Guide to Fitness and Fathering.”
That father is Joshua Levitt, ND – a naturopathic doctor that runs a family medical practice in Connecticut and teaches at the Yale School of Medicine. Levitt’s book is great – and not just because he’s putting workout time back on your clock. Keep reading, and maybe you too will feel the burn.
30 Nothings writer Kevin Harris takes a humerous look at Michael Pollan’s “Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual“, in an article I missed mid-August.
“I picked up this book mostly …