Titel: How Not to Completely Suck as a New Parent
Autor/en: Scott Feschuk, Paul Mather
MCCLELLAND & STEWART
April 2004 - kartoniert - 232 Seiten
Are you tired of the earnest advice in conventional parenting books? Do you want to know what's really in your future as a new parent? Scott Feschuk and Paul Mather both know, all too well, and are happy to tell you with their trademark irreverence what it's really like to be a new parent.
For instance, they tell you that by nine months your baby will inevitably have missed several milestones, sending you into a complete panic. And sooner or later you'll realize you're doing everything wrong. The solution is simple: just read a different childcare advice book. Also, if your child has not knocked over something expensive and nice by the age of three, this could be a sign that you don't have enough things that are expensive and nice. Did you know that a child's affection for a song is directly proportional to how severely it annoys his mother and father? And, believe it or not, experts estimate that by 2024, the cost of a drunken frat party at a typical postsecondary institution will be $575,000. You owe it to your child to start saving now!
Candid and comic, How Not to Completely Suck is a bundle of laughs for frazzled new parents and curious parents-to-be. The perfect gift for a shower or Mother's Day.
The First Year:
Your Newborn's Appearance
Setting Up the Nursery
The First Month of Life
The Little Things
Resuming Sexual Relations After the Birth of Your Child
The Baby Reveal
Memories to Last a Lifetime
Signs You May Have Picked the Wrong Pediatrician
Parental Threat Level
Good Advice about Bad Advice
Getting Back into Shape
Tit for Tat
Feeding Your Infant
Childprooffing Your Home
The Second Year
The Not-So-Newlywed Game
The Growth of a Toddler
Talking to Your Child
Fun Activities You Can Do with a Toddler, and Why They're Not Fun
Signs You May Have Picked a Bad Daycare
Failed Children's TV Shows
More Questions, Questions
The Third Year
Arrgh!: One Man's Story
When I Was a Kid...
Teaching Your Child to Think Creatively
How to Talk to Young Children about "Difficult”
Subjects: A Guest Chapter by Dr. Ben Agiter,
Jazzy and Gigi
Dangerously Sick of Winter
Enough with the Questions, Already!
The Rest of Your Child's Life
Conclusion: What Does it Mean to Be a Parent?
Your Second Child
Parenting 2015: A One-Act Play
Scott Feschuk former media columnist for the National Post, is the author of Searching For Michael Jackson's Nose. He is currently the prime minister's speech writer.
Paul Mather is half of the comedy duo Atomic Improv and writes for the hit television show The Monday Report with Rick Mercer.