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The Book Your Children Don’t Want You to Read
How to Con Your Kid is the most useful (and sneakiest) parenting manual you’ll ever purchase. Within are hundreds of tips, techniques, and simple scams for getting your child to do exactly what you want—with your child none the wiser. For mealtime, bedtime, bathtime, and any other time of the day (or night), you’ll learn to:
- Get your kid to eat by playing on his possessiveness.
- Get your kid to bathe by “swimming” in the tub.
- Get your kid to talk quietly by whispering back.
- Get your kid to take medicine by pretending it’s superhero juice.
- Get your kid to sit still by playing “I Spy.”
I'm unsure how seriously to take this book. There really were some great tips in there, but there were some that will probably drive you and your child to therapy. Like telling a child with ratty hair that there are evil witches in there tangling it up...seriously not a good idea! Or the nose goblins, if it doesn't mess them up it will increase the amount of nose picking.
It is seriously a good read, entertaining and as I said, I did come away with a few tips I will try out. Like make getting ready a race. I did that yesterday when it was time to leave Grandma & Grandpa's house and it worked! I said "I bet I"ll get my shoes on before you get your boots on!" And they both raced downstairs and got their boots, raced back up and put them on while I worked (so very hard - lol) on getting my shoes on. And yes they both beat me. Then I raced CW with his coat and Chris raced Ivan. Fastest we ever got back on the road. I think this would make a unique shower gift, in a basket with some other little baby gifts.