Monday, August 22nd, 2005
Book Review: The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Parenting
Finally a book that covers really important parenting advice from birth to empty nest. Here are some highlights…
Zero to Three:
- How to deal with a screaming baby on an airplane.
- How to give your baby a bath without a bathtub.
- How to construct an emergency crib.
Three to Twelve:
- How to discipline an imaginary friend.
- How to recapitate a doll.
- How to rid a bedroom of monsters.
The Teenage Years:
- How to soundproof your teenager’s room.
- How to survive a meeting with the principal.
- How to survive empty-nest syndrome.
The illustrations range from educational (how to cup a folded twenty-dollar bill in a bribe handshake with your child) to the merely funny (posing nude for art students to save for your kid’s college fund). The book does contain useful information from time to time, but mostly it’s just a fun read.
The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Parenting [amazon.com]
Authors: Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht and Sarah Jordan