Wednesday, March 21, 2012

How To Con Your Kid


Let's not deny it. As parents we all know the question has passed through all of our minds. How do I con my kid into doing what I want/need them to do? I know I've been there. Sometimes in times of desperation and sometimes just because I know there has to be an easier way. Being a parent is hard! And this book is hysterical, if not down right useful.

David Borgenicht and James Grace are dads. They have stood in our shoes and asked our questions. But they have ingeniously come up with the answers. But they didn't do it alone, so don't feel too bad that you didn't come up with the answers first. They enlisted the help of their wives (yes, they are first on the list because they are all knowing), doctors, family therapists, and other parents to try and figure out the world of children. 

This book covers a wide range of areas where cons might be useful. And to be honest, a lot of the "cons" are common sense. They take the things we all know about kids and make them useful and relevant at some of the most frustrating times. We all know kids like to make their own decisions and have some control. So why not let them make decisions in a controlled manner. Give them two choices, both of which work for you, so they think they are making the decision but it's still a decision you wanted them to make.

This book is full of tips and tricks to make many situations easier. It's a fun book and I am sure you'll walk away with a trick or two. 

For more information or to post your own cons and queries, please visit www.quirkbooks.com/conyourkid .

2 comments:

Mommy Lisa said...

I love giving her choices. Its a great way to get along.

Lara said...

They really seem to respond to that sense of responsibility.