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Courtney's Review & Interview with Author Stephen Marche
How Not to F*ck Up Your Kids Too Bad
- By: Stephen Marche
- Narrated by: Stephen Marche
- Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
- Original Recording
Modern parenting is in a complicated place. By some estimates, fathers today spend seven times more time parenting than their dads did. And while there are a ton of parenting books, writer Stephen Marche says that most are aimed at women and are designed to make them feel like they are doing something wrong. Enter How Not to F*ck Up Your Kids Too Bad, an Audible Original.
- By Charles on 05-31-18
You shouldn’t need a parenting manual, but…
While I do love that, for once, there’s a parenting guide directed specifically at the fathering side of the equation, as a mother of two young girls, I also found much to appreciate in this Audible Original. Chiefly, it gives us permission to chill out a bit with our childrearing—one notably enlightening chapter explores whether yelling is the new spanking (which, incidentally I listened to, hoarse from the previous night’s efforts to be heard over my quarreling offspring). Stephen Marche, the author and host, logged time and miles around the globe to learn more about the effects of screentime, free-range parenting, sex after marriage, and just how much your kid’s name really matters in the end. The takeaways are equal parts reassuring and motivating: we’re never going to get it 100% right, but Marche offers great tools for parents like me who are doing our best to not get it totally wrong.