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You Can't Give Vodka to a Baby
You Can't Give Vodka to a Baby

You Can't Give Vodka to a Baby

And Other Parenting Myths



160 Pages, 7.5 x 6.25

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.95 (CA $17.95) (US $14.95)

Publication Date: November 2015

ISBN 9781927262269

Rights: US & CA

Upstart Press (Nov 2015)

Price: $14.95


These techniques for seeing through the manipulative neediness of children offer a refreshing and often legal take on modern parentingIt's been said that it takes a village to raise a child. But how do you choose the right village to leave your child with—and what if that village won't take your child? You could just leave your child outside the village and run away, but most village-people are excellent trackers and will know the surrounding terrain better than you so they'll probably catch you. No. The answer is, you'll have to raise the child yourself. Dr. Oliver has rushed this guide out to help you navigate the next 12-18 years of your life without falling to prey to cuteness or to feelings of blind, unconditional love that parents often suffer from. Delivered in bite-sized chunks of nutritious information much like bite-sized chunks of nutritious McDonald's Happy Meals, this book will give any parent the advice and confidence to raise their children into adults that probably won't end up in jail or on drugs, and to build relationships slightly deeper than any you may have seen on reality TV shows.

Author Biography

Dr. Oliver brings a unique insight into raising children having absolutely none of his own and having no formal education past high school. But what he lacks in "book learning" he more than makes up for in life experience having been a baby, a toddler, and a child himself, and hearing lots of the guys he was detained with talking about their kids on the outside.