Book Review: Blow-Drying the Frog & Other Parenting Adventures

Parenting is difficult no matter whether your child is problematic or perfect in every way that you can imagine. Every time something wrong or unplanned might occur which may throw you off of a schedule that is already much messier than before, not to mention if you have more than one child in your family.

I was given this book in order to take a different look at the challenges that I face as a father, and the stories have a point in their implications that you should lighten up a little bit when you have an infant or a toddler – and this will take a while until your child is grown up enough so that you don’t have to micromanage her. What I don’t like about this book – which is the main reason why I give it three stars – is that it promotes too much of a can’t-do attitude. In several excerpts the stories’ authors directly imply to you that you should give up – not only is your life never going to be the same but at the same time you are stuck with mediocrity forever, and don’t you dare try to make things better because they never will unless you are a god.

I beg to differ. There is always a way. You just have to be a better planner and work with what you have by maximizing its potential.

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