VIRTUAL - Parenting Book Club

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Join us this month in reading Weird Parenting Wins by Hillary Frank. Copies are available as an ebook in the Library's OverDrive collection and the Libby app. Unconventional—yet effective—parenting strategies, carefully curated by the creator of the popular podcast The Longest Shortest Time.

Some of the best parenting advice that Hillary Frank ever received did not come from parenting experts, but from friends and podcast listeners who acted on a whim, often in moments of desperation. These "weird parenting wins" were born of moments when the expert advice wasn't working, and instead of freaking out, these parents had a mad stroke of genius. For example, there's the dad who pig-snorted in his baby's ear to get her to stop crying, and the mom who made a "flat daddy" out of cardboard and sat it at the dinner table when her kids were missing their deployed military father.

Every parent and kid is unique, and as we get to know our kids, we can figure out what makes them tick. Because this is an ongoing process, Weird Parenting Wins covers children of all ages, ranging in topic from "The Art of Getting Your Kid to Act Like a Person" (on hygiene, potty training, and manners) to "The Art of Getting Your Kid to Tell You Things" (because eventually, they're going to be tight-lipped). You may find that someone else's weird parenting win works for you, or you might be inspired to try something new the next time you're stuck in a parenting rut. Or maybe you'll just get a good laugh out of the mom who got her kid to try beets might turn her poop pink.

Facilitated by Emily Trotman, M. Ed, local Parenting Coach, and Educator. All are welcome and it is not necessary to read the book in order to attend.

Curious to learn more about raising healthy and happy children in 2020? Check out these online video courses from the Great Courses. (All you need is your Library card to check them out).

Event Type(s): Book Discussion, Virtual, Children
Age Group(s): Adults
Presenter: Emily Trotman
Cos Cob Library
(203) 622-6883

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