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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 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 topics 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 because...it might turn her poop pink.

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*An NPR Best Book of 2019*

“Forget attachment parenting, helicopter parenting, free-range parenting or tiger parenting. It is time for what’s-on-my-butt parenting.”
The Wall Street Journal
 
Weird Parenting Wins succeeds as a source of ideas and genuine laughs that people can enjoy in five-minute intervals in between, well, parenting.”
The Washington Post

“Frank reconsiders everything from potty training to grappling with adolescence.”
TIME

"It''s a laugh-out-loud parenting companion filled with tiny victories."
 —NPR.org

"A funny and heartwarmingly honest book that''s sure to give parents some surprising hacks."
 —BuzzFeed

“Genius.” 
—NBC News Better

“[Hillary Frank] compiled some hilarious and heartfelt hacks into a book called  Weird Parenting Wins.”
—Brit+Co

“What makes  Weird Parenting Wins so joyful to flick though is the realization that in your most desperate moments, you might just be doing something  right.”
—Romper

"It takes a lot of weird to win at parenting, and a lot of love for your fellow weird parents to collect all that weird in one place. The result of both is the irresistible Weird Parenting Wins. I can''t stop reading, I can''t stop laughing, and I can''t stop totally relating. This is a book for anyone who’s ever told his children that it’s illegal to be too loud in restaurants or played a rousing game of ''What’s on My Butt'' while lying face-down on the couch, and for anyone who thinks those sound completely crazy—but might have a story of her own. Crazy, dear, empathetic, and anything but guilt-inducing, this is the parenting book that unites us all." 
—KJ Dell''Antonia, author of How to be a Happier Parent

“From the New Year’s Goat to the Lifesavers Game, this is the most hilarious (and practical) parenting advice ever!”
—Grace Lin, author of Newbery Honor Winner Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

“Parenting is a psychological dance, one of the most complicated psychological dances anybody does. How many steps do you know? How quickly can you turn and dance in another direction? Those are good things to know about yourself and I personally feel—that as a general rule—it is better to have more moves than fewer. Most parents are incredibly busy, so Weird Parenting Wins is full of fast hacks. Highly entertaining but also soothing to know that you are not alone in your incompetence. Truly a delight.”
—Alix Spiegel, co-host of Invisibilia 

“Parenting books might help us understand child development, but any parent in the thick of the journey knows that other parents have great tips and tricks for solving everyday parenting dilemmas. In Weird Parenting Wins, Hillary Frank shares advice from real parents in the trenches to tackle everything from sleep training (or not) to picky eating to getting those tight-lipped big kids to talk. Humorous and helpful, this book is packed with parenting wins for everyone.”
Katie Hurley, LCSW, author of No More Mean Girls and The Happy Kid Handbook 

About the Author

Hillary Frank began her career as a contributor on This American Life. She is the creator of the podcast The Longest Shortest Time and has received awards from the Third Coast International Audio Festival, The Association for Women in Communications, The Academy of Podcasters, and The New York Festival''s World''s Best Radio Programs. Hillary is also the author of three young adult novels: The View from the Top, I Can''t Tell You, and Better Than Running at Night.

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Won''t fix everything, but might be just what you need right now.
Reviewed in the United States on February 1, 2019
I like that this book doesn''t try to fix all your issues. This is not going to teach you how to get your tiny screaming newborn to sleep at night, or how to get your toddler to put their coat on at a pace that is faster than molasses. But what it will tell you is... See more
I like that this book doesn''t try to fix all your issues. This is not going to teach you how to get your tiny screaming newborn to sleep at night, or how to get your toddler to put their coat on at a pace that is faster than molasses.

But what it will tell you is the stories of how real parents got through horrible moments like that. How they either momentarily reclaimed their sanity or hacked their kid into being more reasonable.

Reading this pushed me to be a little more creative and a little more playful with my kids during tough situations. And it made me a better parent. (That day, anyhow.)
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Best baby shower book
Reviewed in the United States on February 16, 2019
I''ve gotten so many good ideas and aha! moments from this book. I am looking forward to giving it out as a baby shower gift or for a mom who''s in a funk. I read a little bit here and there while I''m putting my toddler to bed and have found myself referencing the book for... See more
I''ve gotten so many good ideas and aha! moments from this book. I am looking forward to giving it out as a baby shower gift or for a mom who''s in a funk. I read a little bit here and there while I''m putting my toddler to bed and have found myself referencing the book for ideas when I need to change things up (dinner in odd places? genius! making my 2 year old say "pee" to brush his teeth? exactly what I needed). I hope there''s a new edition because I already have some ideas of my own haha.
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Comic relief for parents
Reviewed in the United States on February 25, 2019
This is a marvelous romp through the trials and celebrations of the hardest job in the world. Stories that will inspire and give you the feeling that you are not alone. We all do our best in parenting and sometimes you have to get creative to find solutions that will... See more
This is a marvelous romp through the trials and celebrations of the hardest job in the world. Stories that will inspire and give you the feeling that you are not alone. We all do our best in parenting and sometimes you have to get creative to find solutions that will work. Highly recommend to new or old parents.
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If You’re A Parent You Need to Read This Book
Reviewed in the United States on January 28, 2019
Weird Parenting Wins is so entertaining & insightful! The anecdotes will make you smile, laugh and cringe! Hillary’s voice is clever & authentic, such a pleasure to read her stories of her own mothering adventures!
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Damaged outside cover
Reviewed in the United States on May 20, 2020
Inside of book is fine and it will be able to be read. The cover was water damaged and ripped/scratched up. The book was part of a funny gift for a friend so its not a huge deal, but still watch what is being packaged. This was done before packaging because the bag it... See more
Inside of book is fine and it will be able to be read. The cover was water damaged and ripped/scratched up. The book was part of a funny gift for a friend so its not a huge deal, but still watch what is being packaged. This was done before packaging because the bag it arrived in was perfect.
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Wanted to like it but feels like reprints of parents'' twitter posts...
Reviewed in the United States on April 23, 2019
Really wanted to like it but quit early on because I got bored of reading parents'' short posts.
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degarmeaux
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Great read for the bathroom...
Reviewed in the United States on January 2, 2020
Very clever - wonderful ideas AND feels like a community where I am not alone with the challenges of parenting!
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Elise
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Hilarious and Helpful!
Reviewed in the United States on February 17, 2019
Hillary does a great job immediately addressing the stigmas of motherhood and parenting. From there, we get a bunch of perspectives of parents and caregivers that can be used and modified for anyone.
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Some good ideas
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 6, 2019
Some interesting stories
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one-eyed Jack
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Geniale Tips!
Reviewed in Germany on December 30, 2019
Ein Highlight ist der Tip für besorgte Eltern von nachts ausgehenden Teenagern: Wecker am Nachttisch im Elternschlafzimmer (wir stellen ihn in den Gang), der auf die verabredete Heimkehrzeit gestellt ist. Aufgabe für die Nachteule: Heimkommen und Wecker ausschalten, bevor...See more
Ein Highlight ist der Tip für besorgte Eltern von nachts ausgehenden Teenagern: Wecker am Nachttisch im Elternschlafzimmer (wir stellen ihn in den Gang), der auf die verabredete Heimkehrzeit gestellt ist. Aufgabe für die Nachteule: Heimkommen und Wecker ausschalten, bevor er klingelt. Wer''s nicht schafft hat Eltern auf den Fersen, die einen aus Notlagen befreien können (falls wirklich was ist) oder die dem Spross mächtig Ärger machen (wenn er''s bloß verbummelt hat). Wenn er''s schafft (bei uns bisher immer!) kann man als Eltern entspannt durchschlafen. Macht Spaß zu lesen.
Ein Highlight ist der Tip für besorgte Eltern von nachts ausgehenden Teenagern: Wecker am Nachttisch im Elternschlafzimmer (wir stellen ihn in den Gang), der auf die verabredete Heimkehrzeit gestellt ist. Aufgabe für die Nachteule: Heimkommen und Wecker ausschalten, bevor er klingelt. Wer''s nicht schafft hat Eltern auf den Fersen, die einen aus Notlagen befreien können (falls wirklich was ist) oder die dem Spross mächtig Ärger machen (wenn er''s bloß verbummelt hat). Wenn er''s schafft (bei uns bisher immer!) kann man als Eltern entspannt durchschlafen.
Macht Spaß zu lesen.
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