Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - How to Con Your Kid

Friday, February 24, 2012

Book Review - How to Con Your Kid

About the Book
Children bring boundless joy into your life. They also bring temper tantrums, stubborn moods, and 90-decibel fits of hysterical screaming. Think we’re exaggerating? Just try getting one to finish his dinner.

It’s time to spare the aggravation and take some action. How to Con Your Kid shows how parents can con their toddlers to do anything-and we mean anything. Want your kid to try broccoli? Serve her a plate of “baby trees.” Want her to take a bath? Put on a bathing suit and go “swimming” together.

From simple “short cons” to more elaborate, step-by-step scams, How to Con Your Kid features tricks and tips for the home, travel, school, daycare, and more.

Get your kid to help with chores by naming him “Mom’s Special Assistant.”
Get your kid moving by racing her to the corner.
Get your kid to share by suggesting he trade instead.

Plus, for those rare moments when everything fails, we’ve included two sheets of “bribe stickers”-guaranteed to transform the most terrible toddler into a well-behaved angel.

About the Authors

DAVID BORGENICHT, coauthor of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series, has two kids. He lives in Philadelphia.

JAMES GRACE, coauthor of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Golf, is the father of three young children. He lives outside Boston.

My Take on the Book
This was a fun book that gives parents some of the best ins and out on getting your kids to do what you want. I loved the format of the book and the sage advice that is provided in each section. The book is made to be practical and usable and there are many tips in each section so if something does not work, you can easily try something else! On top of this there are some great parody songs that are offered throughout the book that can make it fun too. For example "I've been working with my family" to the tune of "I've been working on the railroad". It is things like this that makes the book special and one I would highly recommend!

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