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Science of Parenthood (Book) Review

 
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4/ 5


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A humorous book that lets you laugh at the many trials of parenthood.

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Geared a bit more towards parents of younger children.


Final Fiendish Findings?

“Thoroughly unscientific explanations for utterly baffling parenting situations” For anyone who has ever thought “Fine parenting is a science”, we have just the book for you.  Blending the fine art of deadpan humor with colorful illustrations and graphs, Science of Parenthood simultaneously amuses and comforts. As you read about such conditions as mess related myopia […]

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Posted September 17, 2015 by

 
Full Fiendish Findings...
 
 

“Thoroughly unscientific explanations for utterly baffling parenting situations”

For anyone who has ever thought “Fine parenting is a science”, we have just the book for you.  Blending the fine art of deadpan humor with colorful illustrations and graphs, Science of Parenthood simultaneously amuses and comforts. As you read about such conditions as mess related myopia (the inability of kids to actually *see* the mess you want them to pick up) or peekaboo fever (the ridiculously high fever that magically disappears as soon as you get to the doctor’s office), you’ll at least feel mollified by the evidence that other parents suffer through the same struggles.

Science of Parenthood is set up much like your favorite textbook (what? Everyone has a favorite textbook, right?).  There are tons of great charts and graphs exploring everything from whether you should have another baby to play date compatibility. And though a lot of the material is generally geared towards parents of younger children, there is some angsty teenager references in there as well (and we can certainly look back at the younger kid stuff to laugh a little easier than we might have been able to when in the trenches). There are also sections for the major sciences – biology, chemistry, physics – along with some basic scientific laws of parenting that are essential to learn.

Science of Parenthood is a book that lets you laugh at the oh-so-many challenges in parenting today. Whether you’re a soon-to-be parent looking ahead, an exhausted trooper with three kids under five, or sending the kids off to middle school in the morning, each humorous page is a fun reminder that you are not alone – and that when things get rough, it’s far better to just laugh at it all.


Amy

 
U.S. Senior Editor & Deputy EIC, @averyzoe on Twitter, mother of 5, gamer, reader, wife to @macanthony, and all-around bad-ass (no, not really)