What the Heck Were You Expecting?: A Complete Guide for the Perplexed Father [NOOK Book]

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Everything you need to know about fatherhood -- but were afraid to ask!.

Why are all parenting books directed at mommies? Daddies need help, too. In fact, when you think about it, they may need more help than their naturally maternal mates do. They need guidance, comfort, and validation. They probably also need a good night's sleep, and they definitely need a good laugh.

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What the Heck Were You Expecting?: A Complete Guide for the Perplexed Father

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Overview

Everything you need to know about fatherhood -- but were afraid to ask!.

Why are all parenting books directed at mommies? Daddies need help, too. In fact, when you think about it, they may need more help than their naturally maternal mates do. They need guidance, comfort, and validation. They probably also need a good night's sleep, and they definitely need a good laugh.

        What the Heck Were You Expecting? provides month-by-month counsel for the spit-up covered, the sleep deprived, and the just plain peek-a-booed out, including such subjects as:What your wife might be complaining about (. . . anything she can think of)
What your above-average child may be doing (. . . paying attention to small objects)
What you might be concerned about (. . . the meaning of life)
A couple of things to say to let her know that you're caring, sensitive, and up on the required reading (. . . "Listen to this one: Statistics show that attendance at work is better among married men with children and spikes even higher among fathers of newborns. Quite a coincidence, huh?")

Thomas Hill, registered father and author of the best-selling What to Expect When Your Wife Is Expanding, answers every father's questions about:

ESPN as Edu-tainment
Horsy Knee Burn
Zen and the Art of Spoon-feeding
Basics of Crib Assembly
Nap Time . . . and How to Hide It from Your Boss
. . .among other topics.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Sticking to the irreverent style of his previous book, What To Expect When Your Wife Is Expanding (Andrews McMeel, 1993), Hill presents a roadmap of a baby's first year. His flippancy permeates every page, and his wit ranges from saucy (seven-month-olds may find reruns of The Jeffersons "somewhat predictable") to droll ("Answering the question `Have I got everything?' is easy; `Do you feel like a pack mule?' If not, you've forgotten something"). Sprinkled throughout is genuinely useful information on real issues like giving a bath. Readers will find these and many other helpful particulars in other child-rearing manuals, such as Arlene Eisenberg's ubiquitous What To Expect the First Year (Workman, 1996) or Jean Marzollo's Fathers & Babies (LJ 5/15/93). If Hill's first book was popular in your collection, by all means purchase it; however, public libraries that require something more on the serious side should consider this an optional or supplemental purchase. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307874702
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/2/2010
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • File size: 2 MB

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