Synopses & Reviews
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 anythingand 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.
The Book Your Children Don’t Want You to Read
How to Con Your Kid is the most useful (and sneakiest) parenting manual you’ll ever purchase. Within are hundreds of tips, techniques, and simple scams for getting your child to do exactly what you want—with your child none the wiser. For mealtime, bedtime, bathtime, and any other time of the day (or night), you’ll learn to:
• Get your kid to eat by playing on his possessiveness.
• Get your kid to bathe by “swimming” in the tub.
• Get your kid to talk quietly by whispering back.
• Get your kid to take medicine by pretending it’s superhero juice.
• Get your kid to sit still by playing “I Spy.”
And dozens more tricks of the parenting trade!
About the Author
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.