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How Not to F*ck Up Your Kids Too Bad

Narrated by: Stephen Marche
Length: 5 hrs
4.5 out of 5 stars (198 ratings)

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Summary

From Audible Originals, How Not to F*ck Up Your Kids Too Bad is an irreverent 10-part guide to modern fatherhood. In each episode, author and Esquire columnist Stephen Marche tackles tough questions that every parent faces. From how and why to stop yelling at your kids to how to share your favorite books (especially when they are a little racist) to how to talk to your kids about pot - follow as Stephen engages real dads and experts on the thorny questions that parents face today.

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A Guide to Fatherhood

Host and dad Stephen Marche discusses being a parent
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"I guzzled all 10 episodes in a week, and keep recommending it to my friends." (Daily Telegraph)

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Absolutely spot on

Every episode was utterly engrossing, true and funny. I'm a dad of a two year old daughter and the stuff on sex, on screens, on anxiety on being a father, on roles of masculinity in 'traditional' families, and on just being there, around, as a dad. This is all stuff i've thought about to myself but never dreamed I could hear other people describe. There is a bizarre code of secrecy when it comes to Dads sharing this sort of thing, and this series absolutely brings it out. The team should be commended for making such a thoughtful and entertaining podcast.

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Irreverent and Hilarious - A Must for Modern Dads!

This is a brilliant podcast for modern Dads. You may not relate with all of the topics but it is likely you will with the majority. Stephen is brutally honest about the trial and tribulations he has faced in Fatherhood and there are frank discussions with experts and other parents who have dealt with similar issues. All in all a very valuable use of your time for all parents. Thoroughly recommended.

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Lost in translation

I downloaded this as a free item for a bit of light relief.
From a UK perspective a lot of what is discussed is lost on me. There’s a chapter on choosing the right name for your child for example, where the couple are so incapable of choosing a name they employ a baby naming consultant. Considered pretentious here.
Another chapter, my dad the porn star really doesn’t apply to many fathers does it?
I found it all rather American appropriate than generic to fathers everywhere. Gained nothing from listening to it.

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Awful

Was like listening to a group of men in the pub, talking entire nonsense. Save your ears.

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Great listen for any parent

I didn't realise this was aimed at men and so the first few minutes of the first show nearly had me reaching for the delete button. But I was intrigued so carried on listening. I am so glad I did because this is a great series. Funny and honest, the show takes you through topics such as pot and pornography and answers those questions you probably didn't know you wanted answers to. The episode about choosing a name got me thinking for hours afterwards and spurred many a conversation amongst my social groups. I found the topics really made me engage on a basic level and then the seed of thought carried on growing for ages afterwards. Not life-changing but a definite must listen.

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I don't know, really

Sounds like a podcast, not like a book. The topic is interesting though, but the performance is not giving the audiobook appearance that I was expecting. If I want to listen to something like this, I find a real podcast, and not waste s credit with this. Sorry, absolutely not what I expected.

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Refreshing look at parenting

I enjoyed each episode, though they are targeted at parents of older children,. Perhaps closer to teenagers in age. Steve takes a fun but factual look at a number of important and not often discussed subjects. We'll worth a listen just to reflect on how I as a parent would tackle these issues

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Entertaining with ok advice

I enjoyed the narration and discussions and while the advice was good, most of it is just common sense. Still there were numerous entraining anecdotes.

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too much SJW patriarchy talk for me.

some of it was genuinely entertaining but the SJW talking points such as patriarchy and multi-culty ruined it for me. suggested follow-on chapter: the danger of SJW's on children

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The best thing I listened on Audible

The author is charismatic. The interviews he does are fun. Parents problems exposed in a very non-boring way conpared to other books