What parenting advice do you NEED?

The internet has flooded parents with a LOT of new parenting philosophies… but how do you know which ones are good… and which ones are VERY bad?

This week Bethany Mandel helps soon-to-be-mom Lyndsey Fifield navigate the waters—and provides some outstanding resources for moms and dads!

Helpful reading:

Happy Sleep Habits, Healthy Child: https://amzn.to/3iAy6IF

Be the Parent, Please: https://amzn.to/3odNo7L 

The Enchanted Hour, Meghan Cox Gurdon: https://amzn.to/3c0yz5K

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  1. Miffed White Male Member
    Miffed White Male

    My advice (have two boys, currently age 11 and 14) to new parents:  Relax.  No matter what you do, it’s probably wrong, and your kids will blame you for it.  As long as you at least teach them to avoid outright criminality, they’ll  most likely eventually turn out ok anyway. 

    I told my wife long ago, I have one goal for my kids, that they not turn out to be [redacted]holes.  Anything else is a bonus.


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  2. HankRhody Freelance Philosopher Contributor
    HankRhody Freelance Philosopher

    “We’ll put all these things in the show notes!” and in the background Max is thinking “At least they’re not talking about childbirth again.”

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  3. Stad Coolidge

    After we adopted our three girls, the best advice we got was, “Don’t worry about screwing things up raising your children.  You’re going to make mistakes now and then.  Just do the best job you can and hope for the best.”

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