It’s hard to see the wood for the trees when you’re parenting, and it sure doesn’t help when you’re being bombarded with information on how you’re failing because you haven’t got the right baby carrier, or because you didn’t ask the ‘right’ questions when you were checking out day care…or because you’re leaving your child in daycare, shock, horror!

These parenting help guides are awesome because they tell it how it is and actually give realistic and funny advice. I’ll be updating the list as I find more people that tell it like it is!

  1. Duct Tape Parenting – Vicki Hoefle

The duct tape isn’t for the kids, by the way. It’s for you! A great way to position yourself as a parent. I found the metaphorical duct tape a life saver.

Duct Tape Parenting: A Less Is More Approach to Raising Respectful, Responsible, and Resilient Kids

2. Politically Incorrect Parenting, The Modern Family Survival Guide – Nigel Latta

Funny and easy to follow. Also, Nigel Latta has the ability to make you feel that the craziness in your house is totally normal and to be expected…plus some tips to stay sane. His series on teenagers is amazing.
Politically Incorrect Parenting: Before Your Kids Drive You Crazy, ReadThis!