Oh Boy, You're Having a Girl: A Dad's Survival Guide to Raising Daughters

Oh Boy You re Having a Girl A Dad s Survival Guide to Raising Daughters It s easy to imagine how you d raise a boy all the golf outings lawnmower lessons and Little League championships you d attend but playing dad to a little princess may take some education In Oh Boy

  • Title: Oh Boy, You're Having a Girl: A Dad's Survival Guide to Raising Daughters
  • Author: Brian A. Klems
  • ISBN: 9781440545450
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Paperback
  • It s easy to imagine how you d raise a boy all the golf outings, lawnmower lessons, and Little League championships you d attend but playing dad to a little princess may take some education In Oh Boy, You re Having a Girl, Brian, a father of three girls, shares his tactics for surviving this new and glittery world From baby dolls and bedtime rituals to potty trainingIt s easy to imagine how you d raise a boy all the golf outings, lawnmower lessons, and Little League championships you d attend but playing dad to a little princess may take some education In Oh Boy, You re Having a Girl, Brian, a father of three girls, shares his tactics for surviving this new and glittery world From baby dolls and bedtime rituals to potty training and dance recitals, he leads you through all the trials and tribulations you ll face as you re raising your daughter He ll also show you how to navigate your way through tough situations, like making sure that she doesn t start dating until she s fifty.Complete with commandments for restroom trips and properly participating in a tea party, Oh Boy, You re Having a Girl will brace you for all those hours playing house and psych you up for the awesomeness of raising a daughter who has you lovingly wrapped around her little finger.

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    1. I will first say that I laughed so hard while reading this book that I nearly pulled a muscle. I grew up with brothers, so I'm familiar with how odd "girly" seems to them. Now that I'm pregnant with our first child, a girl, it was hilarious when one of my husband's first questions was, "Why is there so much pink?" Klems breaks up the book into chapters divided by subject. Although the book is of the "how to" style, his stories and interpersonal thoughts are hysterical. My only objection was some [...]

    2. Another poor sports metaphor and I think I'll puke. Oh, and stop assuming your entire audience is a group of clueless meat-heads that has nothing but single friends with whom you used to participate in various forms of debauchery with.

    3. didn't know if I was laughing, crying or just nodding my head the whole way through this. Much more than accurate!

    4. Funny! Engaging! Written by a man, but wow, can I as a mom relate to all that he is saying about raising three girls!

    5. I ordered this book for my husband the day the ultrasound tech told us to expect a girl. While sitting together reading, he kept bursting out laughing and reading lines aloud. Since I knew I wouldn't be making any more progress in my book for a while, I asked him to read the whole thing to me. And so we devoured this book, reading much of it as part of our first Father's Day celebration. A few days later we were done, and oh how we enjoyed, "Oh, boy. You're having a girl!"The book was both enter [...]

    6. I was so excited to read this recently-released book, which was written by a college friend. I found myself laughing out loud on nearly every page, not only because I could visualize Brian and his family in each situation that he describes (having personally seen the bottomless bin of princess dresses at his house), but because in each chapter I also pictured my husband and his adventures in raising a daughter. It's a book to which all parents of young girls can relate. I can confidently say tha [...]

    7. Amazingly funny! I loved every single page. The humor and witty conversations had me going back to read passages out loud to the wife. I can not think of another book that made me laugh out loud so much. As a Dad of a 2 yo daughter and another daughter on the way I highly recommend!

    8. A must read for any dad expecting a daughter. Full of funny and true scenarios that I could imagine myself having. I found myself bookmarking several pages to refer back to when my daughter gets here.

    9. Absolutely hilarious. This is a great read for dads, moms, aunts, uncles and anyone looking for a good laugh. This book is both light-hearted and heart-felt. I highly recommend it.

    10. A very funny must-read for any dad or mom with a daughter. Several times while reading this book, I found myself laughing out loud. Well done! I'm hoping there is a follow-up book.

    11. All i can do is laugh! I could probably write a similar book, with subjects more closely related to my interests. However, watching television shows with my wife turned into long affairs of hitting the pause button while I recited lines that had me reduced to tears of laughter. I will definitely revisit the dad tips!

    12. An extremely funny book that had me laughing out loud lots! As the mother of two boys, this book helped me understand what ring a father of girls would be like. Highly recommend!

    13. Disclaimer: Brian Klems let me interview him for my blog (laelbraday), so I wanted to give an honest review of his book. I don't have children, so I don't normally read parenting books, not even humorous ones.Brian lays out thematic chapters on Disney, Dora, the color PINK, and so forth. Almost everything becomes somehow related to sports in convoluted, sometimes sexist, but generally humorous and inventive ways. There are silly quizzes, because why not? There are rules upon rules, because, well [...]

    14. As an, expecting father, I foud this to be a very funny and somewhat helpful book. Some of the advice will be helpful early on, like how to react to all of the pink my wife and I have been receiving. Some I'll have to use later on, like how to encourage her to play soccer and not do ballet. It's more of a funny guide, but one that I would recommend to anyone in my shoes.

    15. I don't have any issues with what the author says about raising girls. The issue I have is the way men are portrayed as fathers. Stereotypes are funny to an extent, but this book is excessive in how it stereotypes men as perpetual adolescents (reminiscent of Kimmel's 'Guyland'). If you're a white middle-class married man in the suburbs, perhaps more of these stereotypes are true. But beyond this demographic, these stereotypes detract from an otherwise funny and heartwarming book on fathering dau [...]

    16. I got this book as a Christmas present based on the fact that I've become the father to a daughter and am about to have my second daughter in 2017. I couldn't stop laughing while reading this book. If you have daughters, you should be able to totally relate to Klems. The book skews toward daughters when they are younger -- but, then again, so does your brain when you're plotting how to keep them little forever and save them from the world.

    17. Not very practical, but funny and affirming If you're looking for actual advice on parenting, look somewhere else. That being said, it's lots of fun, it reads like standup comedy, and it's reassuring and comforting for new dads that might be scared. One too many sports metaphors for me, but most guys dig that stuff.

    18. As a parent to be please don't waste your time. This book probably better served as a blog on a website format but does not translate over well into a book. There is nothing informative about raising a girl. I am sure the guy is a great Dad but I question the publishing of this book. I'm glad I just got it at the library.

    19. Heavy on the jokes. Good but not great.The Dora and Disney chapters look like good prep for the fateful day. The last 2 chapters were hilarious also but there was a lot of hit and miss with his jokes.

    20. A little noring for me. Maybe being from another culture, country and gender has something to do for not fully enjoying the book.

    21. not nearly as funny as he thinks he is. just keeps hitting on every male stereotype you've heard hundreds of times before, while still seeming somewhat uncomfortable that he had girls.

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