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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 (26 ratings)
Non-member price: $34.76
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Publisher's 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.

As an Audio Show - free for members - when you add How Not to F*ck Up Your Kids Too Bad to your library, you'll get all 10 episodes, each with a runtime of about 30 minutes.

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A good balanced view

Only able to find the last 3 episodes, I especially enjoyed the talks on porn and mobile phone. A well balanced view with nice personal touches.

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What gives?

Hugely enjoyed the episodes I could download (3) but then no option to download any more? Also no option to purchase. This is very misleading and unsatisfactory approach to giving out 'freebies'. Tried this with other stories and same result who on earth would want later episodes in a story with no opportunity to get the others????

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relevant and relatable.

relevant and relatable. really enjoyed its approach. now we need an aussie one and more topics to be covered.

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Relatable and funny

From the very first episode I couple relate to the experiences being discussed. it was great to hear a no-bs podcast for father's. Love it and hope there's more to come!

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Humbling, interesting, thought provoking

I really enjoy this podcast style narrative of so many different topics, some taboo, some not, some I'd never thought about.
It's interesting to see how others think and how they try and shelter their kids from the past, which I see as a way to doom them to repeat it.

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  • jez
  • 02-11-2018

Great down to earth guide to parenting

If you are precious I doubt this book is for you! This is a great look at parenting in the modern world. I love how Stephen looks at a subject, gets all the info and provides an actual opinion!

Well worth the listen for any parent

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  • Ms. N. E. Moore
  • 01-12-2018

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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  • Alain Desmier
  • 05-07-2018

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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  • GrimWeeper
  • 27-07-2018

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-12-2018

Awful

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

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  • Erin M
  • 04-10-2018

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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  • Szilvia Barany
  • 29-09-2018

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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  • Alexandros Roumeliotis
  • 18-04-2019

A good one for basics. I

I enjoyed the conclusions but the story is all over the place. But a good one overall

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  • Mr. J J
  • 03-04-2019

A guide to Modern Fatherhood

Loved all the episodes. I have 8 months old and these questions were always coming to my mind. Steven Marsh and the team answered all of those nicely.

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  • zdm
  • 08-03-2019

Excellent. Can I have more please?

Really great. Enjoyed all of it. Can you do more by this guy? I binge listened

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  • Lynsey
  • 07-03-2019

Excellent ! Down to earth , makes you laugh

These audio books have really helped me with how I parent , I am a mother and it’s great to get a mans view on his childrens upbringing and it’s great to hear the experts aswell , always makes me laugh too , Steven is a great guy seems very genuine too