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How Not to F*ck Up Your Kids Too Bad

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Narrated by: Stephen Marche
Length: 5 hrs
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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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Host Stephen Marche Gives Parenting Tips

"Parenting is actually dealing with people, and that's kind of what makes it unbearable — and glorious."
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Binge-worthy and ridiculously thoughtful.

I just loved this whole series of interviews.

It's so refreshing to think about Fatherhood specifically when thinking about parenting generally. Stephen is no regular podcaster working on the fly. Each episode feels like a personal essay in its flow. Its written as a story not a litany of facts, peppered with personal experience to keep it engaging. All the scariest topics- porn, cellphones, post-baby sex, time-spent etc. etc. are covered in ways that freaked me out then somehow reassured me that there were answers and solutions somewhere out there and that my kid, husband and myself are living through fantastic, messy and awkward times.

Totally the best podcast I've listened to in forever, what can I say...
Download this.
Enjoy.

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Loving this!

I love the male point of view! Well spoken, and honest. First episode done, I'm definitely in it for the long haul.

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Not what I expected

I as a father of two children expected a different approach to the narrative. It just wasn’t my cup of tea.

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heck yes!

loved it! funny and inspiring, as well as very personal. definitely worth the read, or reread

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Very interesting modern take on fatherhood.

A great list of topics to expand your thinking or kickstart the process on the role of the father in this modern era.

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Some pretty good advice

This is an Entertaining show, with some practical insights, that doesn't take itself too seriously.

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Listen, Laugh, Learn...

Thoroughly enjoyable, these series were extremely well put together, and offered not only great subject matter rounded out with real/authentic information backed by professionals, but delivered in a most awesome package of honesty and the perfect amount of humour...Stephen Marche is great!

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I missed the “fatherhood part”...

I am a mom and I totally misses that this was for dads. I decided to give it a go anyway and i’m glad I did. It was thoughtful and covered a variety of great topics. Highly recommend.

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Enjoyable and relatable

Enjoyable and relatable. Laughed out loud a few times! "It sounds like they're beating the sh*t out of each other... but I'm not yelling!"

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Modern and incredibly relevant

I honestly wish I could thank Marche and his producers in person for this exploration of modern fatherhood and its frank, well-researched, and generous discussion of 21st Century fatherhood.