Unsolicited Parenting Tip #5 (and Day 6 of 7+ Giveaways)

Dec 20 2013

From time to time I offer unsolicited, but important, parenting tips. Not to toot my own horn, but these tips will probably change your life.

Unsolicited Parenting Tip #5:
sounds similar to,
but is not the same as,

So BEFORE you take your 1st graders to task for hollering, “TAKE THAT, BASTARDS” at the video game over and over (and over and over),

And BEFORE you turn off said video game mid-play,

And BEFORE you sit down with the Stern Look and provide a rather loooong winded explanation about what, exactly, a bastard is, and why, exactly, it’s inappropriate to call someone that, EVER, even an inanimate video character,

And BEFORE you talk eloquently and with passion about your family’s respect for ALL PEOPLE and honoring their stories of origin,

And BEFORE you mention that if you hear your boys using language like Bastard again, there will have to be Serious Consequences,

You MIGHT want to double check what they were saying.

In conclusion,


Nailed it. 


P.S. If you ever need anyone to define the word Bastards for you, my 7-year-olds can help you out.


Today is Day 6 of 7+ Giveaways!
(Day 5 is still accepting entries: click here.)

I invited the 5 Kids Blog advertisers (see the column to your right) to join me for 7 (or more!) days of giveaways. CHECK BACK for a NEW GIVEAWAY EVERY DAY. 

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This is not one of those books. This is Judd Goobey. And today, father/daughter author/illustrator duo, M. Tompson and Paige Lane, are giving away two copies.


Packed with thirty disgustingly hilarious poems and deftly uproarious illustrations, Judd Goobey: Less Artsy More Fartsy explores the rich and universal culture of childhood in its purest and funniest form.

Winners may pick Kindle or paperback format. 

Would your little ones love a book bursting at the seams with stinky, crusty, gassy comedy gold? Judd Goobey is available for $9.99 paperback and $4.99 e-book for KindleiPad and nook.

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Wendy and Cherish, winners of the Judd Goobey book!

TO ENTER: Leave a comment on this blog post by 11:59pm (Pacific Time on Friday, December 20th. One entry per person, please. A winner will be selected using a random number generator and posted on Saturday.

This giveaway is open to international participants. International shipping provided by me.

Note: The 5 Kids Blog advertisers provided no additional compensation for these giveaways. Paige Lane is paying for the cost of the giveaway and U.S. shipping. She paid me for her ad only, and this just seemed like a fun way to work together for your benefit. OK? OK.