The Single Dad's Guide to the Galaxy

The Single Dad's Guide to the Galaxy : Parenting in the Real World

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'I've experienced all the different roles you have to play when there's nobody else around: a parent, a dad, a father, a stand-in mum, a confidant, always a butler or maid, a teacher and, most crucially, a friend.'

In this enlightening but also very practical book, Roger McEwan shares the lessons he's learned from years as a solo dad.

It is not, he insists, a self-help book. But amidst the rich, always fascinating, often hilarious experiences of his times with his two children are dozens and dozens of useful pieces of advice for parents - from developing a great relationship with your ex (if you can) to letting the children pick the clothes they want to wear, teaching them to cook, and acknowledging that changing a toilet roll is too complex for anyone under the age of eighteen to understand.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 153 x 230 x 14.22mm | 367.41g
  • Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • English
  • 0473392321
  • 9780473392321
  • 876,944

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"The small chunk chapters range from the practical - childcare, domesticity, school, money, friends - to the more nitty gritty, dating, fashion, fitness and fatness and what to do when the kids hit puberty. McEwan bravely takes you through his life with the unabashed intention of letting his reflections bounce back to the reader, so they too can look at themselves."

The Manawatu Standard

"The Single Dad's Guide to the Galaxy is perfect for anyone who'd appreciate some wise advice on the reality of that most difficult of all undertakings: being a parent."

North & South Magazine (Sept 2017)

I was expecting to read "The Single Dad's Guide to the Galaxy: Parenting in the Real World by Roger McEwan" within a few days but I caught myself reading a few chapters over and over because of the wealth of information resonated with me because I am also sharing the duties of raising a child under two roofs.

Damien Black - Author of Life of a Bastard Series
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