Shakespeare's Guide to Parenting

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Trust father of three William Shakespeare for all the advice you need for any parenting dilemma, in this witty and erudite guide—a handy collection of wisdom drawn from his most beloved works, from Hamlet to King Lear to Much Ado About Nothing.

With a series of cunningly extracted lines from his best-loved plays and sonnets, hilariously illustrated in a simple, almost child-like style, James Andrews proves once again that Shakespeare—expert on love, death, vanity, ambition, war, deceit, regret—is the font of all wisdom, including raising children.

Your thirsty toddler wakes you up at 3 a.m. Shakespeare describes your thoughts perfectly:

What cursed foot wanders this way tonight? (Romeo and Juliet)

Your child throws a temper tantrum, clinging to your legs. Shakespeare has the perfect response:

Vile thing, let loose, or I will shake thee from me like a serpent. (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

Your son throws a booze party, crashes the car, or commits some other vaguely humiliating infraction or minor illegal act. Shakespeare feels your pain:

Good wombs have borne bad sons. (The Tempest)

And for your fussy, ungrateful eater? Shakespeare has an answer:

I’ll make you feed on berries and on roots, and feed on curds and whey, and suck the goat! (Titus Andronicus)

Organized by periods of parenting hell—from the newborn nightmares to the teenage trials—Shakespeare’s Guide to Parenting is the perfect gift book for every literary parent or parent to be. If you want the last word with your children, nothing beats a quote from Shakespeare.

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William Shakespeare, expert on love, war, vanity, ambition, intrigue, regret, trickery, and . . . parenting?! Well, it appears that the father knew a thing or two about raising children. From Hamlet to King Lear to Romeo and Juliet to Much Ado About Nothing, little nuggets of parenting advice can be found throughout Shakespeare’s cherished plays. So forget your Dr. Spock and your Happiest Baby on the Block. Let the beloved Bard of Avon guide you through the pitfalls and pains of parenting instead.

Organized by the time periods of parenting hell—from newborn nightmares to teenage trials—Shakespeare’s Guide to Parenting offers a series of cunningly extracted and oddly germane lines that speak to modern-day parenting dramas, accompanied by hilarious illustrations, making this a must-have for both the literary and the legitimately desperate parent alike!

About the Author:

James Andrews is a British writer, satirist, and cartoonist. He has published three books, his most recent being a comical view of office life, and is a regular contributor to educational publications. He has written numerous articles for satirical websites. He was a teacher of geography, history, and English for thirteen years.

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