My Bad Parent

Do As I Say, Not as I Did

By Troy Osinoff
(Perigee Trade, Paperback, 9780399161605, 176pp.)

Publication Date: October 24, 2012

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No parent is perfect. But let’s just say some need more guidance than others.

My Bad Parent is a reminder of the lesson all parents will unavoidably pass down: Do as I say, not as I do. With full-color candid photos and wry captions, this book exposes the least effective techniques for raising healthy, balanced children. It chronicles the high adventure of raising a child to adulthood, or at least until the kid can do a keg stand all by himself.

My Bad Parent tackles the toughest issues in modern parenting, including:

• The number of feet in the air it is permissible to launch a child

• The proper size paint bucket used as a motorcycle’s sidecar

• The right time to introduce a toddler to the exciting world of political extremism

• What’s better for a toddler—a standard or a retractable leash?

About the Author

Troy Osinoff is a publishing entrepreneur whose websites have been featured in media outlets, including the Huffington Post, Yahoo! News, and Comedy Central. He has appeared as a guest on radio and television shows around the world, including Dr. Phil. Visit his website at

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