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Dad Rules: A Simple Manual for a Complex Job

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We all know kids don't come with a manual and so far there s no app for fatherhood, but that doesn't mean you should parent empty-handed. Whether you're a dad to tots or teens, these simple but effective rules are here to help. Now you can apply the essential basics great fathers rely on every day and finally feel like you've earned that World's Best Dad mug.
Paperback, 112 pages
Published April 10th 2012 by Cedar Fort
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Apr 03, 2012 Leisy rated it it was amazing
fabulous guide for parents- not just dads! Although I do love rule #46- "consult your wife on what to say". The book is super easy to read because it's all broken up into simple and short 'rules' to live by! There are also lots of great resources (website suggestions, ideas, etc) that I can use NOW to positively impact my parenting :) great book!!
Jun 14, 2012 Simon rated it really liked it
This is a fun little book to read! It has 81 short pieces of advice for dads served in a friendly, funny and no-nonsense way. The quotes that accompany each one are inspiring. I'll keep it at hand for when I need a boost of motivation to keep on trying to be a great dad!
Apr 02, 2012 Annie rated it it was amazing
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So fun yet so wise! This is written in easy to read byte-size words of wisdom. This will be a great father's day gift for all the dads in my life.
Apr 04, 2012 Gaylene rated it it was amazing
This would be an awesome gift to buy a dad-to-be. So many great ideas inside this quick read. And I'm pretty sure even moms like me should be living by these rules too...
Mar 08, 2012 Chris rated it really liked it
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We've got about one month until Father's Day which makes the timing of this book very appropriate. Depending on the relationship you have with your own dad, giving him this book could earn a variety of different reactions. Rest assured, this book is neither preachy nor condescending and any father should be able to pick this up and read with the tone and spirit in which it's intended.

As the author, Treion Muller, points out in the introduction, there aren't any perfect parents, there's no set o
Jul 31, 2012 Breck rated it liked it
It was alright. Each page is a different pointer/"rule" on how to be better Dad. Most of them were pretty obvious to me ("Show affection with your kids", "Plan on changing lots of diapers"), but may not be as obvious to others. Still, there were a few rules here and there that made me think. Mostly it served as a daily reminder to think about what I could do to be a better dad.
Nick Schroeder
Jun 25, 2012 Nick Schroeder rated it really liked it
Received this book as part of a Goodreads giveaway. Some great stuff here. Any dad would benefit from reading this book. I was glad to see that I am already doing a lot of the things from the book, but I came away with a good many more that I can improve on.
Aug 13, 2012 Tina rated it really liked it
I liked that it wasn't an indepth, heavy child rearing book but fun, quick and to the point. I especially liked the "what dads should do" section of the book. I think all rules here apply to moms too.
Wendy Jessen
Mar 18, 2013 Wendy Jessen rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All dads!
Great manual for dads--this is one set of instructions dads really should follow!
Apr 04, 2012 Melissa rated it it was amazing
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Awesome book for all you dads or soon to be dads our there!

I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads.
May 09, 2012 Karen rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. Very insightful and right on. I've seen the author in action with his kids, and he lives by these rules. He is the "favorite" uncle to my kids!
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Apr 05, 2012 Helen rated it liked it
Cute little booklet.Definitely got the #1 rule right!
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Are you a dad?
If you said, yes, read this book.
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