Crouching Father, Hidden Toddler: A Zen Guide for New Dads

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Chronicle Books, Apr 27, 2006 - Family & Relationships - 96 pages
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Crouching Father, Hidden Toddler contains the treasured wisdom that will help new dads master the Buddha-like patience required to be on the receiving end of projectile pureed spinach, sleep-deprived moms, and toys with Some Assembly Required. Experienced dad and aspiring guru C.W. Nevius expounds on the ancient concept of wu wei (i.e., going with the flow) as well as some handy tips picked up from kung fu movies. An array of short essays ponder on such koans as What is the sound of one child napping? Also revealed are such proven parenting techniques as apprenticing with a learned senseithat is, the father of a child who doesn't bite. Whimsical illustrations and a winning compact format make this a perfect gift for Father's Day and co-ed baby showers. Warm and encouraging, Crouching Father, Hidden Toddler provides the one necessity for any samurai facing a Mt. Fuji of diapers: laughter.

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User Review  - break - LibraryThing

In preparation for fatherhood I got this delightful little book from my own father at his last visit. The book contains 45 one-two page long advices for new dads. They are written in a humorous style ... Read full review

a very good buy

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i cant keep this book off my hand after reading the first page.... humorous practical poignant & down to earth approach to fatherhood... & parenting in general Read full review


samurai sleeping
the art of serenity and the sitter
the inner dialogue
the mighty virtue of a daughter and a dad
the mighty virtue of a son and a dad
the inner name
sports and wu wei

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C.W. Nevius writes about kids and families, among other things, in the San Francisco Chronicle . He lives in Northern California.

Beegee Tolpa is a Seattle-based graphic designer and illustrator.

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