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Some guys will say they don’t read because it's boring. But, I’d like to find a man who isn’t the least bit intrigued by Big Daddy’s Rules.
Unlike that parenting book written by some professional, or specialist, with a list of degrees a mile long, which ultimately gives them the right to tell you how to raise your kids, this is straight out of the mouth of a dad. One who doesn’t pull any punches (well, unless you get fresh with his daughter I bet). He tells it like it is and isn’t afraid to make rules at home and lay down the law.
Steve’s book is about how he does parenting his way, and why it works. Think you're a pushover this month? Read this and next month you'll be a 'Big Daddy' in control.
A little rough sometimes, but so is he, Schirripa takes fathering to a new (but old fashioned) level. One I think I'm quite familiar with from my own father.
I’m not much for pushing books written by celebrities (Schirripa was Bobby on the HBO series The Sopranos and the father on The Secret Life of the American Teenager) but this is written by a big Italian guy who says no to his kids and who uses the words 'common sense and parenting' in the same sentence. I can’t help but support him.
And, he makes me look like a pussy cat.
When you’re afraid to be the boss at home, it will hinder the lessons your kids should be learning. So, buck up, grab this book and get ready for some light reading (with maybe a hint of heavy language).
My favorite rule in the book?
'The first rule is, I make the rules. I’m your father, not your friend. But I’m the best friend you’re ever going to have because nobody is going to care about you the way I care about you.' - Steve Schirripa