Wise (ish) Words For New Parents – because humour is essential. The Book of Everyone Giveaway

*this is a collaborative post, and giveaway. All opinions are our own*

As a mother entering into her 12 th year of parenting, with a background in children’s
nursing, and having also worked with parents for a long time, I don’t regard myself as an
expert in parenting, but I do feel like I do know a thing or two, learned mostly the hard way,
through life experience.

One thing I do know for sure is that as a parent, you need to have and retain your sense of
humour.

When you are handed that beautiful baby, after they are born, you are kind of expected to
just know what to do, and get on with parenting, and it’s the start of a long, sometimes fun,
sometimes challenging journey as you learn what works and what doesn’t. You have
moments where you wonder what on earth you have signed up for, and moments of pure
joy. Sometimes it seems really easy and fun and other times you will wonder if having a cat
and some plants in pots would have been more sensible that being responsible for the life
of small human that you don’t actually understand!

My one piece of fundamental advice for any new parents is “you are doing ok, remember to
keep a sense of humour about it all, sometimes all you can do is laugh”

The Book of Everyone who create lovely, heart-warming, personalised
books to suit all occasions which are perfect gifts when you are looking for something fun
but unique to give someone have come up with the perfect book for new parents.
Wise (ish) Words for New Parents is written specially for those who are starting out on the
parenting road, with gentle humour, some lovely sayings and some fun parenting truths,
that anyone who is a parent, will appreciate and it’s the perfect gift to give to someone who
has just had a baby, or is just about to, or for someone with a baby, who is learning that
parenting is probably not what they thought it would be.

The book is beautifully presented and illustrated and can be personalised to the parents you
intend to give it to. It would make a great baby shower gift, too. It’s that little bit different
from the usual welcome a baby gifts people give and get, and can be kept to be looked at
and laughed over for years to come. I am a big fan of humorous parenting books, and have a
whole shelf of them in our bathroom, which keep guests and visitors amused, and this is
one I would definitely treasure and add to that collection.

I don’t have a new baby any more, but I can tell any new parent that no matter what you feel, it will be ok. I have managed to get mine into the tweenage years, we have survived and so far so good, and it’s a fun but worthwhile adventure, we promise!

We are delighted to be able to offer our readers the chance to win a copy of Wise(ish)
Words for New Parents for themselves, either to keep or to gift to a new parent.

To enter all you need to do is share in the comments some wise advice you would give to a
new parent. It can be sensible or humorous but we definitely want to hear it. 
Then click on the link and complete your entry.

Win a personalised copy of Wise (ish) Words for New Parents from the Book of Everyone

Good luck, we look forward to hearing some wise and or fun parenting tips!
This closes on 10th December 2018.

Three winners will be chosen and will be given a code to order a copy of a customised book. 

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31 comments on “Wise (ish) Words For New Parents – because humour is essential. The Book of Everyone Giveaway
  1. Susan B says:

    Listen to your children – really listen. Otherwise you may miss something important.

  2. Margaret Gallagher says:

    Make the kids think its all their own idea – self confidence boost at it’s best

  3. Solange says:

    Schedule in lots of unstructured playtime, preferably outside.

  4. Ruth Harwood says:

    Tease and laugh with your kids, it makes your relationship stronger!

  5. Natalie Crossan says:

    I definitely think playing along is always a good idea – a wise person once said to me, if a child hands you an invisible phone – ANSWER IT!

  6. Lisa Tang says:

    Just go along with what your children are saying sometimes (I do anyway) as I can’t always understand them lol

  7. Kelly Knowles says:

    Enjoy every minute, before you know it, children are stealing your perfume, and fitting in your shoes, may childhood fun, protect them from the bad, and cherish family time!

  8. Amy Bondoc says:

    everyone is different, goes with what feels right for you

  9. Katie B says:

    Be patient!

  10. Fiona Johnstone says:

    Always eat what they have made, even if it’s grey.

  11. Louise says:

    Give them your time its more precious then anything you can by

  12. Catherine Whetton says:

    Listen to your children and they will always tell you the truth

  13. Rich Tyler says:

    Wine is every parents friend!

  14. Naomi Smith says:

    When you can’t find your kids in the house, turn your internet off. They’ll soon come running. 🙂

  15. Claire Nutman says:

    My two toddlers spotted ahead, two female nuns coming towards us, my little boy blurted out, Mommy, are they penquins?…. So funny and embarressing !

  16. Geri Gregg says:

    Babies are not clingy for wanting hugs you can’t “spoil” them with hugs!

  17. Ren Taylor says:

    Always say good morning and goodnight xx

  18. hannah igoe says:

    Don’t let your kids muscle in on your hugs with your partner

  19. Clifford Sherwood says:

    Do what you think is right

  20. Laura Turner says:

    When my two say they can’t sleep, I turn it into a game and tell them to stay awake as long as they (in their beds). If they stay awake all night they can have icecream for breakfast. It takes the pressure off them not being able to nod off so they invariably relax and drop off straight away.

  21. ro day says:

    Listen to your gut.

  22. jo liddement says:

    Listen to your children’s ideas and opinions and make sure that they learn to listen to other’s too.

  23. Katie Witherington says:

    trust yourself

  24. janine atkin says:

    enjoy your kids. they soon grow up!

  25. Ollie Randolph says:

    On Christmas day, set the clocks back an hour. The kids will think they’re up at 6 but it’ll actually be 7.

  26. James Donovan says:

    Talk to your children like they are adults. Tell them facts on a daily basis. Kids are sponges and absorb so much information. I love having conversations with my daughter on the way home from school where we discuss what she has been taught, and go a bit deeper into it.

  27. Diana says:

    Have fun with them, tell jokes to each other and laugh 🙂

  28. Carol Boffey says:

    always try to have fun

  29. Stef says:

    Trust your instincts and don’t put yourself under undue pressure

  30. Kirsteen Mackay says:

    Patience, laughter and understanding all help strengthen your relationship with your children.

  31. Tee Simpson says:

    My wisest tip is pick your battles. Not ever one is worth the drama