Michael Crider

Michael Crider is the author of the highly acclaimed parenting book, The Guy’s Guide to Surviving Pregnancy, Childbirth and the First Year of Fatherhood (Da Capo Press) which was praised by the likes of Life Magazine and The Chicago Tribune, and it received Parent-to-Parent magazine’s Adding Wisdom Award for 2005. His follow-up, the humorous relationship guide entitled The Guy’s Guide to Dating, Getting Hitched and Surviving the First Year of Marriage (Da Capo Press), was released in 2007 to rave reviews in Publishers Weekly and the Library Journal. The Guy's Guide to Dating... was quickly followed up by the third in the series, entitled The Guy's Guide to Toddlers, Tantrums and Separation Anxiety (Yours, Not Your Kids) (Da Capo Press) in late 2007. Michael has been featured on hundreds of radio stations and television shows including The Rachael Ray Show, Insomniac with Dave Attell and CBS Sunday Morning.

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The Guy's Guide to Toddlers, Tantrums, and Separation Anxiety (Yours, Not Your Kid's!)

by Michael Crider

From sleeping through the night to discarding diapers, new parents focus on getting their kids to the next stage. Michael Crider was especially anxious for his son to grow up: He looked forward to fishing trips, to playing ball, and to training Ryan to be dad's designated driver! And then, something horrible happened: Crider got his wish, and the tot who could be silenced with a stuffed animal or a good burp had turned into a person who needed his parents less and less. From Ryan's first steps to his first ride on the school bus, Michael Crider's new Guy's Guide chronicles his feeble fatherly attempts to hang on to his little boy. Honest, heartwarming and hilarious, it gives new meaning to "be careful what you wish for!"

Published in Self Help/Advice