Win An Autographed Copy Of Guide To Pirate Parenting,

CONTESTS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS | | June 10, 2009 at 9:16 pm



Parenting books (seem to) target women to a large extent. It might be that reason that men don’t read them, or maybe they just do directions (or instructions). Ok, no arguing on that point as it is Father’s Day is fast approaching. In enters Tim Bete, author of Pirate Parenting,  with his fresh approach to parenting. Bring the kids up like pirates and solve all your problems. Now which dad would not like to see his kids as pirates? Personally the only pirate Mommy Niri has ever liked is Johnny Depp, and even him she  was dying to shower and shave, but again this is for the guys.  Before you even get started, find your pirate name and then look at just a few wonderful reasons to convert your brat to a pirate.

  1. When other parents hear you’re raising your children as pirates, they’ll stop asking you to volunteer at school.
  2. You’ve always preferred the title “Captain” to “Mommy” or “Daddy.”
  3. Your children already smell like pirates, so the transition will be easy.

Now thought I felt, at first, this may not be my cup of tea, I was rolling in laughter. There is a clear breakdown of every parenting topic you can think of – weaning from the bottle to potty training. Do you know someone who could do with a good laugh? You can get the free e-book or win an autographed copy here at Mommy Niri. What a perfect Father’s Day gift.

How to enter the contest?

It is easy to enter the contest by following the guidelines below. The contest closes on the Saturday, 20th June. Winner will be chosen by

Leave a comment about what you look for in parenting books (“count me in” type comments will not count). Make sure that you entered the correct contact details. To earn extra entries, after you have left a comment, do one of the following, but make sure you leave a separate comment entry for each extra thing you do. This gives you additional ways to win the contest:

  • Subscribe to Mommy Niri (and verify the subscription to be valid) and leave a separate comment that you did. Already a subscriber (thank you) then leave a comment stating you are
  • Tweet about this contest with hashtag #mommyniri-pirate and leave a comment that you did so. People with no followers do not count. For example : @mommyniri Win The Guide to Pirate Parenting at #mommyniri-pirate.
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    hminnesota says:

    I have a younger one, who has very explosive brain, so how to handle , that is one of the things I look in books. And in general, I look for how to discipline them and how to teach them to respect.

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    Pam says:

    I look for books that fit with my parenting philosophy (ie., I’m not good at letting my kids “cry it out” for hours at night) and offer practical suggestions. Some of the books I’ve come across have tips that we would not be able to do or as 2 working parents, would not have the time to do.

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    Pam says:

    I subscribe/follow via google reader.

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    barbara wright says:

    I look for parenting books that have chapters in them that I can relate to. For example, both of my kids are incredibly smart according to school testing (they told me that my son is 1 in 10,000), so I look for books that have a blurb about “dealing with the exceptionally smart child”.
    If the book sounds like a rehash of every other parenting book I’ve read, I skip it.

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    shannon Baas says:

    I look for ideas for discipline.

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    susan varney says:

    common sense

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    Renee C says:

    I look for books that accept that there is no one “right” way to parent.

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    marge mckoen says:

    I look for books to build self esteem

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    Pamela S says:

    Oh my God!! Who thinks of these things? LOL I have a son who is pirate obsessed!! We have all kids of pirate books, pirate clothes, hooks, swords, eye patches, etc! He’d think it was so funny if I got this book about raising him as a pirate. OMG. I’m laughing out loud at this!!

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    MRS.MOMMYY says:

    i look for books that are real- not looking like they are written by people who have nanies who raise the kids yet they know it all about parenting- I want a real parents point of view and not sugar coating

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    Jennifer M says:

    I look for creative ideas and engaging to read.

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    Erika says:

    I look for tips and ideas that are real and not built for the “perfect” family in a polly-anna world.

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    jan koontz says:

    just to cool

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    beth shepherd says:

    I would love to win this. I look for true advice and tips. Nothing too off the wall and to understand nothing is easy. Thank you for the chance

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    Gabriel J. says:

    Great read, great contest!

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    Kristyn Martin says:

    I look for books written by “real” people. I want tips and advise from people who are real like me and have actually “been there and done that!”

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    Marianna says:

    There has to be some humor in a parenting book or I lose interest rapidly!

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    Marianna says:

    I follow on twitter @mannabsn

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    Erma says:

    I look for books that fit my kids age.

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    katie says:

    I look for parenting books with an interesting and unique point of view :)

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    katie says:

    I follow on Blogger!

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    Ed Nemmers says:

    A perspective of humor!

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    Melanie says:

    I look for a bit of humor.
    Sometimes parenting books are a bit too serious.

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    gloria says:

    I look on how to control my kids.

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    Renee G says:

    I look for practical, insightful ideas by real parents.


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    Carolyn Ireland says:

    I look for experience-based advice on how to deal with real situations.

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    kathy pease says:

    I LOOK FOR SOMETHING THAT covers a broad range of topics because raising kids has a broad range of questions :)

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    kathy pease says:

    following on twitter klp1965

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    kathy pease says:

    following your blog as klp1965
    kathy l pease

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    Gianna says:

    I always look for humor and common sense advice :)

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    Brittany Rebello says:

    In a parenting book, I just hope to find useful facts and ideas that I didnt know before.

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    Brittany Rebello says:

    I subscribe

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    Brittany Rebello says:

    I follow on twitter @deadmonkeys90

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    Brittany Rebello says:

    I tweeted @Deadmonkeys90

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    Timothy Sternberg says:

    I subscribe/follow via google reader.

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    Barbara Rawe says:

    I look for honest to goodness tips on rearing my children to be respectful of traditions but also to think things out and act accordingly. Thanks.

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    this would be great

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    Lily Kwan says:

    I look for easy to understand information in parenting books.

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    Lily Kwan says:

    I subscribed to your blog.

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    Lily Kwan says:

    I follow you on Facebook.