whit honea, book, parents, parents' phrase book, parent, parenting, books, talk to kidsThe Parents’ Phrase Book By Whit Honea, Pisces Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Adams Media (January 18, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1440570744
ISBN-13: 978-1440570742 What do you say when your child gets caught in a fib? Or asks you about the birds and the bees? With The Parents’ Phrase Book, you no longer have to worry about coming up with the right response on the spot. Written by Whit Honea, a parenting expert1 whose advice has appeared on BabyCenter, Babble, and the Huffington Post, among others, this valuable guide provides you with the key language and tactics you will need to deal with a variety of parenting situations.Inside, Honea explains why his approach quickly resolves issues and why so many of the parenting phrases you hear on the playground may actually encourage children to misbehave. From tackling sibling rivalry to handling bullies at school, The Parents’ Phrase Book will help you connect with your child and address even the toughest parenting dilemmas with love, humor, and empathy.

Author Bio

Whit Honea was born in Tucson, Arizona and received his degree in creative writing at the University of Arizona. He spent a number of years in and around Seattle before moving to the Los Angeles area with his wife and two sons. His fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and his take on parenting has appeared in popular publications like Babble, BabyCenter, GeekDad, DadCentric, AOL, The Stir, CBS, Mom.Me, TODAY, CBS, STAND magazine, Parenting, and The Huffington Post. He served as the editor of the Dads & Families section on The Good Men Project and has been a guest on CNN, ESPN, Hallmark Channel and several radio programs.

Praise for The Parents’ Phrase Book

“Children can be like a foreign country, and this is the phrase book and guide book that adults need to navigate that landscape sensitively and effectively.” – Catherine Connors, Editor-in-Chief, Disney Interactive Family

The Parents’ Phrase Book shares [Whit’s] helpful insight into parenting in a way that is thought-provoking, heartwarming, and always entertaining.” – Ed Sanders, TV Host (Owner’s Manual, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition)

“Whit is…high on my list of people to ask for advice if I wasn’t sure how to deal with a parenting issue.” – Matt Blum, Editor-in-Chief,

The Parents’ Phrase Book is the go-to guide…for the wild roller coaster known as parenting.” – Mike Adamick, Author of Dad’s Book of Awesome Projects;

“No matter how much we study and experiment, our best efforts as parents get lost in translation…. This book is the closest thing we have to a ‘Dead Sea Scrolls’ for parenting.” – Charlie Capen, Author of The Guide to Baby Sleep Positions;


1 The term “expert” was insisted upon by the publisher in hopes of selling more books. Whit will deny the label with his dying breath. He prefers “antiexpert,” because it sounds so much cooler, even if he made it up.

If you are interested in an interview with Whit please use this contact form.

Twitter: @whithonea

The Parents’ Phrase Book is available on Amazon and wherever books are sold.


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