"Smart, audacious and often hilarious. Takes everything you thought you knew about parenting and turns it on its ear." - Jennifer Jason Leigh


    “I love this book!” my 5-year-old daughter Jules exclaimed at the bookstore holding up a book called No, David! “Can we buy it?” “How do you know it?” I asked thinking Hmm! A book called No, David! by a man named David … Nothing quite piques my interest like someone looking back at their [...]

“No Sweetie!” Scene 2 in the life of a fun little word

  I love my friend Warren. He’s kind. He’s thoughtful. He’s good at his job. He works hard. And he cares. While he excels at almost everything he does, being a limit-setting parent isn’t his forté. And it’s no surprise. He got fucked by a slew of totally inadequate parents himself. And God bless him, [...]

“NO!”: Scene 1 in the life of a lovely little word

I was trying to buy some ribbon at a notions shop (crazy name!) in downtown LA, but couldn’t because the woman at the head of the line couldn’t make up her mind. “Could I just see the gold ribbon again? And that polka dot grogain?  Do you have enough of this one?…Hmm, I’m not sure, [...]

“NO!!” a brief introduction to a fun little word

“A parent once asked me what I would do with a child who has drawn on the wall, and whether I should punish him I answered, ‘I would punish the parents.’” — MAGDA GERBER — About five years ago, when our first child was only six months old, John and I were out to dinner [...]