Calm the F*ck Down – the only parenting manual you’ll ever need

If parenting has left you feeling guilty, stressed-out and confused, then the author of Amazon’s best-seller, Calm the F*uck Down has some advice for you. What started as a simple blog post has been transformed into a parenting bible that preaches the latest lessons in parenting – the CTFD method.  Come and have a look inside the parenting book that is breaking the Internet and leaving parents of all types in stitches.

Most mums and dads know of the various parenting methods out there – attachment parenting, helicopter parenting, free-range parenting, minimalist parenting, authoritative parenting. But you may not have heard of the CTFD method.

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David Vienna is the father behind The Daddy Complex blog as well as the Calm the F*ck Down book and his message is hilariously accurate and clear: “Whichever way you choose to parent — your child will be fine (as long as you don’t abuse them, of course).”

His solution to real-life parenting problems, like the concern that your child embarrasses you in public or that he is not learning the alphabet as fast as his peers? Calm the f*ck down. Simple as that.

Unlike some of the other parenting books that have been written by doctors and professionals in the industry and based on years of research and studies, Vienna’s parenting bible is written from his six and a half years experience as a father to twin boys, Wyatt and Boone, although Calm The F*k Down does include advice from actual experts as well.

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Vienna, who lives in California with his wife and twin boys, assures us that his parenting method is valid. “You’ll find the pressure lifted and realise your child loves you no matter what, even if they’ve yet to master the alphabet.”

“You’ll also learn that whether or not you’re the best parent in the world, as long as you love your child, they’ll think you are and that’s what matters.”

This helpful how-to offers a nappy-load of practical advice and demonstrates that common sense can get you through most parenting dilemmas. It is as tongue-and-cheek as they come and blends authoritative and humorous in equal parts. You can get the book at

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