Shit Happens, Parenting Style

Shit Happens, Parenting Style

Cloth Diapers: Shit happens and then you scrape it.

Helicopter Parenting: Shit happens. Where? I’m on my way!

Young Dad: Shit happens. #gross.

Authoritarian Parenting. Shit happens. But not on my watch.

Nursing: Shit happens. And it’s liquidy and yellow.

Playful Parenting: Shit happens. Tickle, Tickle.

Permissive Parenting. Shit happens. Is that OK?

Cry It Out: Shit happens. Shh. They’ll get over it.

Tiger Mom: Shit happens. Now spell it!!!!

Free Range Parenting: Shit happens and my kids can handle it.

Elimination Communication: Shit happens, sometimes on my lap.

Hypnobirthing: Shit happens. Keep calm and keep breathing.

Simplicity Parenting: Shit happens and it makes for a nice playdough.

Adam Mansbach: Shit happened, so did pee, you’ve had two snacks and three drinks of water, now go the F**k to sleep!

Bill Cosby: Doody happens. Keep it clean, people.



Brian Leaf

About Brian Leaf

Brian Leaf is author of the forthcoming parenting memoir, Misadventures of a Parenting Yogi: Cloth Diapers, Cosleeping, and My (Sometimes Successful) Quest for Conscious Parenting. You can find him online at

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