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‘Teen Mom’ Farrah Abraham’s New Children’s Book Teaches Toddlers How to Manipulate Mommy

by Lindsay Mannering on December 6, 2012 at 1:40 PM

passy perfumeTeen Mom Farrah Abraham is one prolific lady. The reality star and mom to 3-year-old Sophia has written a memoir about how her teenage dream has ended, and now, she's penned a children's book about her daughter's epic journey to give up her pacifier. Entitled Passy Perfume, the book isn't about teaching girls to be gracious about inevitable flatulence, though, come on, with a title like that, what did you expect me to think, and is instead about Farrah's decision to bribe the binky out of Sophia's cold, hard talons.

Evidently, Farrah told Sophia that she could get a bottle of perfume if she handed over the pacifier. Either this book teaches toddlers mad bargaining skills, or it teaches toddlers that you get rewarded with pretty presents when you wear. Mommy. Down.

Now, I'm not a parenting expert, but perfume? For a toddler? Might as well give her some red nail polish and sit her on a white rug. Sounds like a smelly disaster waiting to happen, but really, OK, that's neither here nor there.

I guess the issue at hand is whether or not the book teaches a valuable, worthwhile lesson. Seeing as the book drops next week, I can't speak to exactly how the story goes, but it sounds like, in the end, after some shared misery, Sophia gets a gift for putting up a hard fight.

And you know, I don't think I'd want to read that story to my toddler. I feel like I'd say "the end," and they'd just look up at me with disgust and resentment since they didn't get squat for obeying Mommy and Daddy's strict pacifier embargo.

Maybe the book would've been better had it been about a girl's tale of farting.

Would you read Passy Perfume to your toddler?


Photo credit Kacie VandenHull

Filed Under: celeb moms, discipline, teen mom


  • silve...


    December 6, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    actually I know many parents who do this to get their children to give up certain objects. i am sure you as an author has bribed your children before

  • LSeab...


    December 6, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    I am totally guilty of bribery. WHen you are at your whits end you dont care. The authors for The Stir are some darn perfect parents.

  • ImaSo...


    December 6, 2012 at 2:11 PM
    Is anyone really going to one of the teen moms for parenting advice?
  • guest24
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    December 6, 2012 at 2:40 PM
    Since when do small children get presents for following direction? Mom says big kids dont use pacifiers. Mom puts up with angry kid for a few days. Life goes on. The end.
  • Julia B.
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    Julia B.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:03 PM
    I can not get past the title of this book. She couldn't think of any other cute words... come on. The "a" in Passy could be mistaken for a "u" with that font, which is a whole other story.
  • chigi...


    December 6, 2012 at 3:56 PM
    What's funny is I did read it with a "u" instead of an "a" and boy was i inclined to click on the story.
  • kelti...


    December 6, 2012 at 4:27 PM
    Good grief. I had my son put his paci in the mail box for the "paci fairy" who gives it to another baby and left a toy in it's place. Does that make me a bad mom? You are asking a kid to give up something they love, that is a security item to them, for nothing? Don't you believe in any kind of a reward system? Same thing with potty training. Many moms use incentives.
  • Evaly...


    December 6, 2012 at 4:30 PM

    Like she's the first mom to use bribery...geez..

  • power...


    December 6, 2012 at 9:55 PM

    i might read is for giggles

  • Spooky80


    December 7, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    this book sounds kinda dumb......LOL

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