Books

Petra - posted on 10/15/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I read "The Happiest Baby On The Block" when my guy was about 5 months old - I read it 5 months too late, I think :-)

Has anyone read "The Happiest Toddler On The Block" or any other books with similar parenting ideologies? Can anyone make any recommendations for older baby/toddler books?

Thanks!

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Jessica - posted on 10/27/2010

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i bought & read the first 100pages of happiest toddler-- basically speak like a toddler to them -- didn't work for my son.

Kate - posted on 10/15/2010

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123 Magic (for kids slightly older about 2 - 12yrs) - but def worth looking at.
comes with DVD's as well as a book etc - I like it cause it's such a simple strategy.

September - posted on 10/15/2010

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I read that one too Petra and watched the DVD as well when our son was about 4 weeks old. I loved the suggested strategies and used most with success! Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster W. Cline and Jim Fay. I just fished this one a couple of weeks ago and just loved it! I'm also planning on reading Kids are Worth it by Barbara Coloroso real soon! :)

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I just finished Kids are worth it by Barbara Coloroso.. It applies to all ages but she doesn't do CIO, taking away toys or anything like that> Everything is about teaching our kids to think for themselves and become responsible adults. I strongly recommend it.

Petra - posted on 10/15/2010

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Finding a calm, kind solution rather than a hard one - happiest baby discussed crying a lot and ways to help soothe your infant - very anti-CIO - I'm not interested in striking up any CIO arguments, btw. I don't like laying down hard lines with kids, I'd rather find a way to work with them to sort things out - I'm not an arbitrary, "because I said so" kind of parent and I really dislike spanking as a solution. But I have also found that, with my step-son, anyhow, talking things out isn't always best, either. So something more practical, I guess, that bases theories on positive solutions.

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Hi Petra, you can have a look at the thread pinned at the top called "Book club" there are already a few suggestions there. I haven't read any of the books you mentioned. Can you describe the ideology?

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