Parenting/Child Development Books - any recommendations?

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Posted: 10/8/2012 8:06:15 PM
Recommendations on books for the parents/grandparents of a soon to be two year old would be greatly appreciated!


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Posted: 10/8/2012 9:05:36 PM
Can you be more specific?
Activities for toddlers?
Developmental guidelines?
Potty training?
There are lots of great resources.
The Baby Center has a weekly email with great topics.

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Posted: 10/8/2012 9:07:26 PM
For general parenting advice I would recommend "Love and logic magic for early childhood".


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Posted: 10/8/2012 9:20:52 PM

Can you be more specific?
Activities for toddlers?
Developmental guidelines?
Potty training?
There are lots of great resources.
The Baby Center has a weekly email with great topics.



mostly on how to deal with normal developmental behavioral issues - this previously sweetheart of a child at 22 months has started saying "no" and "no, no, no" when you ask her to do something, and laughing. (I know this is normal - but I'm the grandmother, so I can't say too much to DD and DSIL, but IMHO, they need some guidelines to help them deal with her). It's their first child, and they don't have a lot of experience with children.

I have given her the Baby Center email site - I hope she reads them. I get them, and I agree, they are very good.



For general parenting advice I would recommend "Love and logic magic for early childhood".



thanks, Kristin! That sounds like a good one.


"I am in a dress, I have gel in my hair, I haven't slept all night, I'm starved, and I'm armed! Don't *mess* with me!" Gracie Hart, Miss Congeniality

"NSBR is a place where some horses are never dead enough that they can't be dragged out of the closet for one last beating." Elaine, 6/18/11


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Posted: 10/8/2012 9:43:56 PM
I would second Love and Logic for that age.


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Posted: 10/8/2012 10:09:14 PM
One of my go-to books on toddlers--

The Emotional Life of the Toddler by Alicia Lieberman



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Posted: 10/8/2012 10:10:34 PM
Another vote for Parenting with Love and Logic. There are several books depending on the child's age, but I would start with the youngest one in this case. If they like it you can buy the next ones in a few years. I wish I could have read the preschool one when my kids were little, but I don't think they came out until my kids were older. I did read the school age and teenage ones and found them to be helpful.

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Posted: 10/8/2012 10:12:59 PM
123..Magic and any books by the Eyres! They are all about teaching children values.

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Posted: 10/8/2012 10:49:39 PM
I'm a fan of Dr. Sears so I say The Discipline Book

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Posted: 10/9/2012 12:56:37 AM
Anything by Dr Sears.



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Posted: 10/9/2012 6:48:42 AM
We like 1,2,3, Magic it our house and used/are using it with toddlers. I would hesitate to give her any books unless she has asked for help. I know if my mom or MIL had given me books when I hadn't asked for help it would have gone over like a lead balloon.



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Posted: 10/9/2012 6:52:17 AM
Seriously, this man is brilliant: "Raising Resilient Children" by Robert Brooks.



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Posted: 10/9/2012 6:53:27 AM

I used a lot of the advice from John Rosemond's books when my boys were little. Check out his website for more information. He's out of Charlotte, NC so you may can even catch him speaking locally.








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Posted: 10/9/2012 12:32:37 PM
Thanks for the great replies! I love being able to ask the Peas anything and get lots of information!


I would hesitate to give her any books unless she has asked for help. I know if my mom or MIL had given me books when I hadn't asked for help it would have gone over like a lead balloon.



Thanks, Heather! I totally agree! She did ask if I would recommend any - so I thought I would just give her some titles and let her pick. I've got to make sure I don't step on any toes!


"I am in a dress, I have gel in my hair, I haven't slept all night, I'm starved, and I'm armed! Don't *mess* with me!" Gracie Hart, Miss Congeniality

"NSBR is a place where some horses are never dead enough that they can't be dragged out of the closet for one last beating." Elaine, 6/18/11

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