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3 Positive Parenting Books

Three recent super-helpful positive parenting books. Continue reading

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All Joy and No Fun

I’d heard enough about this that I snagged it off the new book cart and read the intro. That got me hooked enough to ask for an audio copy. All Joy and No Fun: the Paradox of Modern Parenthood by … Continue reading

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Potty Training Favorites

It’s time for my once-a-month Sunday booklist. My most recent request along those lines has been from my sister-of-the-heart, M. She was looking for toilet learning books for her two-year-old. As it happens, I have some potty training experience under … Continue reading

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Geek Mom

It’s like early Christmas when I ask the librarians to buy something for me, and it shows up on the hold shelf for me. This was purchased by our lovely craft librarian. Geek Mom by Natania Barron, Kathy Ceceri, Corrina … Continue reading

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When Parents Hurt

This is meant for parents of older children than I’ve yet recommended, but the information in it is both a valuable (if potentially painful) glimpse of possible futures and helpful for looking at any damaged family relationship. When Parents Hurt … Continue reading

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How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm

There have been a couple of books about parenting in other cultures recently that I just haven’t wanted to read. Just from the descriptions, I could tell both that the basic premise is “Americans are parenting wrong” (as if an … Continue reading

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Roots of Empathy

My good friend Dr. M. is on a Quest to get this book better known, specifically to get enough grassroots support behind it that the program it describes can be expanded to the Ann Arbor area. Roots of Empathy by … Continue reading

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The Whole-Brain Child

The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Paine Bryson This current book showcases the most recent research into how brains work and how to harness that knowledge in raising healthy, well-balanced kids. Just what everyone wants, right? And … Continue reading

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Early-Start Potty Training

Early-Start Potty Training by Linda Sonna. This is one of the two most readily available books on earlier toilet learning. I’d initially selected Jill Lekovic’s Diaper Free Before Three when I decided it was time to read a real book … Continue reading

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Diaper-Free before Three

I am coming to think, second time around, that starting earlier with potty training might be better. This is based entirely on personal and circumstantial evidence – friends who started their kids young telling their stories with smiles versus friends … Continue reading

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