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Becoming the Parent You Want To Be: A Sourcebook of Strategies for the First Five Years

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #19 in Parenting Books

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Pros: Balanced (no "this is the right/only way"), examples use diverse families, gentle/respectful approach to parenting, bulleted suggestions made easy rea

Cons: Their "toileting" section doesn't include any mention of elimination communication

This is my favorite parenting book for helping new parents (me!) learn how to parent!  It gives background about why your child is acting a certain way (developmentally), and gives concrete suggestions of ways to deal with each behavior.  It's a book with a broad scope that touches on many issues, but managed to go into enough detail for me to get an idea of how I wanted to deal with many of the difficult behaviors that my daughter comes up with (hitting, crying, whining, lying, etc).  It's very well written and organized--making it a great read and also a great reference (I plowed through it easily while I was nursing my daughter, but I refer to it on a regular basis when behaviors come up).  I also liked the fact that all of the example stories in the book came from real families and showed a great deal of diversity in terms of race, parents' genders, single parents, economic standing, etc. Great book!

Becoming the Parent You Want To Be: A Sourcebook of Strategies for the First Five Years
Description:

Informative, inspiring, and enlightening, Becoming the Parent You Want to Be provides parents with the building blocks they need to discover their own parenting philosophy and develop effective parenting strategies. Through in-depth information, practical suggestions, and many lively first-person stories, the authors address the many dilemmas and joys that the parent of young children encounter and demonstrate a range of solutions to the major issues that arise in the raising of babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Full of warmth, clarity, humor, and respect, Becoming the Parent You Want to Be gives parents permission to be human: to question, to learn, to make mistakes, to struggle and to grow, and, most of all, to have fun with their children.

Details:
DetailValue
AuthorLaura Davis
BindingPaperback
Dewey Decimal Number649.1
EAN9780553067507
Edition1
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ISBN0553067508
LabelBroadway
LanguagesEnglish
List Price$21.00
ManufacturerBroadway
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages448
Product GroupBook
Product Type NameABIS_BOOK
Publication Date1997-02-03
PublisherBroadway
StudioBroadway
TitleBecoming the Parent You Want To Be: A Sourcebook of Strategies for the First Five Years
Release Date1997-02-03
CreatorJanis Keyser
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