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

Carlyle

My favorite parenting book

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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...
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