Originally Posted by Jend1002
would love for him to have a better understanding about what to expect - what is appropriate for a particular age. I don't mean milestones but more of what level of understanding a 3 year old has for example and how to work WITH a child, not try to be in charge all the time....if that makes sense.
What kinds of things does he get into reading? Research based stuff, books with cartoons, lots of personal stories, or something else entirely? If he just isn't into reading, you could consider a child development class or audio book versions. If he's a technical person, I would highly recommend Einstein Never Used Flashcards
. If he'd like the cartoon style to break up the text, Siblings Without Rivalry
and How To Talk So Kids Will Listen And Listen So Kids Will Talk
are great choices.
There is also a great series
, Your One Year Old, Your Two Year Old, etc. They are, admittedly, really old books from the 80s, but one of my friends has the whole series, and she recommended them to me. The thing is, child development hasn't changed in 20 years- just how we look at it. What a kid can understand, and how they like to play and interact with the world, hasn't changed in thousands of years! What I mean to say- these books are still very relevant.