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#1 of 9 Old 09-09-2010, 01:52 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Anyone read it & found benefit? Seeking input on this issue. My first will be 6 in Nov, second due Feb 2011.
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I read that one & the other one (how to talk so kids listen) by the same authors and really like them. I like how they have cartoon scenarios of different situations & simple principles that are easy to understand. I agree with their approach which really respects each family member (kids & parents). DD is 21 mo and we are expecting #2 in March so I haven't had a chance to actually use it, though.

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I got it for free from my OB with my second pregnancy. It doesn't stand out as being one of the most fabulous parenting books I've read, but it was helpful. A lot of it was common sense stuff that you don't think about when your kids are in the middle of an argument, and I didn't agree with some of their advice.

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I liked it. It was an easy read too. Definitely worth checking out.
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I got it from the library when I was pregnant with #2 and enjoyed it. A couple of years later, I asked for it for Christmas. I'm actually rereading it now that my kids are 4 and almost 2.5, and it's even more helpful now.

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definitely worth scanning through at least. I read it and came away with a better idea of how to deal with kiddie drama. Many of the techniques they teach can't be used until a child is able to talk and reason at least a little bit...you could maybe use some of the techniques with your oldest as s/he adjusts while the baby's little.

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I also thought it was better for older kids that you can talk to then kids under 2-3yrs old. I will read it later when the kids are more on each other nerves than now. lol

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I really like the book (as well as How to Talk), but I don't think it has a lot of new baby advice, which is what I was looking for when I bought it before my 2nd was born. I've never really found anything that specifically addresses bringing baby home and those early weeks in any kind of detail.

Maybe that's a book I should write.

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