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Parenting books... recommendations please

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exoticfruits Sun 04-Aug-13 06:19:48

The very name is irritating - it implies that anything else is conditional.

exoticfruits Sun 04-Aug-13 06:18:56

Toddler taming.( Keep off unconditional parenting).

whyno Sun 04-Aug-13 06:08:29

Another vote for Toddler Taming. Not perfect but gives you a good general premise to follow that doesn't involve naughty step (which fills me with dread... he'd never stay on!)

plipplops Wed 31-Jul-13 20:34:33

I second Toddler Taming, it's more about how your child thinks and feels than how you should necessarily parent them and I found it really helpful.

PoopMaster Tue 30-Jul-13 15:25:38

I quite like The Rough Guide to Babies and Toddlers (Kaz Cooke), it's humorous and informative, and includes things like boredom busters, what presents/toys are good, party ideas as well as the usual routine/toilet training/sleep stuff.

fishandmonkey Tue 30-Jul-13 15:19:01

unconditional parenting by alfie kohn

themaltesefalcon Tue 30-Jul-13 15:09:32

I am reading one called "Playful Parenting" by Larry Cohen which has helped me not get stressed out with my toddler now that she is, er, so determined. Early days but she is having far fewer strops and I haven't got cross at her for stuff that, when I think about it later, doesn't matter much in the scheme of things.

In general, I'd say avoid these books, but THAT one I like.

mumtosp Tue 30-Jul-13 10:06:34

Thanks all smile

mamapants Tue 09-Jul-13 20:45:52

I have just bought what to expect the toddler years and Your Baby and Child - patricia leach. I'm just at the start of toddlerdom though so can't really review yet.
They seem comprehensive enough though.
I'm also wondering about recommendations for behaviour and helping with their development

littlestressy Tue 09-Jul-13 20:35:19

I agree, don't!!! The way they are written (IMO) is designed to make you feel bad if you don't do it THIS PARTICULAR WAY. Reading parenting books made me feel like I was going mad.

SecrectFarleysNibbler Tue 09-Jul-13 20:30:36

Just don't!

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 08-Jul-13 21:57:47

If you want a book on potty training, successful potty training by Heather Welford is very good and how about Your toddler month by month? smile

BoysBoysBoysAndMe Mon 08-Jul-13 21:54:28

Dr greens toddler taming is a good read.

It isn't rely about taming a toddler, it gives you a better insight of a toddlers perspective on things and rationalises things. Some good information about sleeping habits, toilet training, tantrums, food issues etc.

Really informative and easy reading.

blossombath Mon 08-Jul-13 21:52:55

Penelope Leach Your Baby and Child
Not too prescriptive but tries to give you confidence and knowledge to find the best way of dealing with your own child.

happydaze77 Mon 08-Jul-13 21:50:08

Looks like it's just you and I mumtosp (another blatant bump)

mumtosp Mon 08-Jul-13 15:05:17


happydaze77 Mon 08-Jul-13 10:27:55

Bumping as I'm also interested to know. I have 'Baby to Toddler Month by Month' (the follow up to 'your baby month by month' which is quite good.

mumtosp Sun 07-Jul-13 21:15:37

Hi all,

DS is 9 mo and even though I read a lot of books when I was pregnant, I didn't follow any particular books after DS was born. I did try and follow Baby Wisperer amd The Womanly Art of BF... But DS fell into his own routine smile

Now that he'll be a year old in a few months, I really feel the need to use some sort of a guide for his toddler years... To deal with things like potty training...
Any recommendations for books on todlers ??

Thanks in advance smile

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