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BOOK REVIEW: How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk

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This is a fantastic book that is really easy to read! (A must for me!) It even incorporates cartoons to help you to see how the different approaches will solicit different outcomes…and guides you to understanding what really is a better way of communication with kids. There are things in here we’ve all done before, and never thought about how they may be affecting the outcomes of situations with the children in our lives. It makes you stop and think!

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BOOK REVIEW: Positive Discipline

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This is the book we used at the high quality preschool I used to teach at, years ago. I HIGHLY recommend this form of discipline because I’ve seen it work. The main concept in this discipline is RESPECT. Not just children respecting parents, but parents respecting children! Also check out the Positive Discipline website.

This philosophy uses age appropriate expectations in a gentle, loving, non-combative way. Excellent read!

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BOOK REVIEW: The Fussy Baby Book

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Yes, another Dr. Sears book…I love this guy! Years ago, this one really helped me to see my fussy baby in a new light…helped me to see the fussiness through the baby’s eyes. Also showed me I did NOT have a collicky infant & that others have it much worse. It was a relief to realize I really didn’t have it so bad. A really good read for those of us blessed with “high need” children.

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BOOK REVIEW: The Baby Book

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The original Dr. Sears book…attachment parenting guru. Learn all about caring for baby the natural way. Dr. Sears encourages parents to trust their instincts & love their babies above all else. You won’t find any of the harsh practices of “cry it out” or ignoring your babies needs which are prevalent in most mainstream baby books these days. This is the book I would give to a new mom that is needing some guidance.

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BOOK REVIEW: Nighttime Parenting

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As always, Dr. Sears (aka attachment parenting “guru”) wrote a very informative & enjoyable book! Very different from the Ferber & Ezzo philosophies…Sears is more of a “gently to sleep” advocate. This book is a keeper! All parents face these issues of sleep with their children…here’s a book that gives you an alternative to the heart-wrenching “cry it out” method. Sears instead tells how to make bedtimes less stressful for all while keeping focused on the most import thing…the well-being of your child. I highly recommend this book to all, but especially to new parents (like me!) It’s so nice to know there are alternatives to the “Babywise” techniques, for those of us who feel we need a different way.

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