Tuesday, November 27, 2012

light reading...

I was actually able to carve out some quiet time and read today.  I wish it was under better circumstances, but you must take an opportunity when it arises.

Today, I took my friend to her doctor appointment.  She was getting ouchy steroid treatments and wouldn't be able to drive home.  The hubby watched the monster and I snuck away to the hospital for a few hours.

I brought a book.  I knew I'd be waiting for a little bit and I didn't want to waste any precious time.  I had read the first book published by this author, The Happiest Baby on the Block.  Have you read it?  A good read.  It talks about the 5 S's.  Made sense to me.  So I bought the follow up book.

So far, so good.  Right now it is discussing how to prevent tantrums, and blowouts.  Mostly by meeting your toddler where they developmentally are at.  Not to talk to them as little adults or mini kids.
Again, made sense.  Enough sense that I might even continue to read it.

Anyone else read this? Or any other instructional manual on how to raise a smart, non-bratty, appreciative toddler? :)
Thanks in advance!



  1. I haven't read this, I might check it out! My favorite child rearing book is Children Are From Heaven by John Gray.

    1. I will have to check that out! Thanks for the recommendation!

  2. I really wanted to read that book. I'd love to hear what you think...