June 3, 2010

What to Do When You Dread Your Bed: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems With Sleep

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If you had problems with sleep when your baby was a newborn, brace yourself. These problems can get worse during the toddler years and beyond. Fortunately, there is plenty of advice for you. What to Do When You Dread Your Bed: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems With Sleep (What to Do Guides for Kids), is a great resource for parents and children. It provides advice for weary parents and practical solutions for children so they can comfort themselves and eventually end night time jitters. Before you know it, you might actually be sleeping through the night again yourself.

See toddler sleep.

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May 3, 2010

Do it yourself, make it yourself...

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I recently read a headline proclaiming the recession was over. Really? Well, okay, but many people I know are still struggling. In fact, they have found pretty creative ways to save money. Books like Homemade: How to Make Hundreds of Everyday Products Fast, Fresh, and More Naturally are teaching frugal moms and dads how to save money and provide basic needs. Recently, I started making my own laundry detergent and I swear our clothes have never been cleaner. Do the research and see what works for you. You might be surprised how quick it adds up.

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April 29, 2010

Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace [Paperback]

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You are ruining my life!!!! This is what my 7 year old shouted at me when I refused to buy yet another trendy toy that every second grader at his school seemed to own. So yes, I am a bad mom. I have committed the high crimes of drawing the line, saying NO, and taking away toys. Motherhood can be stressful at times, but the way to get through it is to keep your sense of humor. Books like Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace, give us the chance to laugh at ourselves and realize that it is okay to make mistakes as long as we try our best. After all, isn't that what we try to teach our kids?

See Mother's Day gifts, Parenting Books.

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April 5, 2010

Bullies in Preschool

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The issue of school bullying has been grabbing lots of headlines due to the recent tragic events in Massachusetts. It's every parents nightmare. As parents of young children you might think these worries are years away. Sadly, that may not be the case. Studies show that children learn these behaviors a lot younger than you might think. Fortunately, there are resources available for parents to prepare children for such events and how to deal with it after it occurs. Books like, The Anti-Bullying and Teasing Book: For Preschool Classrooms help teachers create positive learning environments that will help prevent bullying from happening at all. A child will spend at least 12 years of his life in school. It is important to get off to a good start.

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April 2, 2010

Autism Awareness, Temple Grandin

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There's a movie that lots of people are talking about and it's getting great reviews. But you won't find it in your local movie theater. It's on HBO and it's the adaptation of Temple Grandin's book, Thinking In Pictures: and Other Reports from My Life with Autism. Diagnosed with Autism when most medical professionals didn't even know about the illness, Ms. Grandin faced an uphill battle. Her successes will inspire you to persevere through your own struggles. If movies aren't your thing, you can read about her story in her own words in her book. You will be glad you did.


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January 13, 2010

Counting Kisses for Valentine's Day

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Are you the kind of parent that likes to celebrate every holiday with a little gift? This special book is about a sleepy toddler who counts kisses to go to sleep. Can you think of a better way to send a little one to sleep? This adorable gift set also comes with a rattle for your baby to cuddle. This book can be the beginning of special memories for you and child through the years.

See Counting Kisses: A Book and Rattle Gift Set.

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January 5, 2010

The OASIS Guide to Asperger Syndrome

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When my first child was about 15 months old, I started to notice that he was a little different than most of his peers. Well, it wasn't hard to notice, he was really different. Several pediatricians from different practices insisted he would outgrow whatever phase this was. They were wrong. I'm glad I followed my mommy gut and kept plugging on. Finally, when he was almost three he was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, ADHD and Sensory Integration Dysfunction. It was hard at first, but I took advantage of every resource I could find. The OASIS Guide to Asperger Syndrome: Completely Revised and Updated: Advice, Support, Insight, and Inspiration was so helpful to me and my husband. I've lent it to many parents that I have met on this journey. They have also found it useful. If you find yourself on this journey too, don't give up. Your child will be successful. Change never happens as quick as you want it to, but it happens.

See Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, Sensory Integration Dysfunction.

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May 19, 2009

The Happiest Baby on the Block

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Who wouldn't want the happiest baby on the block? The title says it all. A screaming baby can make even the most calm parent go insane. Dr. Karp's book will give you several strategies to help you calm your baby so you can both get some rest. You'll also get to know what the word looks like from your baby's perspective which will help strengthen your bond with your baby.

See also: Infant sleep

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April 20, 2009

What to Expect When Mommy's Having a Baby

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Expecting your first baby is exciting. Expecting the second or third can be overwhelming. You can just imagine how an older brother or sister might feel. Can you say...sibling issues? What to Expect When Mommy's Having a Baby can help your child understand how things will change when the new little baby comes home. Angus, the Answer Dog, is able to explain the changes in a simple straightforward way that will put your young child at ease. Also, at 32 pages, the book is just the right length to keep your child interested. Before you know it, you can turn the big brother or sister into your happy little helper.

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April 17, 2009

WOOF WOOF

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It's never to early to start reading to your baby. Reading Woof Woof is a great way introduce your baby to words and images. The black and white colors combined with the sound of your voice will naturally draw your baby's attention. The foam pages are a little more forgiving of little teeth that might be chewing on the book too. As your baby grows, you can use the images to teach him about the animals inside. Woof Woof is a book that you and your baby can enjoy for years to come.

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