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    Does anyone have any recommendations of any books about toddlers?

    I went into motherhood so ill prepared for what to do with a baby, so I want to read up on things like discipline (mainly), feeding, potty training etc.

    I've looked at a few books online but they are mostly along the AP lines but I'm after something a bit more general. Eg with discipline I'm ok with using timeouts but against smacking (other than when the child is about to do something dangerous, a tap on the hand is something I think I'd be okay with).

    I did see a book called Toddler Taming that looked quite general. Has anyone read this? Is it any good?

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    The Mighty Toddler by Robin Barker was good

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    I frequently refer to The Good Behaviour Book, yes it is Sears and Sears, but they know their stuff and they have raised 8 kids, and they present a range of options.

    And you can apparently look at it online; http://browseinside.harpercollins.co...=9780007198245
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    ^^ both those books are great.

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    Thanks for the suggestions!! I just read reviews and both sound good, so I might borrow both from the library and see which one I like best.

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    Toddler tactics by pinky McKay has been helpful here. Second robin barker too.

    Even borrow a couple of books on educational psychology. It's interesting to see how children evolve.

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    I personally really didn't like Toddler Taming and the author, Dr Christopher Green has publicly retracted the advice that he gave in that book

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/vic...-1111114426718

    "How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk" which is applicable for toddlers and older children. Following the advice in this book we've honestly never had to "discipline" our daughter. I'm also hanging out for the arrival of the newly released book by my absolute favourite author, Dr Laura Markham, called "Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids". She's definitely in the gentle parenting camp, but not remotely permissive and is so clear, practical and well researched that I'm sure every parent would get a lot from her work. I obviously haven't read her book yet, but having leant so much from her online resources I'm confident that her book will be the only parenting book I'll ever need

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    I enjoyed confident toddler care by Jo Frost (supernanny)

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    I liked "happiest toddler on the block" by Harvey Karp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrena View Post
    I personally really didn't like Toddler Taming and the author, Dr Christopher Green has publicly retracted the advice that he gave in that book

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/vic...-1111114426718

    "How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk" which is applicable for toddlers and older children. Following the advice in this book we've honestly never had to "discipline" our daughter. I'm also hanging out for the arrival of the newly released book by my absolute favourite author, Dr Laura Markham, called "Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids". She's definitely in the gentle parenting camp, but not remotely permissive and is so clear, practical and well researched that I'm sure every parent would get a lot from her work. I obviously haven't read her book yet, but having leant so much from her online resources I'm confident that her book will be the only parenting book I'll ever need
    Interesting article! Sounds like he has completely re-written it so it might be much better now. The other book you mention sounds good. There's a lot of them out there so I'll definitely need to borrow them all and see which ones I feel more comfortable with.

    Thanks for all of the suggestions ladies!


 

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