Let’s talk about parenting books for toddlers today.
I remember going through a year or two with my first where I felt like I wasn’t going to survive it.
Surely I was doing something terribly wrong. I filled my shelf with books meant to help me curb his toddler behaviors and in turn hopefully bring back the little boy who had once been my angel.
I read the books, I implemented the strategies, but to be completely honest I just had to ride it out.
My terror of a toddler is now an intelligent, funny, a bit smart assy, but all in all a well-mannered nine-year-old.
I don’t say that to discredit the help of parenting books. They do help! They give you a new perspective and arm you with some new creative tools. This can be the difference between sanity and the loony bin when you’re staring down your screaming toddler.
Now that my youngest is entering the mine and no stage I am not only brushing up on a few of my favorites from my shelf but ordering a few new books!
To give you some ideas, here are the books that are either sitting on my shelf or are currently in my Amazon cart!
Another book with great reviews in my Amazon cart. I feel that a lot of our tantrums at home result from communication issues. I can’t wait to dig into this and hopefully open up communication with my two-year-old while also decreasing the number of tantrums we have here.
This book was a favorite of mine. My first child just seemed so much more intense than other kids. We attended a playgroup and mine was the only one climbing the chairs and walls instead of listening to the story and chasing bubbles. I thought I was a failure until I found this book! My toddler was spirited and this book helped in so many ways!
Oh, Bunmi Laditan. If you haven’t read her work I highly recommend it. This book may not help your toddler behave any better but it will help you see the bright side of things. Parenting a toddler is hard work and this book is sure to give you a laugh. Also if you’re a mom with a sense of humor I can’t recommend her book Confessions of a Domestic Failure highly enough. It will have you crying tears of laughter. Seriously buy it, you can thank me later.