Book Review

What’s your favorite book

On a TeachYourBabyToRead yahoo group, another terrific discussion of great books for the kids up to two years old. We LOVE reading, so couldn’t skip this opportunity to insert our five cents.  Please jump on a wagon and add your favorites! A.P.P., Larry Sanger, put a terrific list together.  You can search for it in [...]

Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline by Becky A. Bailey

Aha, another terrific book on positive discipline. I thought, that if you read one good book, you’d be as good as it gets. Apparently not: I still often feel the urge for a good old fashioned yelling, stomping my feet and loosing my patience. I try to avoid all of the above. Yelling feels good… [...]

Ready to Read? by Vickie Glembocki. Article Review

Thanks to A.P.P. for sharing this! Review of “Ready to Read?” by Vicki Glembocki in the October 2009 issue of Parents magazine. The article is very helpful in that it encapsulates, in a relatively short space, all of the prejudice, confusion, and lack of knowledge that surrounds the issue of teaching kids to read at an [...]

How to handle your kids’ endless “WHY?”

“Mommy, why do stars twinkle? Daddy, why do fingers look funny in a bathtub? Mommy, why do we need to go to bed? Daddy, why?…Why?..” Do you have a “why-attack” in your home? I love those questions. I think it exposes kids curiosity. I think it shows is their thirst for knowledge. I think it [...]

Another great book for preschoolers and toddlers

Another terrific book for toddlers and preschoolers: A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker. The story is reminded me “Green Eggs and a Ham”. It has just as much charm. The text is wonderful, the illustrations are lovely, the characters are very animated, humorous and so lovable! Imagine a big bear who doesn’t have any [...]

Kids and power struggles. Parents’ resources.

There are two new books that were recommended for raising spirited, strong willed children or just learning the skill of avoiding/resolving power struggles by using positive methods instead of shame and punishment: Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline: The 7 Basic Skills for Turning Conflict into Cooperation, by Becky A. Bailey. Raising Your Spirited Child [...]