Tuesday, August 29, 2006

From the Bookshelf: Parenting Books

We bought a whole slew of books on parenting the other day. I guess we feel that we've transitioned from infant care -- survival and stimulation -- to a more nuanced phase in which behaviors and communication will play a bigger role. So while we used to be worried about sleeping (The No-Cry Sleep Solution), Eating (Disease-Proof Your Child: Feeding Kids Right), and Medical Care (What to Expect in your First Year), now we're on to other ideas.

* Positve Discipline by Jane Nelsen

* Playful Parenting by Lawrence J. Cohen

* How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk by H. Norman Right

* Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves by Naomi Aldort

I haven't even skimmed all of them yet, so I can't give reviews. On first impression, the first two seem like complements, two approaches I might use. The latter two seem a little more squishy. (Reading the first chapter of Playful Parenting made me want to wake the Monkey up and play with him.)


At 10:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

These books may say more about you than your child.

At 9:26 PM, Blogger The Good Doctor said...

Well, he doesn't have an account at Amazon.com yet, so I'll have to agree with you there.


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