The Gay Uncle's Guide to Parenting

The Gay Uncle's Guide to Parenting

Candid Counsel From the Depths of the Daycare Trenches

Book - 2008
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When your toddler's bowel movements seem more important than world peace, mealtimes require strategic negotiations, and you haven't had a night out in eight months, it's time to admit something needs to change. Let Gay Uncle Brett Berk take you by the hand and walk you down the path to parental enlightenment. With over twenty years of experience working with young children, but no kids of his own, Brett uses his expert outsider's perspective to break moms and dads out of the Parenting Bubble, an alternate universe where under-table dining, Everest-like toy piles, and hourly tantrums somehow seem "normal". Packed full of candid advice, handy checklists, and hilarious stories of parents even crazier than you, The Gay Uncle's Guide to Parenting reveals how consistency, patience, and keeping your emotions in check are key to overcoming almost any parenting struggle, and will help your kids gain the structure they need to develop and learn new skills, and allow you to be a person as well as a parent.

- Learn how to form a Sitter Stable, and get out of the house on a regular basis
- Read about how Lifeboating--carting around too much stuff--limits your child's development, and how you can avoid it
- Discover the magic of the EAR Method for talking to kids: Explain, Adjust, Redirect. (It really works!)
- Uncover the truth behind tantrumming, and find out how you can put out the fire instead of fanning the flames

Baker & Taylor
Drawing on more than twenty years of experience working with young children, the author furnishes candid advice, handy checklists, and hilarious anecdotes designed to reveal how patience, consistency, and keeping one's emotions in check can help parents deal with virtually any challenge and assist youngsters in gaining the structure they need to develop and learn. Original. 40,000 first printing.

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& Taylor

Furnishes advice, checklists, and anecdotes designed to reveal how patience, and consistency can help parents deal with virtually any challenge and assist youngsters in gaining the structure they need to develop and learn.

Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307381385
0307381382
Branch Call Number: 649.1 B4551g 2008
Characteristics: viii, 242 p. ; 20 cm

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Mar 10, 2011

Funny, insightful and incredibly helpful. This book offers the gift of perspective and promising strategies for coping with the challenges of parenting young children ages 12 months to kindergarten.

I don't endorse all of Mr. Berk's opinions, particularly with regard to breastfeeding, but there is a lot more wheat than chaff here.

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Mar 10, 2011

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Mar 10, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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