Best Books For Parenting Toddlers

Parenting Advice Books   

They’re many parentin-g advice books. They go through everything imaginable such as tantrums, eating, kicking, biting and that’s just a few. I seriously have no clue what they did when I was a toddler because they didn’t as many resources that we have now. I’m guessing my mom asked her mom or asked a friend and hoped for the best. E books are the fastest ways to get information on a topic you need an answer to right away. Let’s face it, when we go online to Google a topic you come up with a million sites that you need to rummage through to get exactly what you’re looking for. I personally like physical books because I can go through the index and find what I need fast. I don’t know about you, but I get very side tracked online and I forget what I was going to do.

Which Book(s) To Choose

Why are there so many books? Toddlers are really that hard to understand and we seriously need a guide to help us figure out why. You’re online or at the book store and you’re overwhelmed about which parenting book or books to choose. They’re books that range from all topics imaginable. You’ll find a few that you’ll absolutely love and recommend for years to come. I’m a little different when it comes to books.

My Favorite Parenting Toddlers Book

I tend to stay away from books that are happy-go-lucky and life will be perfect when I’m done types of books. I’ll be honest. That’s not going to happen. Toddlers are unpredictable and they all act differently to every situation. That is why everything you’ve read before about having kids is nil and void now. Yes, I’ve read books on “preparing” for parenthood, but once I got around age 1 1/2 I stopped and let me tell you why.

First, I didn’t have the time to pick up a book or Google anything because of the hectic day and I totally forgot by the end of the day. I glanced over a few, but I only fully read one because I wanted answers. Still to this day I can’t remember the reason I got the book in the first place, but I’m sure I implemented something at one point; who knows. Of course there were a few books I glanced over online like when to potty train and how. If you’re going to get any book, get a potty training one and “try” to prepare yourself for that circus of events. I explain all about that in my potty training post. Make sure you check that out.

My favorite parenting toddlers book has to be, “The Happiest Toddler on the block”. Why? This book explains why toddlers do what they do. Sort of behind the scenes into their mind. I had many aha moments when reading this. It also had good analogues of what was going on that you’d never think of. This is also the same author who wrote “The Happiest Baby on the block”, so you know it’ll be informative.

Once I read “The happiest toddler on the block” I could be more patient and understand my son a little better. Click on the book below to check it out for yourself and leave any questions or comments below.



14 thoughts on “Best Books For Parenting Toddlers”

  1. Hi Maria,
    It really does take a lot. My 2 kids are a handful. Kudos to you for stepping up to the plate. It takes a special person to do that. I wish you all the luck.

  2. Hi Rox, I’m so glad you can relate to my posts. That’s exactly what I’m trying to accomplish. I’m glad I can help you with the book.

  3. I love what you said about avoiding happy go lucky and my life is perfect books, that totally resonates with me and is exactly what I want to do. Thank you for the great recommendation, I’ll go get the book now!

  4. Thank you for your comment AJ.
    Books did help guide me along the way.
    To answer your question, no I haven’t thought about being an author, but anything can happen.

  5. OMG.. you are so right! every child is different in their unique way, yet every child is the same, they all respond to the love and care you show them. I have raised 11 children 2 I gave birth to even now, at 54 I am raising 2 granddaughters they are now 15 and 8, it really takes a lot. will be looking out for your book. good luck

  6. Thank you for your comment Billy. Even when I was a kid to raising mine is completely different. Things have changed so much.

  7. The wife and I had to fly by the seat of our pants when we had our children before the age of the internet.

    Maybe if your book was out at the time we could have benefited from it.

    — Billy

  8. Hi I enjoy reading your post and this one I will surely apply to my kids. Very useful insight to help me nurture my kids well.

  9. Hi Kasey, What a joy to read your post. How I wish I had been able to benefit from your book when I had my children. Too late for me but not for many other new parents. I shall certainly be steering them in your direction. My daughter also has a darling 4 yr. old so will love reading all you have to say.

  10. Parenting can be tough, but books go along way. I can remember that when I was younger. Good old times :). Whats funny is I actually felt like I was the most happiest toddler on the block. Go figure. Are you wanting to be an author by chance?


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