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The Girlfriends' Guide to Toddlers Paperback – February 1, 1999
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Top Customer Reviews
I don't advise using this book as your primary manual to caring for a Toddler. There are much better books out there for that purpose [In My Opinion - "The Discipline Book", "How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk", as well as "Attachment Parenting"]. But if you could really use a laugh and help getting some perspective on these hectic, crazy toddler years - this is the perfect book for it. [And what mother of a toddler couldn't use a laugh?!!] I've read all of Vicki's books [and enjoyed them], but this one is my favorite.
It seems from reading the reviews that people either love Vicki or hate her. I don't really understand the polarization. I think she's simply a very funny person who doesn't claim to be *anything* more than she is - just one mom who has been there and is sharing one way of coping. She repeatedly emphasizes that she's not a Physician, Psychologist, etc. I don't think people should take her books so seriously - they are meant to be funny, and they succeed brilliantly.
One thing that does carry forth very plainly in her books though: Vicki loves children very much and encourages us to parent with compassion. You can't fault her for that - this world could certainly use a little more compassion.
As for the tone of the book being described as "put-upon" and exhausted, well, four toddlers will do that to you!
I am now eagerly awaiting the Girlfriends' Guides for the school-age and teen years. Keep up the good work, Vicki!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Cute book. Not quite as funny as first book, but still a pleasure to read.Published 9 months ago by Pamela Rose
This series is my favorite and the most real of all of these kinds of books on the market. I would definitely recommend. It keeps the parenting advice funny and real.Published 16 months ago by Alissa
Fun and informative book! Love the baby and pregnancy books she has written and this one is great also. I have enjoyed learning more about my toddler.Published on March 23, 2014 by Joanna S.
I love all of Vicki Iovine's books, and this one doesn't disappoint. It give you a realistic picture of raising toddlers and some useful advice about how to best deal with the... Read morePublished on January 5, 2013 by Peterska
Clearly nothing more than another volume for the naive. Seems the author is going to publish books on her personal opinion alone. Not even entertaining sad really...... Read morePublished on August 2, 2012 by Bryon Greene
I also read Girlfriends guide to First Year and thought it was much better!! The book is funny (although I think sometimes she tries way too hard to be funny) but it doesn't offer... Read morePublished on July 20, 2011 by Sabrina