"At last, a how-to book on parenting that has depth as well as offering excellent, practical advice." (Stanley Turecki, M.D., Author of The Difficult Child and Normal Kids Have Problems Too
"A superb handbook for parents: humane, reassuring, practical. Thirty years ago when I was a young mother, Dr. Spock was on my bedside table. If I were that mother today, The Pocket Parent would be there, as well as in my purse, my car, and anywhere else I could consult it at a moment's notice." (Carolyn Newberger, Ed,D., (Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School)
"Written in a positive compassionate tone and sprinkled with personal anecdotes, this invaluable compendium offers expert wisdom for positively shaping children's behavior while strengthening family bonds." (Marianne Neifert, M.D., "Dr Mom", Contributing Editor to Parenting Magazine)
It is a quick, easy, and very funny read so the information sticks.
Also recommended: BETWEEN PARENT AND CHILD, by Haim Ginott..."the guru" of my generation...which is the philosophy The Pocket Parent is based on.
I keep saying to myself as I read this book..."That makes so much sense...why didn't I think of that?"
Didn't think much of this book. Not a comprehensive plan for behavior. Is it just me, or are a lot of the solutions kind of wishy-washy?Published 2 months ago by Kathleen Tokuda
My son is 4 and lately has been exceptionally difficult to deal with recently. When family members started to refuse to watch him because of his behavior we decided enough of was... Read morePublished 2 months ago by NVicPA
This is a handy book. You can look things up by the subject or just flip through. I have kept it on my end table and end up just flipping through and finding interesting solutions.Published 3 months ago by Lisa L.
Easy to follow and clear content. Good advice. A bit too fluffy at times for me. I learned more from How to talk so kids will listen.. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Loca
I had this book for a few weeks before retiring it to Goodwill. Not as good as Love and Logic or even Ask Supernanny--those books give you a good foundation and then tell you what... Read morePublished 7 months ago by J. Garcia
I have not had much free time to reach this book but I have found several topics useful and easy to flip to for guidance.Published 8 months ago by Marc Schell
The ideas are simple and effective. They build self-esteem and keep the avenues of communication open between parent and child.Published 9 months ago by Kathleen B. Olivera