Item description for The Birth to Five Book: Confident Childrearing Right from the Start by Brenda Nixon...
Overview We need a license to drive, but the most important thing many of us will do in our lives requires no license or training--raising children. And since parents receive no preparation for raising another human being, they often question their own abilities and feel vulnerable to making mistakes.
The Birth to Five Book offers parents practical, down-to-earth help and success strategies for this big responsibility. Whether raising an infant, toddler, or preschooler--or all of them at once!--young parents will love this collection of commonsense advice. From feeding and reading to discipline, toilet training, and play, it's all here in simple terms that any parent can put to work immediately
Publishers Description We need a license to drive, but the most important thing many of us will do in our lives requires no license or training--raising children. And since parents receive no preparation for raising another human being, they often question their own abilities and feel vulnerable to making mistakes. The Birth to Five Book offers parents practical, down-to-earth help and success strategies for this big responsibility. Whether raising an infant, toddler, or preschooler--or all of them at once!--young parents will love this collection of commonsense advice. From feeding and reading to discipline, toilet training, and play, it's all here in simple terms that any parent can put to work immediately.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.58" Weight: 0.58 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2009
Publisher Baker Pub Group/Baker Books
ISBN 0800733193 ISBN13 9780800733193
Availability 0 units.
More About Brenda Nixon
Award-winning author and speaker Brenda Nixon, M.A. has written or contributed to 30 titles, including The Birth to Five Book. Her articles and books empower countless parents around the world with education and encouragement.
A former preschool teacher, certified parent educator, television host, and a recognized expert, Brenda is tapped as a resource by media outlets such as Parenting, USAToday Weekend, WebMD, Good Housekeeping, Mothering magazine, and Family Life Today radio with Dennis Rainey. Parents rave, “I love how positive she is” and Program planners say, "She engages, educates, and encourages!" Lifetime Entertainment named Brenda "Mom of the Week" in September 2009.
Every Tuesday morning you can hear her exchanging information with guests on The Parent's Plate radio show. And get great Discipline Tips anytime on her blog.
Whether one-on-one consulting, speaking to audiences, training childcare professionals, or hosting The Parent's Plate show Brenda delivers insights into child development and practical tips for living/working with children.
Brenda's home is in Ohio with her husband and a mini-doxie. She is Mom to three kids and a mom-in-law to one...so far. You can connect with Brenda on twitter or Linkedin.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Birth to Five Book: Confident Childrearing Right from the Start?
Great book for a baby shower gift Jan 21, 2010
This book isn't as broad as some of the more popular books like What To Expect The First Year, but it does hit on many of the issues we all face as parents and handles them with balanced wisdom. The chapters are short so it is easy to read a bit at a time. I highly recommend this as a baby shower gift for first time parents.
Concise and to the point. Jan 13, 2010
I thought Brenda Nixon did a great job of disseminating important information to her readers in a concise and easy-to-read format. The chapters are short so it was easy for me to read in between my daughter's naps. She did an excellent job of giving advice in a way that I could appreciate. I would recommend this book to any new parent.
A Must Have For All Parents! Dec 8, 2009
The Birth to Five Book is a must have for all parents. Overall I really enjoyed reading this book. I have young children so I can relate to the book and the information in it perfectly. Many times I found myself nodding my head in agreement. The book was informative and interesting. The information listed in each chapter is there to encourage, help and support parents. Brenda does a wonderful job incorporating the parent into the parenting process instead of making them an outsider of it. She guides parents through each step of a child's early development, helping them to be the best parent and child they can be. Every parent has questions and it is nice to know there is a book out there that has the answers.
Our thoughts Dec 3, 2009
The Birth to Five Book is filled with practical insights and wisdom about raising a youngster. From safety proofing, which is our forte and product, to getting kids ready for kindergarten there is sure to be something for every mom, dad, or grandparent. I recommend this award-winning book.
New Parents Get Honesty and Successful Strategies Sep 22, 2009
Looking for practical answers on how to raise your child? Author Brenda Nixon gives honest and straightforward answers on what to expect during the first five years of your child's life. Brenda Nixon truly makes this a hands on parenting book by including a "My Success Strategy" section at the end of each chapter.
One of the biggest problems new parents face is not having a plan. A new mom will be exhausted from lack of sleep in the infant stage, frustrated with the "terrible twos" and perplexed by their preschooler. Without a plan, you are sure to react and may find yourself giving in to inappropriate behavior for some peace and quiet. Brenda gives new moms the information needed to formulate a plan that works for your family. When you know what to expect, have thought about solutions and made a decision on how to resolve it BEFORE it happens... that makes a confident parent.
The book is divided up into sections ranging from infant, to toddler, then preschooler and ends with a section on parenting anytime. These sections are broken down into small chapters, which make it a great resource book for quick answers. I would recommend reading through the entire book and writing your success strategies along the way. Then I would place this book on a shelf, for easy access. I believe this is a book that you will consistently refer to from the beginning through kindergarten. In addition, you will find yourself referring back to this book for encouragement and confidence as you children grow up.
I love the way Brenda opens up to the readers, admitting mistakes and feelings she had as a new parent. She mentioned when she was a new mother, people did not talk about some of the emotions most mothers have but few share. When reading through this book you pick up on her passion to encourage moms. She understands the high expectations we place on ourselves to be the perfect parent. She also understands the disappointment we feel when we don't meet these expectations. She reminds us that all kids misbehave and there are no perfect parents. Thank you, Brenda!