Saturday, March 14, 2009

Being a parent changes everything.

Connor is just really starting to talk in full sentences and though they are still pretty broken and I don't always understand everything he says the things that comes out of his mouth never ceases to amaze me. The same thing can be said about being a parent, there is nothing and I do mean nothing that can prepare you as every baby/kid is different and you will be faced with situations that you never dreamed of.

We are working on potty training at the moment and I admit its pretty half hearted as I really have no idea where to start much less what to do. I am so glad that Out Of The Mouths of Babes arrived on my doorstep as really just flipping through the pages the first day it was here made me feel like I was not alone. Out Of the Mouths of Babes is a new book that approaches raising kids from "their" perspective. We can rationalize and plan all we want but toddlers especially have their own ideas and are their own little people. A quote in the book made me laugh about a little boy who talked about how beautiful his "pee" was... and after a successful potty event with Connor I laughed as watching him stare down at his potty and raise his hands and say "wow" I wondered if hew as thinking the same thing.

Out of the Mouths of Babes follows some of the common parenting problems from potty training to sleep problems and beyond. The information is presented with the child's feelings in mind as well as quotes from children facing those same issues for some really realistic perspectives as to what you are actually dealing with. When it comes to especially young children at times you just have to remove yourself from the "adult" aspects and think about it as your child would. I know especially with Connor rationalizing things to him just does not work he doesn't get it, so its really helpful to sometimes just remove myself and think about something like he would and then re approach. Out of the Mouths of Babes reminds us of that.

Out of the Mouths of Babes is available right now and you can pick up your copy on Amazon. Thanks Mother Talk for letting us know!


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