The Honest Toddler: A Child's Guide to Parenting

The Honest Toddler: A Child's Guide to Parenting

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In this antidote to heavy-handed advice books written by parenting "experts" who have gotten too big for size 2T britches, The Honest Toddler provides an indispensable manual to parenting that places the toddler's happiness front and center. Outrageously confident and sweetly indignant, The Honest Toddler tackles everything from preferred toddler foods (unbroken crackers and undiluted juice), unconditional love (accept them as they are—pants or no pants), sleep and potty training methods (none), play date etiquette (mi casa es not su casa) and the proper response to random aggression at the playground (embrace it. Park justice is messy but swift). The result is a parenting book like no other, one that will leave moms and dads laughing, and maybe crying, as they recognize their own child in the ongoing shenanigans of one bravely honest toddler.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452663753
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 05/20/2013
Edition description: MP3 - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Bunmi Laditan, the creator of the wildly popular The Honest Toddler on Twitter, is a regular contributor to,,, and the Huffington Post.

Kyle McCarley, a graduate of the University of Southern California, is a voice-over actor and AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator. His credits include audiobooks, video games, TV pilots, Web cartoons and commercials, radio and TV commercials, radio dramas, and podcasts.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 "Why Did You Do That?": The Ins and Outs of Toddler Behavior and How to Leave It Alone 3

Chapter 2 Parenting from the Heart: Ignoring Outside Influences 29

Chapter 3 Toddler-Approved Recipes 47

Chapter 4 Food-Shopping Guide: What We DO and DON'T Need 65

Chapter 5 Sleep: Weaning Yourself Off It 75

Chapter 6 Distractions and Personal Interests: Letting Them Go 93

Chapter 7 Grooming, Dressing, and General Hygiene: How to Keep Your Hands to Yourself 101

Chapter 8 Books, Television, and Games: Understanding and Spending Real Money on Toddler Entertainment 113

Chapter 9 Special Occasions: Making Them Magical for Your Sweet Angel 135

Chapter 10 Pets: Helping Your Toddler Love Them Tight 151

Chapter 11 More Tips for Effective and Brief Communication with Your Toddler 161

Chapter 12 Car Etiquette (and Places to Avoid Visiting) 171

Chapter 13 Breakdown of Popular Toddler Trends, from Amber Necklaces to Jeggings, and Why You Should Avoid Them 183

Chapter 14 Green Snot: How to Treat Your Toddler's Illnesses 195

Chapter 15 The Long Hello: Birth 201

Chapter 16 Good Times: Vacationing with Your Toddler 207

Chapter 17 Parents and Their Dangerous Vices: Learning Self-Control 213

Chapter 18 Pony Training Simplified/Eliminated 231

Conclusion: You've Come a Long Way 237

Afterword Bunmi Laditan 239

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