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by Jo Frost
For any of you who have watched and enjoyed the Supernanny program on TV, you will likely find benefit and enjoyment in Jo Frost's book version of her child-rearing wisdom - Supernanny, How to Get the Best From Your Children. The book focuses on the first six years of your child's life, what to expect from them and tips on how to do everything from get them to eat, to get them to sleep, to potty training.
The Supernanny is the first to admit that she is not a doctor. She's not even a parent. What she is is someone who has worked successfully with many, many children from a few hours old to teenagers, and that experience is what she shares in the book. She gives great tips on the importance of rules and schedules, shares techniques like the one she calls "The Naughty Step Technique" and reminds us that a two year old knocking a glass vase off a table is not trying to defy you. He's doing it because he can and because you left it there.
As a first time parent, I must say I learned a lot from this easy-to-read and visually appealing book. I didn't have the first idea about fussy eaters or children who won't sleep without you in the room or kids who won't wear anything but the color purple. It's all in there, and a lot more.
Don't look for deep, psychological understanding from this book. Look for practical advice about toddlers and you won't be disappointed with Jo Frost's new Advice Bestseller - Supernanny. On the Book Beat for KSL Newsradio 1160, I'm Amanda Dickson.