An 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.
©2013 Olubunmi Laditan (P)2013 Tantor
This book is perceptive and milk-spraying-out-of-the-nose funny. If not for my 2nd child I would not have been able to relate to the mother of this Honest Toddler her other book, Toddlers are Assholes (it's not your fault). None of my friends had kids yet, and so I thought I was in the few who felt this was about my Demonic Angels. We are not alone!!!
I kept The Honest Toddler in heavy rotation for months. It took me a minute to get the satire but once I did, I loved it. I have recommended it to all my friends with toddlers. Brilliant approach to parenting a toddler.
The narrator was great! I often joke that Stewie Griffith from Family Guy is the Honest Toddler.
The number one thing I took from the book was to just relax. And to enjoy those very trying times and frustrating times because they will be hilarious treasured memories down the road.
Having a less annoying voice narrate the book. Actually, I'm not sure if it's the tone of the voice or the actual text that's annoying. It sounds like a grown man baby-talking the whole time. I couldn't get through 23 minutes of it.
I understand what the Author was going for - a book from the Toddler's point of view - but it actually sounds like a toddler is talking to you. What I was hoping for was the point of view in a more matter-of-fact tone. It also has a lot of sarcasm (or at least I hope they weren't serious), which I did not find to be helpful.
I think the Narrator did all he could with what he was given. He did try to be as funny & charismatic as he could.
Sorry. I couldn't really get past the annoying tone and sarcasm to remember anything worthwhile.
I would like a refund. If this was a physical book, I would have returned it.
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