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  • How Toddlers Thrive

  • What Parents Can Do Today for Children Ages 2-5 to Plant the Seeds of Lifelong Success
  • By: Tovah P. Klein PhD
  • Narrated by: Tovah P. Klein PhD, Sarah Jessica Parker - foreword
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

Why do some children thrive and others struggle? The answers may surprise you. New research indicates that the seeds for adult success are actually planted in the toddler years. Dr. Tovah Klein's research and firsthand work with thousands of toddlers explains why the toddler brain is best suited to laying the foundation for success. Dr. Klein reveals the new science behind drivers such as resilience, self-reliance, self-regulation, and empathy that are more critical to success than simple intelligence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Helpful foundation

  • By Kate on 09-07-17

Important for Toddler Parents

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-14-18

This book has help explained my toddlers' point of view to me. Now I can breathe and realize that a lot of what my child is going through is normal behavior. I love that this book explained brain development.

  • Endurance

  • A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery
  • By: Scott Kelly
  • Narrated by: Scott Kelly
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,735
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,599
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,598

A stunning memoir from the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station - a candid account of his remarkable voyage, of the journeys off the planet that preceded it, and of his colorful formative years. A natural storyteller and modern-day hero, Kelly has a message of hope for the future that will inspire for generations to come. Here, in his personal story, we see the triumph of the human imagination, the strength of the human will, and the boundless wonder of the galaxy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great insights with bad audio quality

  • By Marc Freudenberg on 11-27-17

Interesting, entertaining, and vividly candid

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-24-18

This was an autobiography of Astronaut Scott Kelly’s life and missions to space. I absolutely the way he described his experiences in an interesting, entertaining, amusing, and vividly candid way.

My favorite part of the book was his story about how reading a book fueled his desire to become an astronaut (and write this book).

I enjoyed his descriptions of the day to day things (and the singular things) he experienced on the International Space Station. “It is an impressive feat of engineering and a testament of human ability to work together to solve problems.” I appreciate his optimism and hope that mankind will set out for Mars.

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96,445
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84,606
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84,128

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

Funny, entertaining, and insightful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-15-17

I loved this book (although I wouldn't recommend it to my paren s because of language)! I enjoyed the honest and open dialogue about taking responsibility for my own actions and emotions and the importance of perspective: life is impermanent.

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  • The Whole-Brain Child

  • 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive
  • By: Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson
  • Narrated by: Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,776
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,374
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,330

Your toddler throws a tantrum in the middle of a store. Your preschooler refuses to get dressed. Your fifth-grader sulks on the bench instead of playing on the field. Do children conspire to make their parents’ lives endlessly challenging? No - it’s just their developing brain calling the shots! In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the best-selling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson demystify the meltdowns and aggravation, explaining the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must-Listen for all parents (and people!)

  • By Lynne Kachel on 06-18-12

Useful for understanding and helping my toddler

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-05-16

The information in this books is very applicable. It is explained in simple, easy to remember terms and includes strategies with examples. This book will be a great resource for many years to come. I didn't like one of the narrators and had a difficult time listening because she paused every 5 syllables as she was reading.