Best family life books for children according to redditors

We found 3,001 Reddit comments discussing the best family life books for children. We ranked the 1,325 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Children's Family Life Books:

u/Iron_Nightingale · 491 pointsr/MadeMeSmile

This isn't (originally) German. This is a translation of Daddy's Roommate, a 1991 book by the American author Michael Willhoite. There's even a 1996 sequel, Daddy's Wedding.

u/fifteensmiles · 309 pointsr/pics

This is actually a translation of an English-language book, Daddy's Roommate.

u/waywardwanderer · 136 pointsr/pics

Check out this book for your kid:

Good Night, Good Night Construction Site:

I think he'll love it.

u/fvnd · 63 pointsr/lgbt

I tried to do a little research, I believe it's called 'Papas Freund' by Michael Willhoite. I could be entirely wrong. It's supposedly published in 1994.

EDIT: It's indeed called 'Papas Freund' by Michael Willhoite

EDIT: There's an english version available on [Amazon!] ( ( Found by /u/BadassMotherchugger ! )

u/gorocz · 35 pointsr/harrypotter

Yes and yes.

u/fingers · 33 pointsr/COMPLETEANARCHY

So, I am the Reading Teacher at an inner city public school. The class is supposed to follow the Scholastic program faithfully. For four years I have been slowly dismantling the system. I refuse to buy their books. We go to the library to take out the books....the students get to chose any books they want. I never make them read books that I only choose. The books in this post are horrible. I should do a fundraiser for these books

One reason why I get to keep doing the dismantling is because my students exceed expectations for the district. I'm trying to spread the whole "let kids read what they want to read" mantra.

u/wanderer333 · 28 pointsr/Parenting

That's awesome, I'm so glad he got to have that interaction! (and kudos to you for stepping back and allowing it to take place!). You might try reading him some books about unconventional family structures as well - I've found that stories can be a great way to normalize situations and things that kids are going through. The Family Book, Who's in a Family?, The Great Big Book of Families, Who's in my Family?, and Families Families Families! are all good ones!

u/bresa · 26 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Finishing off the Song of Ice and Fire series right now. Up next is Wicked since I've heard so many good things. I finished The Book Thief not so long ago and would highly, highly recommend that as well.

u/BadassMotherchugger · 26 pointsr/lgbt

They had this in English in my college's library in the children's section. Here's the Amazon link if anyone is interested in that.

u/jadedoto · 23 pointsr/gaybros

This is actually an American book called "Daddy's Roomate" that was published in 1994... You can purchase it here:

u/The_Old_Gentleman · 21 pointsr/Anarchy101

Off the top of my head i think you can:

  • At work, avoid being put in positions of power over other people, and if you happen to be momentarily put in such a position do your best not to act in an authoritarian manner and always respect your co-workers - regardless of their position relative to yours - as your equals. During workplace disputes side with the workers against the boss and side with the victims of harassment against the harassers.

  • Do volunteer work for or donate to some organization that does actual good work helping the marginalized (Say: Planned Parenthood, Survival International, your local homeless and abuse survivor's shelters, Food Not Bombs, BlackLivesMatter chapters, etc) or to local leftist groups. Avoid money-grabbing shitty NGO's.

  • Join a union, convince your co-workers to unionize (try to keep that a secret from your boss though...) or to even join a solidarity network if one exists in your area (do keep that a secret from your boss if you do so!).

  • As others have mentioned, raise your kids on a libertarian way - teaching them to be autonomous and think critically about everything they do, convincing them of things with reasoning rather than commands, try to put them in the least-authoritarian school you can find in your area. Read Paulo Freire's book on education if you are so inclined. Also check out this children's book.

  • If you can, ditch the use of proprietary software and start using libre software and donating to interesting libre software projects - abandon Windows for a GNU/Linux distribution like Debian, Microsoft Office for LibreOffice (if your work does not require Excel), Twitter for GNU Social/Mastodon, etc. Take real steps to protect your privacy and security online (this is someone everyone should do for safety reasons alone, regardless of political positioning).

  • If you see something, do something - when you hear your acquaintances saying sexist or racist shit, don't let that pass for something "normal", make it clear that that stuff is not cool. Cut your ties to downright toxic people when you are able to.

  • If you are convinced by the ethical arguments against the ownership and exploitation of animals or by the pragmatic environmental arguments against the meat industry, become a vegetarian or a vegan. Consult a nutritionist and other resources to make sure you maintain a healthy and balanced diet.

  • Try to live a simpler and more frugal life - spend less time distracting yourself with commodities and more time with your friends and family and building healthy relationships with other people. Make an effort to cultivate virtues that will help you become a more independent, kinder and more empathetic person; and bring those virtues out in others.

  • Read and read and read more and question your beliefs often, make sure you are well-informed about everything that matters to you and that your analytical skills always stay sharp.

    Those actions by themselves won't exactly do much to topple global capitalism, but then again nothing an individual does will - obtaining liberty is a collective effort and the future of this project is always uncertain, no amount of lifestyle changes will really "free" people. However they are a positive step that you can take to help a bit with out jeopardizing your family's life.
u/SashkaBeth · 21 pointsr/WTF

This is the one my eight-year-old and I borrowed from the library (following many years of asking questions and getting age-appropriate factual answers). Nothing wrong with having all the facts.

u/therich · 20 pointsr/books

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.

Basic premise: what if the Jungle Book took place in a graveyard? Funny and endearing results, and I don't remember it being particularly scary (despite the title).

I've read most of Gaiman's novels, and this would be a wonderful introduction, particulary since it's suggested for readers age 10 and up.

*Edit: added link. Also, saw that M Is for Magic is also another 10 and up book of his (although it's a collection of short stories).

u/rebelkitty · 20 pointsr/WTF

I did.

I mean that, quite literally. I "named the parts" (meaning external genitalia, using correct terminology) when they were toddlers. Then both my kids got a thorough series of lessons around kindergarten/grade one that covered the finer details of human anatomy. From top of head down to their toes and not skipping any of the bits in between. They loved the digestive system!

We also covered how babies are made, and what happens at puberty, in those same first lessons. My daughter (then five) was fascinated by menstruation, which was a bit awkward when she'd occasionally decide to start a conversation about it in public places, like on the city bus.

A lot of other stuff (boys and girls, men and women, sexual assault, gay rights, issues of consent and legal age, etc...) worked its way in over the years, just in general conversation. We never missed an opportunity for discussion, and the evening news was always a great conversation starter.

It also helped that our church has a very thorough sex ed program, though my daughter walked in there already knowing more than was on the curriculum. My son spent more time with his fingers in his ears going, "La, la, la, I can't heeear you!" than his sister did, so I think the church program was more educational for him.

These are the books we (and our church) used:

My teens know this stuff, inside out and backwards. I made darn sure they did, because I didn't when I was their age and it landed me in some hot water.

And it seems to have worked! My 17yo daughter's applying to university to start training be a midwife next year. She already knows more than most adults know about sexual health. And my son's managed to stay out of trouble. I have every confidence he'll, at an absolute minimum, always use a condom. :)

u/Jim-Jones · 18 pointsr/atheism

Maybe Yes, Maybe No (LINK)

by Dan Barker

In today's media-flooded world, there is no way to control all of the information, claims, and enticements that reach young people. The best thing to do is arm them with the sword of critical thinking.

Maybe Yes, Maybe No is a charming introduction to self-confidence and self-reliance. The book's ten-year-old heroine, Andrea, is always asking questions because she knows "you should prove the truth of a strange story before you believe it."

"Check it out. Repeat the experiment. Try to prove it wrong. It has to make sense." writes Barker, as he assures young readers that they are fully capable of figuring out what to believe, and of knowing when there just isn't enough information to decide. "You can do it your own way. If you are a good skeptic you will know how to think for yourself."

More like this >>> here! <<<

u/murgatroidsp · 16 pointsr/smashbros
u/Saugs · 13 pointsr/booksuggestions

Hi there,

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I really hope you're doing okay.

Barnes and Noble put together a list that you may find useful for your niece. Another one not on the list is The Invisible String. And for yourself, I'd recommend Surviving the Death of a Sibling: Living Through Grief When an Adult Brother or Sister Dies.

I hope these may be useful for you. Wishing you all the best!

u/ramamamathrowaway · 12 pointsr/beyondthebump

DH was widowed and a single dad to a two year old before we met. His recommendations are The Invisible String and The Goodbye Book

I'm so sorry for your loss.

u/lime-link · 10 pointsr/podcasts

I'm not worried about people hating it. They can hate it all they want, I don't make my show for those people. I mean look a Harry Potter Books. This one has 413, 1 star reviews! But JK doesn't give a crap about those. The book's not for them. It's not for everyone. But the fans who do get it, boy do they get it. She's created such die hard mega fans it's insane.

Let the haters hate all they want, it's the lasting connections you make with people who respect and appreciate you is what matters the most.

u/bvde85 · 10 pointsr/breastfeeding

Yay!!! More babies! Congratulations!!! Yes, it has happened to me. We weaned in one day. It was painful emotionally (for me). Fortunately and unfortunately, my mother helped me wean her but somehow got her on the bottle. -_- Thanks mom. I just told my daughter, she was 20 months old when we found out we were pregnant again, that it hurts mommy to nurse her and I had happened to get her the book "Nursies When the Sun Shines" a couple months before so I just used to read that to her. But instead of just "nursies at night", i told her that I had a baby growing inside of me (I love talking and explaining everything to my kids, they will learn about everything so they might as well learn it from me or with me.) and that baby was eating everything mommy was eating just like she was, but because that baby was eating as she was, mommy didn't have enough milk left over for her. So, we replaced nursing with cuddling and feet massages (My feet hurt and I thought her feet hurt as well) and I ended up creating a three year old monster that cannot fall asleep without a foot massage or a back rub.

u/lemonadeandlavender · 10 pointsr/Parenting

I read "Oh Crap! Potty Training". The author's recommendation is to not start until they are at least 20months and can sing their ABCs. My kid was speech delayed at that age and definitely couldn't sing her ABCs (and still can't, at 2.5yrs), but we dove in right at 20m and she trained super easily compared to most of my friends' kids, even training for naps and nights. It took us like 2w to get to where I felt like I could leave the house without accidents. And she learned to say "pee pee" when she had to use the bathroom, so that was a plus.

My second born will be 20m in 1 week and I can't decide if I want to dive in and go through 2 weeks of potty training accidents to get the sweetness of never needing diapers again. It's a tough call to make!

Anyways, we used the little separate training potty at first, so that she could put herself on her potty and go pee, and then eventually moved up to setting her on the toilet with an insert which was necessary for using the restroom during outings. By the time I potty trained her, she was also sleeping in a big kid bed already which was super helpful.. I would sit her little potty on a waterproof mat on her floor and if she woke up from her nap, she could quickly sit herself on her potty before I could even get in there. She rarely had accidents in bed.

We read a lot of books about toilets... "Everybody Poops", "Potty Time", and "Once Upon a Potty". Some other books I liked were "Diapers are Not Forever", "Potty", and "Let's Go Potty, Elmo!".

u/tigrrbaby · 10 pointsr/suggestmeabook

Board books :

  • Bright Baby series by Roger Priddy is the best set of "first books" / "learn words" books. Animals (yellow book), colors (pink) are two of the best.
  • Leslie Patricelli: Baby Happy Baby Sad No No Yes Yes and yummy yucky, huggy kissy are also good. (note, do not just read the words, use them for discussion of the pictures)
  • guess how much I love you
  • [Barnyard Dance!] ( and others by Sandra Boynton
  • Goodnight Moon by Margaret wise brown

    Picture books:

  • Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site (also, the train book is lame, skip it)
  • mommy do you love me by Jeanne Willis
  • The Maggie b by Irene haas
  • [tough chicks] ( by cece meng
  • sweet briar goes to school (and goes to camp) by karma wilson
  • [Move It!: Motion, Forces and You] (

    Early readers:

  • Elephant and Piggie series by Mo Willems (bird on your head, broke my trunk, play the trumpet are faves)
  • Mr Putter and Tabby series by Ryland (faves are paint the porch, feed the fish, run the race)
  • Harry the Dirty Dog
  • Ready-Set-Grow series by Joy Wilt Berry (eg Mine and Yours: A Children's Book About Rights and Responsibilities ) are the most impactful series of books I have ever encountered. They cover emotional and social issues and life skills in a simple, clear way with silly illustrations, and were the major contributors to my emotional maturity.

    Chapter books to read together in early elementary:

  • The first three little house books: little house in the big woods, little house on the prairie, farmer boy. Should be read together to discuss issues like racial prejudice/native American displacement, and discipline in the 1800s, but they are super valuable books to understanding how pioneers and farmers lived. The later books are for more mature kids, due to the hardships the family goes through.
  • EB White books : Charlotte's web, trumpet of the swan

    Chapter books for later elementary or middle school:

  • in general, Newbury award books
  • Island of the blue dolphins
  • The slave dancer
  • my side of the mountain (high reading level due to archaic style)
  • The False Prince Jennifer Nielsen
  • The Shamer's Daughter series by Lene Kaaberbol is a great series to use for thinking about compassion and responsibility for those we care about, how guilt and shame require the guilty person to agree with an assessment that their actions were wrong; truth, lies, and stories; assumptions and false accusations; and other ways in which right and wrong may be determined.... But it is a very exciting and compelling story. It does have some cursing (damn, hell) and abusive behavior (brother beating and calling his tween sister a whore, evil ruler locking people up and feeding to a dragon), so check for maturity. But it is an absolutely amazing series that I can not recommend enough.

    Am posting on phone so will be submitting and editing. This will be a long post.
u/xxlilstepsxx · 9 pointsr/breakingmom

Hey Hey! Unwilling biting toddler expert here. My son has been biting since he was 1 years old, and is about to turn 5 in August. Now, he has been diagnosed as ASD within the past year, and I have no doubt that plays a part in it, but that doesn't mean that my experience can't be of help to you.

First thing. Get this book and read it. Regularly. Talk to your child about it. See what they have to say about it, what they think.

Ask the people watching your daughter to make notes when she bites. Just quick little jots - what time of day did it happen? What was she doing? What was the child who she bit doing? This will help you narrow things down. Could she be hungry? Could she be upset at the other child for not listening to her / acknowledging her cues that she wants to be left alone? Just these quick little facts can be huge clues as to what is going on in her mind when she bites. With my son, it is usually because another child has invaded his personal space, or his chair in the classroom. Once his teachers and I figured that out, we have gotten his biting down from 5-6 times a day to once in the past month. Seriously, that big of a difference.

How is her vocabulary? When my son first started biting, everyone said it was because he couldn't express his needs adequately. So many people told me this, I'm certain it's a cause for the vast majority of kids. Looking into speech therapy, or even encouraging sign language can help with this aspect of it.

I want to end this statement with this: just because your child is biting does NOT make you a bad parent. You're not. Your child has all these great big emotions and feelings and no idea how to appropriately express them, and that IS OK. I know you're frustrated. I FEEL that frustration (read my history if you're really's been a long ride). But you are aware of the problem, you are actively facing it head on. That is good parenting. Don't ever let anyone else make you feel any differently.

I lurk now, but I am still constantly on reddit. So if you need support, help, hell just someone to listen who understands, I am here. I am so here for you.

And it will get better. I promise you. One day, it will. I haven't hit my one day yet! But I'm now confident that it's coming. I know yours is, too.

u/Mysid · 8 pointsr/atheism

The book Maybe Yes, Maybe No by Dan Barker is an age-appropriate introduction to critical thinking. If your brother learns to question and test things, he'll be better prepared to distinguish what is true, and what is not.

u/nothertheothergirl · 8 pointsr/Parenting

It's not you. Biting is totally normal at this age. Not to say it should be ignored, but don't feel like you're a terrible parent or that she's a demon child or anything like that.

Did you get an explanation of what happened just prior to the biting incident? Was someone in her way or bothering her? Were they taking away something she was playing with? The biting probably didn't come out of the blue. At this age they are still limited at expressing themselves verbally so it's not like she could say "Please stop, you are bothering me and I don't like it" and have the other kid respond "Oh, so sorry. Carry on, I will play with this whenever you are done with it."

If it turns into a pattern of biting, talk to the day care providers about the situations that are causing it. If biting starts happening at home, say "No! No biting!" then plop her on the floor and ignore her for a minute(ish). Lack of attention has been more effective with my biting toddler than anything else. When he was still in the baby room the day care ladies were able to put him in a sort of "time out" in his crib so he couldn't bite anyone else till he calmed down (unless the other kids stuck their hands through the bars to him, which happened sometimes).

Really the most effective way to deal with it is at the time of the bite, so the day care providers should have that covered. If you want, there's also a book "Teeth Are Not For Biting" (I swear I've recommended this on this sub three times in the last week or so, but it's a good book).

u/demeteloaf · 7 pointsr/Fantasy

The two Neil Gaiman children's books: The Graveyard Book and Coraline

Both are amazing fantasy, at a mid-elementary reading level. The Graveyard Book is set up so that most chapters could almost function as a stand-alone short story, which would solve the pacing problem you mentioned earlier.

EDIT: And since i just read the whole thread and was super surprised none of them were mentioned: The Roald Dahl books (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the Witches, Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, the BFG, Fantastic Mr. Fox, etc.) are all excellent, and are probably closer to a low-mid elementary school reading level.

u/lavender_ · 7 pointsr/Teachers

You should also pick up Fred Korematsu Speaks Up some of my fellow grad students literally did not know about Japanese internment camps in the US. :'(

For the holocaust unit we did when I was in grade school, we read the Diary of Anne Frank.

I also read Number the Stars as a kid and here's a Teacher's Companion for it.

All the Light We Cannot See is also a really good book and gives the view points of two very different people. The Book Thief is also really really good.

u/homedude · 7 pointsr/booksuggestions

Try The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

It's a YA book but it has been enjoyed by countless adults. It's easy but interesting and has a somewhat unique method of narration. It will give you plenty to think about on a couple of different subjects.

u/Poemi · 7 pointsr/funny

It has been published under both titles.

u/ezzyharry29 · 7 pointsr/Parenting

No, your plan is great! Here's a trusty book for honest and age-appropriate conversations about sex and reproduction with that age:

u/michelleosaurus · 7 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

My daughter is 8 and I just had "the talk" with her as well. I bought her [this] ( book as well as "The Care and Keeping of You", which was basically my bible as a preteen. She had a lot of basic questions about sex and sexuality (I'm a lesbian living with my partner of 4 years but I was previously married to her father) and the first book addresses everything very clearly in an age appropriate way. I believe being frank and talking about sex and the changes her body will undergo in an open and honest way is the best approach. My daughter wasn't embarrassed, neither was I, and now she knows better than to believe half-truths about sex and periods from her schoolmates!

u/hawps · 7 pointsr/Oct2019BabyBumps
  • Press Here
    This book is SO much fun. It’s an interactive one so more fun when they get a little older.

  • Room on the Broom
    A fun story about sharing and the importance of friendship when you need help.

  • Pig the Pug
    This one is a hilarious story about a mean dog falling out a window lol. It was recommended to me by a little girl at Barnes and Noble. She picked it up and said “Wanna read about the worst dog ever?” She wasn’t wrong haha.

  • Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site
    Just a nice little rhyming bedtime story about construction equipment.

  • Baby Beluga
    Yes, like the Raffi song! Singing books are sooo great to help get your little one interested in talking. This was one of my favorite songs as a kid but I only recently found out about the book. My son loves singing this with me.

  • I Love You Stinkyface
    About loving your kid no matter who they are. Although I feel like it’s slightly geared toward moms of boys, it’s great for any kid or parent (they don’t actually use pronouns for the kid in the book FYI).

  • Someday
    About the dreams and wishes for your baby as they grow up. Definitely on the sappy side, geared a little more toward moms of girls but I read it to my son often (and cry while I do it).

  • Little Blue Truck
    Cute rhyming story about the importance of friendship and being nice to those you meet.

  • Go Away Big Green Monster
    This one is a little older but idk if everyone has heard of it. It’s essentially an interactive book that teaches your kid that they have control of monsters. Each page pieces together a picture of a monster (it’s not a scary one), until you tell the monster to go away, and then each page takes a piece of the monster away.

  • Anything written by Mo Willems!!
    The Pigeon books, Elephant and Piggie books, and Knuffle Bunny are all great. Funny for adults and engaging for kids.

    (Will edit and add more later as I think of them)
u/beckster5 · 6 pointsr/booksuggestions

There are so many, it's hard to go wrong! Most recently, I really liked The Graveyard Book. It's classified as a children's book but it's certainly worth reading.

u/blue_bumblebee · 6 pointsr/books

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. ( I stumbled upon it in the Library and I couldn't put it down. It's a YA book, but it's absolutely amazing.

u/zdravko · 6 pointsr/Parenting

it's great that you have such a relationship, so he feels free to bring topics he must know are somewhat delicate. i'd recommend getting him, maybe reading it together, or just offering to answer any question he might have after he reads it by himself.

we got it for our daughter when she was about that age, and she loved it and kept rereading it.

u/procrast1natrix · 6 pointsr/Parenting
  1. mindset adjustment: if this is a one-time thing, everyone will feel overwhelmed. Set up to have approximately two thousand chats over the next few decades. Each one, low stakes. Don't enter into it feeling like you must transmit all the facts. The most important pay of it is creating a dynamic where he feels ok asking you things in future. Keep it free flowing, follow his lead. Kids often don't get as deep or weird as we think, or may go completely sideways. Go with him.
    .2) I love the entire series by Robie Harris. They have age appropriate book for late toddlers, gradeschoolers, adolescent kids. Each one goes over normal biology, "safe touch", and what's happening in a developing body at that point. I bought them, I read through them with my kids, I leave them out so they can check back. It's So Amazing!: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families (The Family Library)
    .3) explicitly let your kids know that, while you always hope they can speak to you about stuff, is also normal for people to feel sometimes oddly shy about certain topics, and here's a list of other safe adults to talk to.
u/breads · 6 pointsr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

Sounds like she's taking a leaf out of this book, a childhood favorite of mine. And I quote:

>'What if I turned into a polar bear, and I was the meanest bear you ever saw and I had sharp, shiny teeth and I chased you into your tent and you cried?'
>'Then I would be very surprised and very scared. But still, inside the bear, you would be you, and I would love you.'

Learn your girlfriend's tricks! Buy it today!

u/punchyouinthewiener · 6 pointsr/Parenting

I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. It does sound like she was in the hospital, so I would ask to speak with the child life specialist. When my dad was on life support, the hospitals child life specialists were incredible in explaining death to my kids and helping them understand what’s happening.

A children’s grief support group is also a good idea. The one my children attended starts at 3 years old. The whole thing is designed to help kids understand death and dying as a life process and help them develop healthy grief response and coping strategies.

There are also several great books to help children try to understand death. Off the top of my head, my kids really liked The Invisible String and Water Bugs and Dragonflies.

u/aglet · 6 pointsr/stepparents

Unfortunately this is pretty typical.

There are a lot of great books about parents badmouthing each other that might give you some strategy tips:

Divorce Poison

Divorce Casualties

Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome

There are also some books for young kids to help them handle divorce like Two Homes, Dinosaurs Divorce and The Invisible String. Kids really need examples of other kids in their position to understand they're not alone, and books can help with that.

I know this is really hard, but it's also a relatively short time since they split up (year & a half, right?) and there is a definite adjustment period. Just stay positive and don't bash her dad in return. You can respond with things like "I'm sorry your dad feels hurt" or "I'm sure it feels like that to him" or similar neutral statements, but you don't want to put her in the middle by saying he's a liar.

Most of all, you cannot change anyone, no matter how shitty he's being, so make a plan that doesn't involve him suddenly starting to respect you. You have to work around that and find other ways.

The best thing you and your wife can do is lead by example. Stay positive, change the subject, show by your actions that you're good people who are not doing whatever he's accusing you of.

In the meantime, DOCUMENT EVERYTHING. If you end up in court, you will need to show a history of his negativity. One of the custody factors judges weigh is which parent is more likely to foster a positive relationship with the other parent. If one parent is repeatedly bashing & badmouthing the other, the judge will not look kindly on that.

You may also consider family counseling for you & your wife & daughter.

Good luck. I've been there, and it is no fun whatsoever.

::internet hugs::

u/Bookworm57 · 6 pointsr/breakingmom

That book is permanently associated with two others in my head; we read them all at a bookstore on vacation, and ended up buying the other two but not that one. They all had an awesome feminist bent, so perhaps you will like the other two:

Interstellar Cinderella

And Ninja Red Riding Hood

Rosie Revere, Engineer was also read that day, I didn't love the art as much, but it is a fun read!

u/hawk_face · 6 pointsr/Oct2019BabyBumps

These are for older kids but I love this series - Rosie Revere, Engineer, Iggy Peck, Architect, Ada Twist, Scientist

They are really well written rhyming books, I find so many kids books painful to read but these are great.

u/BlondlyGo · 6 pointsr/Parenting

My guess is teething. Biting helps relieve the pressure. Try more teethers? We like putting ice in a fresh food feeder. You may also want to add a book called "Teeth Are Not For Biting" to your bedtime routine: (Sorry for formatting, I'm on mobile)

u/BattyWhack · 6 pointsr/tifu

Fyi the book "what makes a baby" is really inclusive way to talk about bodies and babies. I just got it for my 4yo and she loves it (

u/mmabpa · 6 pointsr/breakingmom

Toddler recently claimed What Makes a Baby as his new favorite book. We get to the page in the book that talks about how babies grow in uteruses (uteri?), and that some people have uteruses but others don't. Toddler pondered for a minute and asked if I had a uterus, and I nodded. He asked if his O.Pa. (my partner) and Baby Sister also had uteruses, to which I also nodded. Toddler sat silently for a minute before throwing himself on the ground and wailing "BUT I WANT A UTERUS TOOOOOOO. THAT'S NOT FAAAAIIIIRRRR!!!"

Toddlers and FOMO, man. It's so intense.

u/myuppvoteaccount · 6 pointsr/Parenting

Personally, for procreation we're going to go with What Makes a Baby

Sex will be discussed as a different subject. I don't view "mouth on penis" as any more or less age appropriate for a seven year old than "penis in vagina." Both are sex. Teaching one before the other is to set up one as normal/healthy/acceptable and the other as deviant/dirty/less-than, which is not true. Both penetrative and non-penetrative sex can be lovely ways to express love, intimacy and pleasure.

u/ThatBandYouLike · 5 pointsr/booksuggestions

This list needs more Neil Gaiman.

Children/YA books: Coraline, The Graveyard Book, and Stardust are my favs. Do yourself a favor and read the version illustrated by Charles Vess, it is far superior to the (non-illustrated) mass-market paperback. I would link to it, but I can't seem to find it on Amazon. Sorry.

Now, at no point did you ask for short-fiction, though I would think it fits your criteria of being able to pick up and set down at a moment's notice, so I'm gonna rec some fine short fiction as well. Smoke and Mirrors is quite good, as is Fragile Things.

Now as long as I'm here I would be remiss if I did not at least mention The Princess Bride and the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett. I linked to the first one in the series, but it has been my experience that you can read them in just about any order you want with very little trouble. I usually just go to my local library and grab whichever one strikes my fancy. Terry Pratchett is an amazing storyteller and he also made a sword out of metal ore mined from a meteor after being knighted. That is a true thing that happened. I kid you not. Read his books. They will make your life better. Also to bring this comment full circle, he co-authored a book with Neil Gaiman called Good Omens that is just fantastic.

u/atomicjinx · 5 pointsr/AskWomen

I always used vagina and penis. My mother worked in labour and delivery while I was growing up and I was never sheltered from how my body worked. My mother brought home textbooks from the hospital for our sex talk. She also believed as soon as kids were old enough to ask a question, they were old enough to know the answer.

I picked up this book: for my kids a couple years ago. It's really good and though it doesn't make it any less awkward. It's a good resource for them to go over in private.

u/jamiejew · 5 pointsr/Parenting

It depends on the 8 year old. I wouldn't say specifics of intercourse are inappropriate because it's basic biology. It's science! This book may help you out as well as this one. They offer very frank, honest, and educational information and it also gives your 8 year old something to look through on his own as well as alongside you. They're great teaching tools.

u/kerida1 · 5 pointsr/toddlers

Mine is 2.5 and we are potty training as well thou our situation is slightly different.
Mine started pooping on the potty before he was 2 about 90% of the time and now almost always will poop on the potty unless we slack and leave him too long when he wakes in his crib. That said peeing on the potty was a battle, he would fight me and argue and scream when i tried and i would get so frustrated. I finally stopped forcing him and followed his lead but we continued to talk about potty and watch mommy go potty and read tons of potty books.
He loved the potty books. Will link below the ones we have. Then i also got a star chart and man does he love watching it get filled with stars. We are now doing great with training.
I still let him wear pullups in the morning because i am pregnant and it has me pretty tired and sick in the morning plus we are on the couch or carpeted area. Once he wakes from nap we switch to underwear and he stays dry with me setting timers every 40 mins, once timer goes off we say time for potty and he says "siri says go potty" lol so we run and both go potty. Then we high five and run and do our stars more high fives, huge yays etc. he stays in underwear until bed.
Also many people in our 2-3 class we do just go bottomless so maybe if she won't wear underwear let her go without and see if that works. They all recommend that oh crap method.
Kenson Kids “I Can Do It!” Potty Chart Updated Toilet Training System! Includes Colorful Magnetic Chart, 30 Positive-Reinforcement Stars, Potty Training Book, Achievement Certificate, and Training Tips for Parents
Potty (Leslie Patricelli board books)
These books i have used to break a lot of unwanted habits like hitting, kicking and his paci... just ordered yelling since he started that
Diapers Are Not Forever (Board Book) (Best Behavior Series)

Also if you do screen time the daniel tiger potty episode is awesome, he watched that for everyday for awhile and now he sings it

u/dfnkt · 5 pointsr/pics

Maybe he would like the book: Goodnight Construction Site

My kids enjoy it

u/pufrfsh · 5 pointsr/relationship_advice

You are living through something tragically incomprehensible to most adults. The silver lining is that children are different creatures entirely. They are wonder-ful; their imaginations and empathy, unmatched. While death seems impossible to explain, I hope you can take comfort in knowing there are beautiful ways of communicating this concept to children...

Here is a short list of outstanding picture books by writers and illustrators who’ve dedicated their artwork to this express purpose:

The Dandelion’s Tale by Kevin Sheehan & Rob Dunlavey

The Memory Box by Joanna Rowland & Thea Baker

The Heart and The Bottle by Oliver Jeffers

Rabbityness by Jo Empson

The Invisible String by Patrice Karst & Geoff Stevenson

I have an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults. Death and grieving in picture books is a prominent topic. I mention this only to perhaps add some validation to these suggestions. As an adult, I’ve found relief from picture books, and I know the power they have for children.

Sending you white light. Xo

u/geophagus · 5 pointsr/atheism

Consider picking up a copy of Maybe Yes, Maybe No by Dan Barker. It's written to be a book for young skeptics. You may be able to use it with your child now and let her read it herself eventually.

u/Acetaminotaur · 4 pointsr/atheistparents

It more or less comes down to showing your kid/s that it is ok to not know something, and to show them how to find an answer that satisfies them.
Explaining The scientific method and how we know things to be true is another thing to work on.

I would suggest picking up a couple books. Dale McGowen and Dan Barker have some great books for this topic

u/classypancake · 4 pointsr/atheistparents

Maybe Yes, Maybe No could be a good place to start and the suggestions Amazon gives from there are great!Edit to add that this looks like a solid source.

u/shewok · 4 pointsr/atheism

Try something like, Maybe Yes, Maybe No: A Guide for Young Skeptics or How Do You Know It's True? and browse the "Also Bought" items.

u/EventualCyborg · 4 pointsr/engineering

Reminds me a lot of the themes both visually and contextually in Rosie Revere, Engineer which is one of my daughter's (and my) favorite books. It carries that fun, whimsical nature that girls her age love while also pointing out the really cool things that engineers, particularly girl engineers, can do, create, and manage.

u/Bmorehon · 4 pointsr/breakingmom

Mine will be 18 months in a few weeks and we have had a lot of luck with this book... we read it frequently and every time he goes to bite me I say "Teeth are not for biting". Sometimes when he is in a mostly good mood I can follow that up with "But lips are for kissies!" and he will give a kiss instead. We have been doing this about a month now and over the last week he has been aggressively grabbing my arm like he wanted to bite it, and giving it a big kiss. I'll call that a win lol. It's just a phase at this point, they don't know how to communicate how frustrated they are so they bite. Mine goes to daycare and the kids try to bite each other pretty frequently. Daycare does the same routine, stops the bad behavior, explains in 1 sentence why it's bad, and redirects to something else or gives another option.

u/snap_crapple_pop · 4 pointsr/Parenting

We read the book What Makes a Baby to our daughter. It describes in simple terms what an egg and sperm are. It uses real words like vagina and uterus. It doesn't go over how the sperm gets to the egg but our daughter has never asked after reading the book. It's recommended for ages 3-7.

What Makes a Baby

u/annaswims · 4 pointsr/Mommit

Thanks for the suggestion. I bought it and amazon then suggested What Makes a Baby. Slow down there, amazon!

u/JR628 · 4 pointsr/Parenting

You can also use the What Makes a Baby book.

u/Aislingblank · 4 pointsr/Anarchism

I don't know of any zines; but depending on how young they are, there's this book.

u/fljared · 4 pointsr/suggestmeabook

Teen Superheros:

Please Don't Tell My Parents I'm a Supervillain by Richard Roberts (Three children of superheros develop powers and accidently become supervillains. Good writing, very clever worldbuilding and characterization. Interesting love triangle You've probably seen it advertised as "What if Harry Potter were steampunk?" but underneath the obvious cashgrab advertising is a great book)

Sidekicks by Jack Ferraiolo (Two sidekicks-One of a superhero, another of a supervillian, learn that they go to the same school, and develop a romance. Excellent Writing, especially for a children's book. Cute romance, and realistic characterization of the main characters at the age they're at without being either condescending or simplistic, interesting twist on superhero/supervillian dynamics. Be careful, since the title's genericness means its possible to get the wrong book)

The Vindico by Wesley King. (5 children are kidnapped by a team of supervillains in an attempt to train apprentices. Generally sold as "The Breakfast Club meets X-Men", which it somewhat lives up to. Good plot, nice twist both on traditional super villain roles and "school for supers" idea)

Realistic Fiction:

The Theif Lord by Cornelia Funke. (Two Orphans run away to Venice and join a group of runaways taken care of by "The Thief Lord", a child master thief. Clever Plot, and the writing really takes you in)

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton (Written by 16 year old who really lived in similar conditions. Plot revolves around "Ponyboy", a member of a Greaser gang in the 60s, and his life after a gang fight goes wrong. You really care about people who would otherwise serve as hoodlums in another novel)


A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix. (A Prince, one of a few million of the rulers of a galactic empire, becomes tangled in a web of plots and conspiracies. Good sci-fi with excellent world building. Watching the main character learn how dangerous his life has become and slowly adapt to it)

Red Rising by Pierce Brown (After the death of his wife, a member of the lowest Red caste is disguised and made into a member of the ruling Gold caste in order to infiltrate the ruling society. "Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow" was the quote that got me into this. Lives up to it. Reads like a more violent Hunger Games, and goes places the HG didn't. Excellent read, and the main character's intelligence make him more than just an angry revenger. Some slightly guessable "plot twists", but does a good job exploring the theme of unfairness and winning against a stacked deck.)

Levithan by Scott Westerfield. (Alternate World War One, where the allies use genetic manipulation to create huge beasts of burden and war, while the Central powers use huge steampunk machines. Plot follows a girl who dresses as a boy to join in the ranks of an air force, who meets an Austrian Prince on the run from the German Empire)


The Spook's Apprentice by Joseph Delany (Seventh son gets appreticed to the local spook, a man who fights magical threats around the County. Does a unique job of showing its monsters and boogeymen, with a plot that builds over the course of the books.)

Cirque Du Freak (Boy becomes a half-vampire, traveling with a circus of freaks. Most action takes place away from the circus and towards the other vampires in the world. 12 books that are really 4 trilogies, which ought to be 4 books. Nice job of presenting unique vampires. Actual horror varies, although I've heard good things about the Demonata series by the same author, which I haven't read.)

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. (First line: "There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife." Plot is series of vignettes about boy being raised by a group of ghosts in a graveyard. Gaiman gets pretty good reviews overall, and for good reason.)

The Midnighters Series by Scott Westerfield (Girl moves to new town and discovers she is one of a very few who can access the "Secret Hour"- An extra hour when time is frozen at midnight, along with gaining new powers. Her and a few select others fight ancient beasts who were the last predators of ancient man.)

u/KariQuiteContrary · 4 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

I know some of these have already been mentioned, so just consider this a second vote for those titles. Also, my list skews heavily towards sci-fi/fantasy, because that is what I tend to read the most of.

By women, featuring female protagonists:

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

The Female Man by Joanna Russ

Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey

Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Circus in Winter by Cathy Day (It's not entirely fair to characterize this as a book about women; it's really a set of interconnected stories featuring both male and female characters. On the other hand, many of the most memorable characters, IMO, are women, so I'm filing it in this category anyway. So there!)

The Protector of the Small Quartet by Tamora Pierce, beginning with First Test (Really, anything by Tamora Pierce would fit the bill here. They're young adult novels, so they're quick reads, but they're enjoyable and have wonderful, strong, realistic female protagonists.)

These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer (Heyer wrote really fun, enjoyable romances, typically set in the Regency period, though These Old Shades is actually Georgian. This one is probably my favorite, but they're really all quite wonderful. Not super heavy stuff, but don't write her off just because of the subject matter. She was a talented, witty writer, and her female protagonists are almost never the wilting "damsel in distress" type - they're great characters who, while still holding true to their own time and place, are bright and likeable and hold their own against the men in their lives.)

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (Another young adult book. And, again, I think it's worth noting that L'Engle's books almost always feature strong and interesting female characters. This one is probably her most famous, and begins a series featuring members of the same family, so it's a good jumping off point.)

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

By men, featuring female protagonists:

The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle (This is another one that is perhaps not a perfect fit for this category; the titular unicorn is female, but the book is as much about Schmendrick the magician as it is about her. However, there's also Molly Grue, so on the strength of those two women, I'm classifying this book as having female protagonists.)

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Coraline by Neil Gaiman (It's a children's book, but there's plenty to enjoy about it as an adult, too.)

By women, featuring male protagonists

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

u/jimichanga · 4 pointsr/booksuggestions

I just finished reading The Book Thief and it was pretty damn depressing. I cried a little at the end. I'm a grown ass man and I finished the book in a public place, so I tried really hard not too, but the tears came nonetheless. The theme isn't cynical or cold, so I'm afraid it's not exactly what you're looking for, but it's an excellent read if you're in the mood to not be happy.

u/fengshui · 4 pointsr/AttachmentParenting

This book might help to inspire her:
Nursies When the Sun Shines: A little book on nightweaning

u/averagejospehine · 4 pointsr/AttachmentParenting

maybe try to read this? It helped a lot of moms in my BF group.

u/demmian · 4 pointsr/Feminism

Resources from past discussions:

Feminist Parenting: Struggles, Triumphs & Comic Interludes

>This collection of essays, stories, and poetry edited by Taylor (Women of the 14th Moon, LJ 10/1/91) includes 61 contributions from feminists sharing their parenting experiences. Unlike Carrie Carmichael's Non-Sexist Childraising (1977), this is not so much a how-to book as a collection of short reports from the home front detailing successes-and some failures-in the struggle to raise children free of sexism, racism, and homophobia. In an apt summary for the whole collection, Rosalind Warren writes, "It's not easy teaching a handsome little middle-class white boy to think like a feminist-everybody else is telling him that the world is his oyster; meanwhile we're telling him he has to share." Other noteworthy contributors include Anna Quind-len, Audre Lorde, and Ms. magazine's Robin Morgan. While this book will have to search for an audience of parents who actually have time to read, it is recommended for public libraries. [See also Mother Journeys]

100 Young Adult Books for the Feminist Reader -

The Amelia Bloomer project

Some past recommendations from our users about inspiring/strong young women:

  • "The Fault in Our stars, Visible Amazement, anything by Tamora Pierce (especially the lioness, protector of the small, and trickster series') Persepolis."

  • Hunger Games Trilogy

  • "Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. It's pretty old, came right out of the Harlem Renaissance. Its about her relationships with different men, and how in each of the relationships she takes a different role. It also reveals a lot of the racial zeitgeist, as well as women's issues. Plus, it's a love story, and who doesn't love a good love story?"

  • A Wrinkle in Time

  • Native Tongue

  • "HIS DARK MATERIALS by Philip Pullman. Lyra is amaazing. Lirael and Abhorsen are great too."

  • "Left to Tell. It's a true story told by a woman who survuved the massacres in Rwanda, and how she overcame the obstacles during and after. It's a very compelling read."

  • "Lynne Andrews-Medicine Woman Jean Auel-Clan of the Cave Bear Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes-Women Who Run with the Wolves"

  • "detective novels by Laura Lippman, who is an excellent writer. Her protagonist, Tess Monaghan, solves mysteries in Baltimore."

  • "Not One Damsel in Distress: World Folktales for Strong Girls by Jane Yolen"

  • "The Paper Bag Princess. Not only is it empowering to young girls, it lampoons the whole "I'll just wait here helpless for my Prince charming to come rescue me" mentality you find so often in disney films. "

    Coraline by Neil Gaiman is full of adventure, and is even named after a girl!
u/wanttoplayball · 3 pointsr/whatsthatbook

The part about going out for food, nearly passing out, and being rescued sounds like Life As We Knew It:

u/rhack05 · 3 pointsr/booksuggestions

You may like “Life as we Knew It” (book )

u/mihoutao_xiangjiao · 3 pointsr/booksuggestions

It's not specifically to do with overcoming trauma, but I'd highly recommend Savvy by Ingrid Law. It's a wonderful tween coming of age story about a girl who is born into a family that all develop a random superpower that appears at age 13.

I also really enjoyed The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart. It's about a group of talented kids (some of whom are orphans) who band together to form kind of a super team. They all have different skills and family backgrounds, and it's got great dialogue, characters, and humour.

It sounds like she's going to have a wonderful new family anyway. Best of luck to you all.

u/bien-fait · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

This book is awesome for kids that have two moms or two dads. Our kid has a mom and a dad and we still got it for her because she has two aunts, and we want her to understand that families come in all different ways!

u/mswas · 3 pointsr/booksuggestions

Forgive me for posting synopses from amazon, but in the case of the Book Thief, every description I wrote seemed trite or gave too much away.

Non-Fiction: The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival by
John Vaillant. Outside a remote village in Russia’s Far East a man-eating tiger is on the prowl. The tiger isn’t just killing people, it’s murdering them, almost as if it has a vendetta. A team of trackers is dispatched to hunt down the tiger before it strikes again. They know the creature is cunning, injured, and starving, making it even more dangerous.

Fiction: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books.

u/missdawn1970 · 3 pointsr/whatsthatbook

The author is Markus Zusak.

There's also a movie, released in 2013.

u/eatingdust · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I've never read HP books or seen the movies.

looks around afraid

Used is fine.
Thanks for the contest. the books are always better than the movies!

u/marilyn_morose · 3 pointsr/WTF

There are some great books available that make talking to kids about sex and reproduction really easy.

It's Not The Stork! and It's So Amazing! offer some great discussion of the biology of everything and leave plenty of room for you to insert your own morality! There's never a good reason to leave kids in the dark about biology and sexuality. I've been reading these books to my son since he was about 3 years old. They're cute, accurate, accessible, and worthwhile.

u/Weareallkatlovers · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This Potty book would be great, as we are starting to potty train! Thanks for the contest!

u/Sadie_for_real · 3 pointsr/IFParents

We just did this last January! Toddler loves this book and I've heard of other kids liking it too. There are barely any words or character development or any story at all, but its like potty training crack for kids.

This was my diaper bag potty seat and this lives in my car for emergencies where there are not toilets around. I've only used it twice, but I was SO HAPPY it was there.

We didn't do pull-ups during the day at all once we'd committed to underwear. I always make sure she goes pee before we leave and I ask her multiple times while we're out if she has to go. If we're out for an extended time, we have an obligatory bathroom trip somewhere in the middle. We do pull-ups at night still, though she is dry about 90% of the time. I'm not sure what we'll do the next time we go on an airplane. I'm going to make that a game time decision.

u/3milefinal · 3 pointsr/pics

Wow... I love this, and know my son would as well.

Any interest in painting another for sale? My 3 year old would love this!

We "find the moon" at night and then read "Good night Construction Site" ( together before bed!

u/dizzyvonblue · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

The book on my sons WL is a buck thirteen over, could I have a GC in any amount and I could pay the rest if I'm a winner. It's called Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site. We have another book by the same author and we really enjoy it, probably read it at bedtime 5 out of 7 nights. This one is supposed to be even better.

Now for your daughter. I used to read this book when I was a child and it just captivated me. For some reason, even when I was younger the book had a very vintage feel to it, which made it very special to me. I would almost cry at certain parts. Anyway it's called Mrs. Suzy and it's a beautiful book.

Green Eggs and Ham

u/Tioras · 3 pointsr/Parenting

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site. My son is obsessed with construction equipment.

u/bookchaser · 3 pointsr/childrensbooks

Try /r/parenting/ and /r/raisingkids/ (slightly less toxic)

Many kids don't begin to read until they enter kindergarten (age 5). If this 4-year-old is being taught by his parents to read, or gets such instruction (say, in a Montessori preschool) find out if he's in the early stages, or he's going full bore reading regular picture books and 'early reader' books on his own. Such a child typically enters kindergarten reading at a first or second grade level.

Unless he's a strong reader, the safe and good bet is to buy books with the intent that his parents will read the books to him. So even a chapter book could be appropriate if the subject matter interests him to be read a chapter or two each night at bedtime.

There are loosely ordered by my recommendation level:

  • Richard Scarry’s Cars and Trucks and Things That Go. This one is bursting with vehicles, tons to take in on every double page... mostly passenger vehicles, but all manner of other types of vehicles make their own appearance, plus lots of absurd ones (a gorilla driving a banana car, etc.) One scene is in a construction site. A thin story line ties each scene together (the pig family going on a car trip, and Officer Flossy chasing down the speeding Dingo Dog). A fun feature is a yellow bug ("Goldbug") hidden in a different place on each double page. Be sure to get the hardcover. Even when Mom or Dad isn't there to read it, the book is fun to look through.

  • Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel (Amazon link). This is a true classic from 1939. A steam shovel was antiquated even in 1939, but that's the theme of this story.

  • Trashy Town (garbage truck) This one is fun if you can get him repeating the story's refrain with you... "Is the trash truck full yet? {yelling} NOOOO! Mister Gilly drives on..."

  • I Stink (garbage truck)

  • Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site

  • Justin Roberts Greatest Hits CD (or MP3s). I mention this one only because he has a song Obsessed by Trucks.
u/fluicpana · 3 pointsr/italy

> Cosa faccio, gliene prendo subito un altro?


> Come lo spiego a mio figlio?

u/mindful_subconscious · 3 pointsr/Parenting

Ditto. But maybe not family therapy per se. If they kiddos are young (under 8 or 9), they may or may not have the linguistic ability to really express how they feel. But play therapy should be incorporated as well as that is how children work their feelings. Then, a good therapist can help decipher the themes of their play and what the kiddo needs. They can also recommend good books. I suggest getting The Invisible String and A Terrible Thing Happened.

Also, I'm so so sorry for your loss. Make sure to take care of yourself as well if you begin to feel overwhelmed.

EDIT: I'm sorry I got over-excited about sharing information. But therapy may not be necessary. I work with trauma a lot and there's saying "We treat symptoms, not events." Some kids are incredibly resilient and can bounce back without therapy at all.

u/GladysCravesRitz · 3 pointsr/WayOfTheBern

I actually bought this to keep on the family bookshelf,

u/panamafloyd · 3 pointsr/atheism

Written for children, appropriate for some adults.

Sixteen years ago. Not Dan's fault that there's folks out there who missed it.

u/ExpectDeer · 3 pointsr/Fantasy

Congrats on your daughter! I have a nine year old myself and she loves fantasy and books in general.

I started her young with picture books of which there are fabulous ones with strong female characters.

Rosie Revere, Engineer - not fantasy per se, but the females are empowering. There's a whole series of books about girls in STEM roles from the same authors.

Interstellar Cinderella - Cinderella is a rocket engineer who fixes the prince's ship. She also declines his invitation to marry because she only just met him.

The Princess and the Pony tired of getting sweaters for her birthday, she asks for a real WARRIOR horse and instead gets a chubby little pony. She enters the annual brawl anyways. Endearing, funny, and pokes fun at gender stereotyping.

And for when she's a bit older and can sit still to listen for longer stretches, The Secret World of Og is a great read.

>The series follows the five Berton children, Penny, Pamela, Peter, Patsy, and baby Paul (better-known as “The Pollywog”) as they discover and explore a vast,mysterious world of caverns and rivers hidden beneath a trapdoor in the floor of their clubhouse.

The female characters are strong, unique, and self-sufficient. Not to mention it's a clever and well-written story!

Anyways, I have more I could suggest but you're already under a pile of excellent suggestions. Congrats again!

u/puppyriot · 3 pointsr/gaybros

Not so important, but this is a translation of an American book.

u/kevs · 3 pointsr/todayilearned

As a matter of fact, [yes we do.](">Daddy's Roommate (Alyson Wonderland)</a><img src="

The book pictured was originally published as "Daddy's Roommate" by Alyson Books, a US publisher that specializes in LGBT literature.

u/tanman1975 · 3 pointsr/Parenting

["Teeth are not for biting," this book worked with our kid.]

Also, initially we have him a flat rubber ladybug to keep around at school to bite on when he got frustrated. That helped a lot until he learned to control himself.

u/epemble · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

My LO used to bite too. I bought this Teeth Are Not for Biting book and it's helped a lot. Now she rarely bites but if she does, I recite "ouch! biting hurts!" from the book and she'll go find the book and bring it to me.

u/mrscm · 3 pointsr/Parenting

And "Teeth are not for biting":

I'm cheap and borrowed a copy from the library.

u/buggiegirl · 3 pointsr/parentsofmultiples

I had one biter and one victim, and we read "Teeth Are Not For Biting" every night before bed for months. Also keeping a really close eye on them when they were playing close. My biter usually attacked when his brother was really getting in his personal space and he couldn't take it anymore. So as much as I could, I would move biter away to give him space and remove the bite temptation.

But really, they just outgrow it.

Link to the book, super cheap, good for very little kids...

u/WomanInTheYellowHat · 3 pointsr/breakingmom

You are not crazy, selfish, or mean. I'd be hella stressed right now, too. I agree with a ton of the advice here, particularly about who they're really angry at. It doesn't make it easier on you, but I agree that it's probably more about their son. I also like the list of boundaries someone else suggested.

I know you're dealing with a lot right now, but if you have a moment, could you explain this a bit more:

>thinking that my children need a dad or that a sperm donor is a dad is homophobic.

Is this just a matter of semantics here? ("Dad"= involved and present male figure involved in day to day care of children) My 4yo has been asking a ton about where babies come from and how babies are made. Among others, I like this book, What Makes a Baby? because it talks about how some people have different parts in their bodies necessary to make a baby and some don't, and it models all sorts of families in the illustrations. But egg and sperm are still part of the explanation. I want to give him fact-based information, and it never occurred to me that it might be homophobic to explain that babies are made from an egg cell (from a woman) and a sperm cell (from a man) and they grow into a baby in a uterus (in a woman). And some babies have families with two parents, some with one, some with grandparents, some with two moms, some with two dads, etc. So I guess my question is, is there a particular phrasing for this that is better or worse? Because the fact is your babies have a biological father and mother because they were made from sperm and egg(s), even if their family has two moms. And if my 4yo was asking about it, I'd probably say something like, "Cousin gave his sperm and mom gave her egg and OP gave her uterus to grow the babies. And OP and mom are their two mommies." Is there a better way to phrase that? Thanks!

And good luck with he's really big of you to make the effort. With any luck, you all can come to a place of peace with this before your girls are old enough to be aware of the drama.

u/juju2112 · 2 pointsr/skeptic

I really sympathize. I used to believe all that crap, too. For me, it started changing after I took a Biology class. Learning the reasons behind the scientific method really opened my eyes.

When your child gets older, I recommend this book by Dan Barker. It specifically addresses ghosts and skepticism in kid-friendly way.

u/ricatots · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I know it's a little early, but my SIL found this book for her daughter and I loved reading it to her:
Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty

Plus the background images of plane/flying contraption blue prints would be a cute nursery theme for engineers-in-training ;-)

u/thrifty917 · 2 pointsr/RandomActsOfChristmas

Great offer!!

Jules, age 7, drew Rosie Revere, Engineer because she wants to be an engineer some day. She was excited to use my graph paper! It is on my kids' wishlist, down at the bottom. Here she is with her drawing!

Sebastian, age 5, drew a Minecraft book. I have been trying to add those Minecraft books to their wishlist for days, but every time I try to add them it pops up with an error. I have no clue why. So it's not on their wishlist. Here he is with his drawing!

Merry Christmas! :)

u/Stachbl13 · 2 pointsr/TumblrInAction

There's a story book called My Princess Boy.
My Princess Boy

u/backtotheriver · 2 pointsr/femmit
u/FelesDomina · 2 pointsr/breakingmom

Here is the book! I forgot to link it in my original comment. It's a really great story about acceptance and love😍

My Princess Boy

u/NeuxSaed · 2 pointsr/pics

This is a German translation of an English book.

u/husak · 2 pointsr/WTF

I have the book on my bookshelf. It's called Daddy's Roommate

u/strolls · 2 pointsr/SubredditDrama

Meh, GBLTQ people are like 5% of the population. I hardly think a minority of a minority rejecting the term family or rejecting how you happen to define family is "tearing down the heart of society".

As long as we pay taxes and don't harm anyone else, we're all entitled to live our lives as we choose. If you want to arrange your "private and family life" a bit differently then you're perfectly entitled to do so.

Someone else talked about "tearing the family unit down". That was in reference to section 28, a law that said school libraries weren't allowed to provide picture books to kids, not if the purpose of that picture book was to show lonely, unhappy kids that it was ok to have a family that's a bit different from the norm.

u/quince23 · 2 pointsr/Parenting

I've recommended it before, but I like What Makes a Baby? for these types of conversations. It gives you a framework for talking about nuts and bolts as well as the social aspects. It's very adaptable for just about any family configuration or way of coming into being (though I think there are better books out there for children adopted after infancy).

Agreed with the others who say it's better to talk about this from an early age so as to not give it undue weight. Things you don't talk about have a tendency to be seen by children as wrong or bad, when this situation really is not.

u/FoxenTheSnow · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I think you should tell them there's a baby on the way as soon as possible! It will make the transition easier on them and be far less confusing.

As for the logistics of your child having a different bio-dad, you might want to try an inclusive picture book like What Makes a Baby.

u/slaywacher · 2 pointsr/Adoption

This book was really helpful from a young age.

u/VonHush · 2 pointsr/Parenting

What makes a baby by Cory Silverberg and Sex is a funny word by Cory Silverberg.

u/Daleth2 · 2 pointsr/Parenting

> She is only two years old so I don’t think she will really understand the difference between biological and the other father.

I agree, and honestly I don't think it's fair at this age to ask her to even try. It will probably freak her out to have some guy she's never met introduced as anything resembling a dad. She's at an age where a lot of kids are very, very attached to their parents, and often feel somewhat threatened by outsiders.

Not that my vote counts for anything, but if her parents are on board for it, I would vote for this:

(1) using a name that perhaps hints at a father role, so she'll eventually understand that, but doesn't mean that to her right now (for instance: maybe she calls her dad "daddy" and has never heard the word "papa"; maybe the OP here could be introduced as "Pops." If she doesn't know the word "papa," or if the OP and her parents are on board with "pops," then either of those options is true but not confusing to her now, so she can later figure it out/ask questions but also know that you guys always told the truth); and

(2) not trying to explain what their relationship is until she's older -- for instance, old enough to be interested in this book, which is probably the best book you guys or any other alternative family (donor egg/sperm, surrogacy, gay etc.) are going to find:

u/impendingfern · 2 pointsr/Anarchy101

You could give them a book on anarchy written for kids.

u/drainmyfish · 2 pointsr/Anarchy101

I read an article about this book "A Rule is to Break:Anarchy for Kids" a few months ago. I don't have any kids but would be interested to read it and see what it has to say, it has some great reviews!

u/Fauxtella · 2 pointsr/books

I really want you to get her these books:

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman This is a great story and a Newbury winner. It has a little violence, but no more than Harry Potter. Fantastic book.

Also, a series by Terry Pratchett about a young girl who becomes a witch, and her entourage of hilarious Scottish fairies (but don't call them fairies). These books are really excellent, and I recommend them to anyone who is looking for a series for a young girl. I can't stress enough how great they are.

You can get all 4 of them here in paperback for only $30.

u/Holming · 2 pointsr/CasualConversation

Dunno if it's your cup of tea but I love The Graveyard book by Neil Gaiman.

Synopsis: a young boys parents gets killed by an assassin but the boy escapes him and flees into a graveyard where the ghosts of the graveyard agree to raise him and hide him from the assassin.

It's a short and easy read but I still love it. <3

u/wifofoo · 2 pointsr/Fantasy

Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book about a boy who is raised in a graveyard by ghosts from all eras. It's meant for a younger audience but I was captivated by it.

Also American Gods, Neverwhere, etc. by Gaiman.

u/wheatpuppy · 2 pointsr/tipofmytongue
u/tomwilson92 · 2 pointsr/space

I read a young adult fiction book years ago about this where the moon was knocked out of orbit by a meteor and it fucked Earth up big time. Volcanoes simultaneously erupted because of the atmospheric pressure, blocking out the sun and basically making life shit for everyone. It had a big teenage-angst vibe throughout but was worth the readLife As We Knew It

u/RudyFromMonsterSquad · 2 pointsr/tipofmytongue
u/melonlollicholypop · 2 pointsr/tipofmytongue
u/TRY_TO_UNDERSTAND · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

A mental mind fuck can be nice.

Love your enthusiasm by the way. I love it when I find books from a long time ago and reread them.

I absolutely loved this series.

u/unstuckbilly · 2 pointsr/Parenting

My daughter is just going into 2nd too. If yours reading at a 6th grade level, then I would guess that Magic Tree House books are boring for her? My daughter will only read them if reading them to her little brother (he loves them). The first short chapter books that my daughter really loved were The Boxcar Children. She read a ton of them (there are well over 100). Now, she's seemed to have moved on.

This summer, she's been reading Harry Potter, Lots of Roal Dahl books, Little House on the Prarie books, Lion Witch & Wardrobe books, pretty much anything that we pick up, she'll read. Ask your public librarian for recommendations! We've gotten some good tips from them.

We just ordered a few on Amazon this past week as a friend had recommended some. This one was written by the lead singer of the Decemberists... it's ~550pgs, so a little long, but looks interesting (I kinda want to read it):

We've also recently picked up the first of the Mysterious Benedict Society books (upon recommendation of many):

u/electric_oven · 2 pointsr/booksuggestions

The Replacements IS weird, but it could be something you might be interested in the future.

Unwind will make you think, that's for sure...maybe once you've hit a couple fun books, that's something you could think about reading! :)

You also might like The Mysterious Benedict Society; here's the synopsis from Amazon:
"Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?"

When this peculiar ad appears in the newspaper, dozens of children enroll to take a series of mysterious, mind-bending tests. (And you, dear reader, can test your wits right alongside them.) But in the end just four very special children will succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and resourceful children could complete. To accomplish it they will have to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules.

As our heroes face physical and mental trials beyond their wildest imaginations, they have no choice but to turn to each other for support. But with their newfound friendship at stake, will they be able to pass the most important test of all?

Welcome to the Mysterious Benedict Society.
Enjoy! Let me know if you need recs in the future - feel free to PM me!

u/Reindeergirls · 2 pointsr/Parenting

I've never been able to find anything specific that is a good fit, but I do like these books that explain that there are different kinds of families:

u/peepeehead123 · 2 pointsr/singapore

Should be compulsory reading for whoever makes these calls.

u/Too_many_pets · 2 pointsr/Adoption

We used to have The Family Book.

u/MisterBill · 2 pointsr/books

The Family Book - Todd Parr
Families come in all shapes and sizes (two moms, two dads, adoption, etc)..

u/newsdtrader_420 · 2 pointsr/orangecounty
u/judogirl · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I just want all the gold!

I think you have to have this book. It is really good and based on your book wishlist I think you would like it.

u/ty23c · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

It's too damn hot outside
(are you in Cali? Cause damn it's hooooooootttt D:)

And this book for some summer reading or this flashy key chain can't decide so if I happen to win you choose :)

u/redhatnation · 2 pointsr/

Tell her to return the fucking book. BTW, it's a legit book (for anyone reading your post):

u/eime8498 · 2 pointsr/booksuggestions

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (fiction)

I've been recommending this one lately because I finished it recently and it was so good.

u/vivalavi · 2 pointsr/books

Not related to memoirs, but 'The Book Thief' has been one of the most creative fictional books I have read on the subject of WWII (Holocaust, particularly). It's about a young orphaned girl who lives with her foster parents in Germany before/during WWII. The book is meant for young adults, but I think anyone would appreciate its beauty.

u/Sazmattazz · 2 pointsr/books

Shadow of the Wind is a good suggestion, that popped into my head as well. I'd also say take a look at Lightning Rods. It's got the manic satiric humor you would like, along with some genuine philosophical capital L literature themes she would like. Another one is maybe The Book Thief - this falls more into her category, but I'm willing to bet you'd really like it as well.

u/neongreenpurple · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I recently read The Book Thief. It's about a German girl during WWII/The Holocaust. It's very good. I highly recommend it.

u/awkwardlittleturtle · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

No, I haven't (as I don't have a smartphone), but that sounds like a really interesting concept!

I just finished Room, and am currently reading The Book Thief. Both are really good! I ended up reading Room in one evening- I just couldn't stop! >.<

u/OhMyGuildenstern · 2 pointsr/books

Tolkien's The Hobbit or Coraline by Neil Gaiman.

Sidebar, Gaiman recently mentioned this interesting tidbit regarding Miss Forcible and Miss Spink.

u/hinammi · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Happy Birthday to your little cutie! =) My oldest daughter turns 8 this week! The time goes by so fast, I wish I had a much longer time with mine being that little! I miss those days with her so much!

Anything would be fantastic however my birthday girl has been requesting the first harry potter book on her wishlist!


u/tarmitch · 2 pointsr/tipofmytongue

I know it is not 80s but i immediately thought of

u/stupidshitthrowawayz · 2 pointsr/breastfeeding

I’ve had a couple friends use the Nursies When the Sun Shines book to night wean when their kids were 15-18 months ish! Seems to have worked well for them, I think that two made up a song for their toddler to help them understand that milkies only happen when the sun comes up now. I haven’t read it, but two of them are crunchy attachment parents, so it’s a gentle but effective approach.

u/kaytieluv · 2 pointsr/breastfeeding

Depending on how well your toddler understands stories, this book might be useful. I have friends who have night weaned successfully after reading it together with their toddlers for a week or two.

Nursies When the Sun Shines:

u/John_Barlycorn · 2 pointsr/pics

If you don't already have it:

Recommended by one of my wife's best friends that's the head of social programs or some such (I know she's in charge of sex ed, not sure of the exact title) at one of the biggest school districts in the country. But... be forewarned, sex has changed and that book covers it all. Read if before you give it to them, or you might get questions you weren't ready for.

u/NohoTwoPointOh · 2 pointsr/SingleDads

Self Improvement:

  1. Tell me about it. In my 20's, I ate everything under the sun and could barely maintain. Around 35, that shit ended. I did keto to lose it, but now eat a low-carb diet to keep it off. How are your cooking skills? What eating habits do you think are hindering your goals? Mine was beer and late-night carb snacking.

  2. What stopped? I'm guessing a combination of stress, depression and too much fucking life! Something else, maybe?

  3. Ooooh! What did you create before? Sounds interesting!

    Stuff for your daughter:

  4. A walk before or after dinner. Every day. Teach her to observe. The birds and bugs. The spray paint markings on the street. See a plane in the sky? Ask her where she thinks it is going. Ask her why she thinks the leaves on the tree are changing color and falling off. It is a great chance to bond with her and help her learn (and for you to learn from here). It also helps with your first self-improvement item. During our walks, we end up playing tag, sumo wrestling (she wins a lot), a stripped-down fartlek (you might call them Indian runs), or her invention--running while holding hands. She loves these games and it gets my ass out of a chair. Again, the bonding time is unmatched.

  5. Temper your expectations here. I say do it with gusto, but know that you will need tough skin if the PTA is mostly moms. They will see you as an intruder (as they do with most men in early education). I'm not one bit saying not to do it. Just know that you'll have to be extra tough and persistent. I would suggest also joining a dad's group. It's a good way for you to meet other motivated dads and learn additional dadcraft skills. PM me if you're having a hard time finding one in your area.

  6. 4-5 books a night. This is the best damn thing you can do for your daughter. Your local library is awesome. Don't forget that they can order other books from other neighboring libraries. We have dealth with death (The Fall of Freddie the Leaf, When Dinosaurs Die), potty training (Potty), divorce (Two Homes), science (Baby Loves Thermodynamics or Scientist Scientist), anatomy (Contemplating Your Belly Button), personal conduct (any of the Toddler Tools books from Free Spirit Publishing). I also throw one Dad book in each night like Kisses for Daddy, Grizzly Dad, Daddy Cuddles, Because I'm Your Dad and others. The DC Superheroes Character Education series is pretty nice. It also helps your bond with your daughter along with improving her reading skills.
u/HOUNYCMQT · 2 pointsr/breakingmom

That’s hilarious! Get the book Potty. Shows cats using litter box, doggies going outside, people using potties...
Potty (Leslie Patricelli board books)

u/TBaFFz · 2 pointsr/Parenting

This book worked wonders for our son. He loves using the potty and has moved up the regular toilet. We started training in February and he would go pee but was afraid of pooping. We kept at it and after we kept reading this book to him he now loves going on the potty and will go in public restrooms too. Worth a try.

u/gamerfather · 2 pointsr/Parenting

I'm not a regular contributor, but I felt like making a top-10 list of my favorite books so far. (My son will be turning 3 soon.)

The rules mention links to facebook or blogs; I'm hoping non-referral links to Amazon are okay. I'll link board books where possible, because pages get ripped and torn until at least two-and-a-half years of age.

  • Little Blue Truck: Most parents probably already know this one. Great book for when children are starting to speak - you can point to each of the animals and ask what it "says."
  • Jamberry: Beautiful illustrations, and it can be read as a song. I'm pretty sure two verses were switched - I think it should be "Three berry four berry, my berry your berry, hayberry strawberry, finger and pawberry." Bugs me a little bit.
  • Chugga Chugga Choo Choo: Another singable book with rhymes and good illustrations, and a good means of prompting child participation - they can fill in the "whoo whooo!" part.
  • Planting a Rainbow: Great eye-grabbing book for learning colors. Can also be read with a rhythm, though it isn't as singable as the others.
  • Little Owl's Night: Great book for pre-empting any fears of the dark. "Owls wake up at night time, and sleep when the sun is up." Surely if this little owl is chilling at night with his fox and turtle buddies, that means nighttime is nothing to be afraid of.
  • The Little Dump Truck: Has a good rhythm and good illustrations. Helps give your kid, who loves dump trucks but doesn't know why, an idea of what dump trucks actually do.
  • Twenty Big Trucks in the Middle of the Street: Fantastic counting book, and has a good rhythm as well. Highly recommend for getting your kid to count past ten.
  • Potty: A godsend for potty training. Start reading it a couple months before you introduce the potty, and read it often. We potty-trained our son at about 34 months with a combination of this book and Season 2, Episode 1 of Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood. He used a little plastic thing for about two weeks before we moved him up to the integrated seat, which is great because it can just be wiped down after use.
  • Julia's House for Lost Creatures: Beautifully illustrated, and a great introduction to cleaning up after yourself. "What do good boys do if they make a little mess?" "Um, clean up!" The text doesn't flow well in some parts - I get the impression that this was intended for comic-book reading children - but it isn't overly wordy and has more than enough art to compensate.
  • Why is the Grass Green? First Questions and Answers about Nature: If anyone knows about a more recent version of this, I'd be very interested. We found this one in a library's outdoor "take one, leave one" box. Some of it is still too advanced for our little one to wrap his head around, but the way this book distills concepts into concise explanations with simple wording is amazing. Highly recommended for any child that asks a lot of "why" questions.
u/Johnsonsi · 2 pointsr/Parenting

Sounds like she needs it to be her idea. Tell her it's ok if she doesn't want panties. Give her diapers, take the potty away an stuff it in the basement somewhere. Don't mention the potty again for 3 months.
After 3 months try again.
Get a book about going on the potty. I recommend It's simple and funny and you can easily modify the words to suit your family.
The other thing that will be helpful is identifying her currency. If she goes bananas for stickers, than reward potty success with stickers. For my dd it was candy.
The method is the tricky part. You know your kid best. We put out kid on the potty every hour or so until she got the control down. Now we ask periodically if she needs to go, but generally she tells us. Forget pull-ups, they're just diapers. Go panties in the house, clean up lots of messes, it doesn't take long. Try not to shame her for having accidents, but don't tell her it's ok. Remind her that big girls go on the potty, clean up and carry on.
Good luck

u/_Pebcak_ · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

I got my son Potty by Leslie Patricelli and we read it together before we went potty and then I would give it him while he went potty. When we got to the "tinkle tinkle toot" part as he sat on the potty, he giggled and it made him pee and that was the start of the journey xD Good luck :)

u/andybodies · 2 pointsr/tipofmytongue

From what I remember, it doesn't quite fit, but "mama do you love me?"

u/p_iynx · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

For little kids, books like Goodnight Moon, The Velveteen Rabbit, Mama Do You Love Me?, the Corduroy Bear Series, the Beatrix Potter books (Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Tom Kitten, The Tale of Mr. Tod, etc) are all amazing. Also The Poky Little Puppy, The Original Winnie the Pooh books, and Paddington Bear are all great.

Magic Tree House is a good series for 5/6+.

Get an anthology of Grimm's Fairy Tales for ages 8+. Percy Jackson and the Olympians books are good to introduce Greek Myths to kids. As they get older, a Shakespeare anthology for children, like this one can be really awesome as well. My aunt got books like these for me to introduce me to classic literature as I grew up.

Hope this helps!

u/elektriktoad · 2 pointsr/daddit

Check out Papa, Do You Love Me?, the sequel to one of my favorite books, Mama, Do You Love Me?

u/raanne · 2 pointsr/Parenting

If he is into construction equipment, let me recommend a great bed time book: goodnight goodnight construction site - We picked it up from the library, and I don't know when we will be able to return it because he loves it so much!

u/Buttercupdoll · 2 pointsr/Parenting

There are lots of really great books that deal with death geared towards younger kids. We used I Miss You: A First Look at Death (this one was a nice simple explanation of the life cycle and stuff and not geared towards any spefic religious aspect) and The Invisible String (this actually isn't geared just at Death it's kinda like separation and loss I really loved this book it had a nice way to explain about loss and separation)

u/UncleSlacky · 2 pointsr/atheism

Sounds like she could use that "Maybe Yes, Maybe No" book that gets plugged around here every so often.

u/darkcalling · 2 pointsr/atheism

Get books then and read them together. The ones in our sidebar are pretty good and the best part is Amazon has a little carousel of related books so you can quite easily end up finding a whole shelf full of potential content.

One particularly good book to promote skepticism is Maybe Yes, Maybe No: A Guide for Young Skeptics

The page says its for older children but if you read the reviews you'll find it's just fine for kids your daughter's age as well.

There is also the Awkward Moments Children's Bible, Vol. 1

Which says it isn't for children and I'm going to hee and haw about that as I feel the Bible itself is inappropriate for Children and I further feel it is dishonest that many children's Bible's gloss over some bad parts in order to only sew a dishonest sense of good feelings in children through cherry picking which I would challenge most people to distinguish from indoctrination, brainwashing, whatever you want to call it -- they're weaponized books and the authors often carefully study child psychology to maximize indoctrination potential. If you get it maybe read over it yourself before deciding if it's appropriate, I'd definitely give it to a teenager without reservation but younger children it depends on how mature they are and what you want them exposed to.

Anyways best of luck!

u/rikkirachel · 2 pointsr/UUreddit

I was raised UU and Humanist and these books from my childhood are what I remember really affecting me positively with UU & Humanist values:

Just Pretend: A Freethought Book for Children

Maybe Yes, Maybe No

Maybe Right, Maybe Wrong

(Sorry about formatting, I'm on mobile)

u/ozyman · 2 pointsr/raisingkids

Both of these books have been recommended to me, but I haven't read either yet. They might have some ideas:

u/sc0ttt · 1 pointr/atheism

>Her native language is Dutch.


Maybe Yes, Maybe No

u/NewbombTurk · 1 pointr/religion

I think you shold teach her critical thinking skills from a young age. We did that with our son. We taight him how to think, and not what to think. There are great books, for all ages, on the subject. A great book, for example, is Dan Barker's Maybe Yes, Maybe No: : A Guide for Young Skeptics .

Once a child is armed with this skill, you can send them out into the world, and expose them to ideas, and let them sort them out.

One thing that we did, that we thought was a good ting to break out "how to think, rather that what to think" rule was the concept of hell.

We specifically told him from the first time he was exposed to the concept, that hell is not true. The concept of hell is particularly insidious and damaging. As someone who belongs to several secular/atheist oragnizations, I have seem the havoc the idea of hell has wreaked on people's lives.

u/warebec · 1 pointr/atheism

Resource to help teach your kid how to think:

I read this in about 10 minutes. It's very simplistic and a great guide to introduce young children to the principles of critical thinking.

u/Lizzy_boredom · 1 pointr/TrollXChromosomes

Does she like books? There’s Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls. Which is AMAZING. One paged stories about amazing women throughout history which are very palatable for reading right before bed. There’s also this which is great too. There’s a whole series of these kind too.

u/laurenshapiro · 1 pointr/Parenting

Totally let him. There have been so many recent stories about this in the news, a book was even written! (

u/Pelagine · 1 pointr/lgbt

Books I like (and so does my daughter):

My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis and Suzanne DeSimone

In Our Mothers' House by Patricia Polacco

The Family Book by Todd Parr

William's Doll by Charlotte Zolotow

It's Perfectly Normal by Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley

And pretty much everything Leslea Newman has ever written for kids. :)

u/Pi_is_overrated · 1 pointr/For_Slavs

For some reason u/Hirste-Lukov's latests comment has disappeared from the thread, so I'll reply to myself I guess.

"source for pro-sodomy books"

"source for chemicals in the water which turn animals into sodomites"

Thank you for these. Now, I must refer back to your original comment:

"The UN admitted in documents they released that they literally dump chemicals in the water which have been proven to turn animals gay"

This article does not mention the United Nations at all, nor any documents published by any research body whatsoever, as such your original claim is disproven. Please refrain from making things up in the future if you would ever even dream of being taken seriously in any kind of argument ever, which admittedly you may not want to be and solely want to inflate your ego, however I'm not here to judge that. Incidentally, I actually did find this Infowars article myself, but thought too blatantly fantastical and lacking in discrete evidence (no links to any papers or statistics) to ever possibly consider it grounds for any serious opinion, so I discarded it to look for something concrete. I'm sorry for mistakenly having any faith in you to find reliable sources of information, I'll try my best to correct this in future.

Furthermore, this article specifically talks about Atrazine and Simazine. To quote the US EPA,

"There were no risks of concern identified for the chlorotriazine 4-day cumulative dietary (food only) exposure and risk assessment or for the 4-day dietary cumulative aggregate (food + drinking water) exposure and risk assessment. There were no cumulative risks of concern for the chronic dietary (food only) or screening level aggregate (food + drinking water) assessment for the hydroxytriazines."


So there: The supposed Gay Bomb which is turning Bonobos and frogs around the world gay has no risks of concern. To quote another document on Simazine,

"There is direct evidence that simazine is associated with neuroendocrine disruption. Direct measurements of serum hormones such as certain steroid hormones and luteinizing hormone, as well as changes in estrus cycling and histomorphic changes in hormone responsive tissues, indicate neuroendocrine disruption. EPA has responded, in part, to simazine’s known neuroendocrine disrupting capacity by regulating on endpoints based on neuroendocrine disruptor effects and requiring risk mitigation measures, label amendments, and additional confirmatory data to reduce potential risks to below the Agency’s levels of concern. The Agency has determined that, with label amendments and changes as specified in this document, there is a reasonable certainty that no harm will result to the general U.S. population, infants, children, or other major identifiable subgroups of consumers, from the use of simazine"


So, no, Atrazine isn't harmful, and although Simazine has an effect there is "reasonable certainty" that it doesn't cause harm. I appreciate that the latter of these documents is rather old, however from what I know Simazine is used much less frequently than Astrazine, so I think that from both of these it can be concluded that they are safe. As an addendum, I generally disagree with the high-intensity, high-chemical farming practiced in the United States on principle, so I can partially understand your concern, but I can't disagree with multi-million dollar papers made by people with far more expertise in agriculture than I could possibly ever posses.


As for the "pro-sodomy" books, the first is "And Tango Makes Three", a story about how two male penguins who love each other adopt a daughter and live happily together. The most notable aspect is that it features NO SEX at all. No heterosexual intercourse, no homosexual intercourse, nothing! How can a book with no sex possibly advocate sex? In the video, the argument given (by both the interviewer and the interviewee, and never challenged by either) is that by telling young children stories about gay couples, they're being implicitly teaching them about sex.


They are NOT teaching children ANYTHING about sex in these books. If reading children story books about gay penguins is teaching them about sexual intercourse, then every storybook that's ever involed a mother and a father has done so too! There are thousands, if not millions of books aimed at very young children which talk about straight married couples within a typical nuclear family which have been read to children for decades, and nobody seems to have a fault with them pushing their heterosexualisation of children because they don't heterosexualise children, just as 'And Tango Makes Three' doesn't homosexualise them either.

The second is "My Princess Boy", which is about a very feminine boy who wears very feminine clothes. It's quite notably written in the third person from the perspective of the mother of the eponymous boy. You only need to look at the preview pages on Amazon ( to see that it doesn't idolise the boy anymore than a mother would talk highly of her own child, rather it only says that HE EXISTS. It talks about how he loves his family, how they love him, and how he loves playing with his friends and he can be free to dress and acts as he likes! What part of that is perverse! Why shouldn't boys be allowed to do something as innocuous as wear a dress? It's not like he's having sex with anyone, or even taking any hormones; it's just a pink skirt! And despite what the interviewer says, the boy isn't trans. If the books was about a boy who was trans, it wouldn't have "Boy" in the title.

u/drb226 · 1 pointr/atheism

Having trouble explaining it to your kids? Here are some children's books to help you out:

Heather Has Two Mommies
Daddy's Roommate

u/Angry_Buddha · 1 pointr/Celebs

Probably this, given your intellect and maturity level: No Bites!

u/RandomRedditor44 · 1 pointr/SubredditDrama

Jeseus. Angry_Buddha called me retarded. He also said I was still in middle school (even though I'm in high school), said I should read this picture book, said I'm an alternate account, and said I love creating anger.

Oh, he also said (and I quote): "There you go failing reading comprehension again. Hope summer school helps! We're all rooting for you!"

How old is that guy?

u/adro21 · 1 pointr/NewParents

Not sure how old your son is, but we read this to our son for about 5 nights straight and he has stopped biting since:

u/AnarchyABC · 1 pointr/Anarchism

There's also A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara link here

And, there's also A Rule is to Break by John Seven and Jana Christy link here

u/thekaleb · 1 pointr/libertyPositive
u/ticklesmyfancy · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I remember when I never met anyone who had the same birthday as me (I met the first person back in 2008, and I noticed like, 5 other people on here have the same birthday as me in the b-day spreadsheet).

So, I always told people that my birthday twin, for August 25th, is Tim Burton. Another "famous" birthday twin is actually a video game character named Voldo from the series Soul Calibur

Happy early birthday! It'd be awesome if I got the paperback of The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.

u/THLycanthrope · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Sunshine was interesting and probably a good tween read.
The Graveyard Book by Niel Gaiman is awesome and designed for her age group and only has a tertiary vampire.

u/watsoned · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This seems dark! Kid raised in a graveyard with special abilities? C'mon now.

u/CE23 · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

The Graveyard Book is an interesting read.

This is a page from Goodreads of the top voted Young Adult Books

Good luck! I hope you find something you enjoy.

u/mamallama · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I've got this in my games list Forbidden Island at $15.02 and in my books list Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book at $7.19

i just can't seem to close the deal with that last cent.

thanks for hosting contests!

u/adragonisnoslave · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My dick.


u/sykotikkytten · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Have you ever heard of/read the Susan Beth Pfeffer trilogy? Yea, that. And anything like it. So. Much. i'm almost obsessed by it. And will probably now spend the rest of the day obsessing over it. Ugh.

u/CatFiggy · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Life as We Knew It by Susan Pfeiffer.

So an asteroid crashes into the moon, shoving it closer and doing shit to our electricity, and there is snow everywhere.

It's in the form of journal entries of a 16-year-old girl (one of which I was when I read it). Holy shit, nothing happens. Nothing. They're hungry. There is snow. The book ends.

u/Avalon81204 · 1 pointr/WTF

Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer. Its YA but still a very good, accurate account of what happens when an asteroid hits the moon and knocks it closer to earth. Scary shit.

u/Iswitt · 1 pointr/geology

I don't have much to offer on what might happen longterm, but I believe you're referring to Life as We Knew It by Susan Pfeffer if anyone is curious. Good book.

u/LiliedHart · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

The Mysterious Benedict Society entertained me, maybe it will you too. I haven't read the others, so I don't know if they all hold up as well as the first one did.

I always get a kick out of rereading the Annotated Adventures of Alice in Wonderland, too. (I like puzzle-y books)

u/sarahgrace362 · 1 pointr/52weeksofcooking
u/tegglesworth · 1 pointr/tipofmytongue
u/Anon-eight-billion · 1 pointr/stepparents

This is the one I read to the 3 year old!

The Family Book

And the other two are

I Love My Bonus Mom

I Have a Stepmom (The I Have...

u/another_single_dad · 1 pointr/SingleParents

>Does this ever get easier to figure out??

Sounds like you figured it out pretty easily.

If someone asks about your family, you name the people you love. If you're feeling generous, you also include the people that you wish you could bring yourself to love. It doesn't need to be any more complicated than that.

If your daughter is concerned about it, this book would probably be worth buying. It's below grade level for an 8 year old, but it speaks directly to the matter in a way she can easily understand.

u/Astra7 · 1 pointr/randomactsofamazon

My favorite all time book has to be The Book Thief. What was your favorite book?

u/charisma_blackhole · 1 pointr/chicago

Uh.. no idea? It was given to me a few years ago by an old coworker; I've only just (finally) pulled it out of my "to read" pile.

The last book that made me cry was the end of The Book Thief. Made all the more awkward by the fact that I finished reading it while taking a bath.

u/makenoapologies · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

The last re-read was Shogun by James Clavell. Awesome book.

The last new book that I haven't already read was The Book Thief by Markus Zusak for the library young adult book club. Absolutely did NOT like it.

I would love an Amazon GC if we are allowed to request our item. :)

Thank you for the contest!

u/huffyhedgie · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

The Book Thief looks like a fantastic movie (I still haven't seen it) and I'm hoping it's an even better book!! Thanks for the awesome contest!

u/gbro · 1 pointr/AskReddit

The Book Thief because it's an incredible book, well-written, emotional, and it doesn't have a sequel. If you only had one book, why would you pick anything in a series?

u/threewordusername · 1 pointr/Fantasy

Okay so I have two recommendations:

The Book Thief:" is I think technically a kids book, and it's about a girl in Nazi Germany, so offhand it might not sound like it's for you BUT it's narrated by Death and his timing is amazing. Even if sometimes the punchlines are more like a punch to the gut.

And Tanya Huff has some great, unique fantasy. I'd start with[Sing the Four Quarters:, where certain special people can sing to control the four elements, and everyone is snarky and different and fun to be around. Or... at least fun to read about.

u/mushpuppy · 1 pointr/books

I liked Diaz's book and couldn't care less why someone else wouldn't. A person's tastes are his own. Honestly, if a person doesn't like a work of art, really he's only impoverishing himself, right? Doesn't mean he's right or wrong; just means he wasn't able to enrich his own life through it.

Cap you may want to read The Book Thief. I found it to be one of the most moving books I've ever read.

u/wisherg40 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My goal is to graduate with honors from college in two years. As of now, I am right on track in terms of GPA, and I work hard to keep it that way.


I like to read in my spare time, and I've heard good things about this one.

u/lalalalady22 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I NEED The Book Theif because /u/KnitAJesso told me there was a movie coming out and I MUST READ the book before the movie.

The more you read the more you know!

u/xCurlyQ · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

labor day

The Book Thief

Used is fine

u/AwwwYeahOP · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

The Book Thief! I've been wanting to get around to reading this. Thank you for the contest!

u/Zoobles88 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

If you like Stephen King, you should check out his son, Joe Hill. Heart Shaped Box is flat out terrifying. But it's SO GOOD.

I would really love a copy of The Book Thief, I'm dying to read it before the movie comes out :)

u/icantbebotheredd · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

This is not a non-fiction book, but "The Book Thief by Markus Zusak" made me cry and is also set during the holocaust.

u/Lonewolf8424 · 1 pointr/books

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusack. All around good read in general, but the really awesome part about this book is that the narrator is Death. That's what has stuck with me about it the most over the years. Turns out, Death has a lot of poignant things to say.

u/sheffy4 · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

I read The Book Thief this year and I loved it. That would be your book just for fun.

u/chipotleplease · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Coraline by Neil Gaiman is currently under $5.

Look at this little hitchhiker

u/a03firefly · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/ekralc · 1 pointr/Bookies

This book used is currently the cheapest on my wishlist. Thanks for the contest, fellow bookie! :)

u/b00ger · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

At least sometimes they do.

u/Deradius · 1 pointr/AskReddit

>I think you're taking this a little bit too literally.

What does this mean? What did you want me to do, lie or make up an answer to your question that isn't true?

Do you want an answer to your question, or a story?

This might be relevant to your interests.

u/mescad · 1 pointr/DebateReligion

>where is the definitive version

What does that even mean for an anthology of works written over hundreds of years by at least dozens of authors and editors?

>A lot rides on whether you believe genesis to be true.

Something can be non-factual and still contain truth. No, I'm not a Young Earth Creationist, That doesn't make the book useless to me.

>For example there will never be mistranslated, inaccurate copy of a harry potter book.

Great example. I own this book: Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal and this book: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. You don't even have to leave the front cover before you begin to run into translation problems. Does Philosopher mean the same thing to you as Sorcerer?

>Actually although all 3 gods are the "same" god, the teachings of each religion cannot coexist. To be more precise, if you get to heaven and the muslim god is there then jews and christians wont be getting in.

If they are truly the same, and I'm a Jew who makes my way to heaven, then by definition the "muslim god" will in fact be there. As will be the "christian god" and the "jewish god" because they are all the same one God.

>the teachings of each religion cannot coexist

They coexist now, but it sounds like you think I'm claiming that none of the teachings of those religions conflict. I'm not saying that.

>You cannot count muslims, jews and christians as belonging to the same religion. sorry, you cant just make up the rules.

Sorry, where are the rules posted? I guess I forgot to even read them. lol I could make a similar statement like "you can't just exclude who I'm allowed to count. Sorry, you can't just make up the rules" :)

>you will hardly find anyone who can logically accept one and not the other.

I'm guessing you've never lived in the southeastern United States. MLK Jr is not, even today, universally loved. In fact, I heard that he was even killed by a Christian.

>Until religion becomes a solely private matter I certainly wont be happy.

Bourbon helps. :)

u/liutnenant · 1 pointr/europe

Come on, I know what I am talking about. None of those writers of that article know Slovak language, by the way. Be skeptical sometimes.


Consider this:
(hardcover - 320 pages)


(harcover - pages: 309)

And there are many more examples. We can go with a non-English author Jo Nesbo

(hardcover 480 pages)

(hardcover 555 pages)

The same book in hardcover is 75 pages longer in Slovak. And that's a lot. If it would be 5 or 10 pages ok, insignificant. But 75 pages at about 500 pages long hardcover is a big differenct.

My personal experience is similar. English books are shorter than their Slovak counterparts.

English books are shorter than Slovak books, you can read them quicker. That's a fact.

u/ProfessionalSet0 · 1 pointr/Chinese

So, I too have had this debate many times, and I am heartened every time someone steps up in support of character based writing like Hanzi. My honest attitude toward this is "I want to believe". I want to believe that there is equal merit to Hanzi as letter-based phonetic writing like romanized, cyrillic, etc. But all the evidence seems to point to the contrary.

Some rebuttals to your points:

>I imagine there's also been an increase in the number of English speakers who have problems remembering the spelling for words where the pronunciation is not as obvious when read.

Let's assume this is the case. I mean, there's some evidence that it isn't the case but let's assume it is. There's a categorical difference between forgetting the "I before E, except after C" rule, or forgetting whether you need an 'e', an 'i', or an 'a' in words like "definitely", "separate", and "necessary" and fundamentally forgetting that a letter existed or how to handwrite a letter.

In this clip, there's a gentleman who "struggles with the character for 'thumb'." The above words are 3 and 4 syllables long but 拇指 (Mǔzhǐ) is only 2 syllables and he got half the word wrong. This is a far cry from simply mixing up the order of two letters like writing "beleive" instead of "believe". In other words, here's an article from just 2017 saying "Character amnesia has become more and more common...". Show me the article that says there's currently an epidemic of otherwise literate adults forgetting how to write basic words in English.

>The writing system survived for thousands of years because it was effective.

I mean, there's "effective" and there's "optimal", right? The Mayan civilization lasted for about 3000 years and had a glyph based writing system. Would you seriously advocate that this is an optimal system of writing? Probably not, right? So I think this argument is true but a little misleading, depending on what exactly you mean by "effective". Then again, "effective" is defined as "producing a decided, decisive, or desired effect". Was the "desired effect" of the language for its users to begin forgetting its own writing system?

>(ie, the use of physician, medic, and doctor for medical personnel), it gets a lot harder for the reader to guess what's being referred to.

I'm not sure what you mean here. Yeah, those are three different words with three different definitions and they might be industry-specific. But it's not about it being "harder" for a reader to understand the difference. When a reader comes across a word, they either know what the definition is or not. If it's a real word then then the burden is on the reader to go to a dictionary and look up what the word is. It's also the writers job to try to make their vernacular and syntax as clear as possible.

>Furthermore, they take up little room on the page

Ehhhhh, again, technically true, but so what? It's not even that big of a difference. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in English is 309 pages while in Chinese it's 242. This is not that much value-added.

Arguing that Hanzi has some benefits over romanization is like arguing that chopsticks has merit over the fork (another mistake in efficiency I think the East made). You're essentially saying "Sure, forks are ok, but look! you can't twirl a fork around like this can you?" It just strikes me as a pride thing.

Again! I'm a big fan of the language. I think there are some interesting logical ambiguities that exist in English that don't in Mandarin. For example, there's this joke in English — Question: "What did the logician say when his wife handed him their newborn and asked if it's a boy or a girl", Answer: "Yes" — Well, in Mandarin, since you specify Yes/No questions with the 'ma' particle, you avoid the ambiguity.

u/boutitboutit · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Alright, it's like this: books are like food. Start with something addictive, and probably bad for you (Conan The Barbarian for instance). Eventually you'll go looking for something more, but still delicious (the Harry Potter books are notorious for this). Eventually you'll order something heavier (For Whom the Bell Tolls is a good one), knowing that it's going to take a long time to digest.
TR;DR: Don't eat Thanksgiving dinner without an appetizer.

u/Fijigiga · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Cheapest thing: Harry Potter
And this is how I first heard of JonTron

u/HeathenRunning · 1 pointr/Parenting

First, cut back on it a bit at a time, or else you are likely to get mastitis, and that sucks!

If you are still night nursing, that's probably a good place to start to cut back. There are a few books about night weaning like this:


Then cut out one nursing session every few days, ending with the one that is most important to your child (maybe bedtime?).


When I weaned my first, it helped to have my spouse take over parenting when nursing would normally occur, like bedtime, waking up, and injuries. If the lactating parent isn't around, child is still getting the love and comfort they need, and nursing simply isn't an option. But, I'm also not opposed to bribery, it will be hard to stop nursing if it's something your kid loves, but is there something he's been interested in or asking for that you can reward him with for being such a big kid?

u/tercerero · 1 pointr/Parenting

I posted about it and described methods in the comments:

Mind you the only way I was able to night wean was to remove her from my bed completely, so your mileage may vary depending on your goals.

Your kiddo is getting old enough to actually understand what's going on, and you can start reading books like Nursies When the Sun Shines as part of bedtime.

This was helpful as well:

PM for any more info if you want!

u/34F · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

This is a method developed for breastfeeding, bed sharing families:

It doesn't sound easy, but it might make more sense for you than Ferber? See what you think. I was also recommended this book: I've heard some people say they've had great success with that.

Good luck, I hope you find something that helps!

u/callalilykeith · 1 pointr/breastfeeding

I just ordered this book:

I have a 3 year old and I plan to be done by 4.

I originally had a goal of 6 months, haha.

Anyway this is for night. Instructions on the back of the book say to read for a couple weeks then explain that this is the night where the nursies (or whatever you call it) are going to sleep too.

Don’t feel bad, just always have a snack to offer for daytime breaks from nursing.

I believe the national weaning age is 4 according to the world health organization.

If I were you I would just do morning and night (since you will be home).

My son looks pretty young so I haven’t had weird looks. But I do say no and if he’s actually asking for milk it means he’s tired and we gotta go home for a nap.

I stopped doing on demand nursing around that age because I’m just tired haha. But he still nurses frequently at home. He definitely nurses a lot more when we are at home all day. And I stopped letting him nurse and watch tv at the same time (unless he’s sick).

If he wants milk while he’s watching a show I say ok but I’m turning off the tv! He gets to choose if he still wants it or to finish his show first.

Good luck!

u/minicpst · 1 pointr/Parenting My daughter has this one. It goes into detail without being condescending. Talks about putting the penis into the vagina, etc. Not just "a special hug."

u/CaraBunny · 1 pointr/Parenting

Just to touch on teaching your kids the proper words for body parts: this series of books was recommended to me, definitely worth checking out!
It's So Amazing!: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families (The Family Library) by Robie H. Harris et al.

u/goodforthescience · 1 pointr/Parenting

I work for a statewide Child Abuse Prevention org and we advocate that “8 is great.” It’s an appropriate time to discuss sexual development before they start to get misinformation through other sources (friends, media, etc).

“It’s So Amazing” is an excellent book. I ordered the series but began with this one when my son was 8.

u/SUPinitup · 1 pointr/exmormon

Check out these books. There are 3 in the series for different age groups. They are really good.

u/KillerSiren · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon




welcome back hunny!

u/weavves · 1 pointr/Parenting

Don't get discouraged if it doesn't happen right away. Kids train at their own pace. At first we went all out for three or four weeks and got nowhere, he wouldn't stay on the potty, he couldn't wait, he would get up and pee on the floor, etc. So eventually we called it quits.

Then we pulled the potty out again three or four months later and it was almost instant. Within two weeks he was fully trained, just wearing pull-ups at night. Then two weeks after that he was night trained, too, and using the toilet.

It's all about when they're ready.

But I will tell you that in my experience pull-ups were only really useful for night training. In the day he treated it like a diaper, wouldn't use the potty if he was wearing them. So we went with underwear pretty quickly, and that helped move things along.

Also this book which is aimed at toddlers. He's always been big on books, and he'd sit on the potty reading that book until he went. He loved it. Give them something to focus on while they're sitting.

Don't get any potty training routine books for adults. Every kid is very different, and it's all about figuring out what works for them. Eventually it'll click.

It will be messy, though, so be prepared for that.

u/scarabic · 1 pointr/Parenting

This is a fun one.

Potty (Leslie Patricelli board books)


Everyone Poops (My Body Science Series)

u/Junipermuse · 1 pointr/Parenting

These are all books I read with my kiddos when they were very young. They're all simple board books perfect for babies and young toddlers. They're are a lot of other great books about diversity for older children as well, but those might be too complex for a baby or young toddler.

u/Pi_Maker · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Mama, Do You Love Me? is one of our most favorites. I love that it teaches about Eskimo culture and shows the child that, even when you get in trouble, their mama's love will never end.

u/Pseudo_Moron · 1 pointr/books

I flipped through this at Christmas and thought it was pretty cool for little boy's bedtime book: Goodnight Construction Site

u/uhlex28 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

10:19 PM (Roll Tide Baby!)

Good Night, Good Night, Construction Site

u/itallblends · 1 pointr/Parenting

This is my sons favorite book. He wants to read it every night because he loves trucks and construction vehicles!

u/Hokuboku · 0 pointsr/AskReddit

The Book Thief is the novel I always recommend. It will likely make you cry and it will stick with you.

u/larevolucion · 0 pointsr/books

I would also suggest cross-posting this to r/booksuggestions.

Also, I love historical fiction so a few of my recommendations:

u/KuramaTheSage · 0 pointsr/HPfanfiction




u/BoilerMaker11 · 0 pointsr/Games

> "Hey, Harry Potter/A Game of Thrones/Northern Lights/American Psycho were written 20+ years ago! I shouldn't have to pay 11.99 for copies! They should be 3.99 at most they're so old! Only new stuff should be expensive!"

Ummm....yes, actually. Would you pay $10,000 for a 1992 Ford Taurus, even if it still "runs well"? Would you pay $25 a The Dark Knight Blu-ray, even though it was one of the best movies of the 2000s and, arguably, the best movie of 2008? Would you pay $40 for A Link to the Past, a game considered the greatest of all time? No, you wouldn't. Despite those items still holding up and being great, you would not pay that expensive price for them, precisely because they were old.

There's such a thing as depreciation, and the market determines that (go to any used game store and CoD4 will be $5-7, whereas a black label copy of, say, Marvel vs Capcom 2 will be like $50, due to rarity). They're keeping the price artificially high to make it seem like a "premium" product that's still "in demand". If that were truly the case and people were still gobbling this game up (I'm not saying the community isn't still there, I'm talking about new consumers. That's what 'demand' addresses), they would continuously be bragging about the sales and that would justify its price point. You wanna know why GTAV is still $60? Because millions of people are still buying the game, to this day, and some milestone achievement is announced every 6 months or so. That obviously isn't true for CoD4, despite how good the game is.

Oh, and btw, I really don't know what point you were trying to make mentioning any of those books, considering:

Harry Potter

A Game of Thrones

Northern Lights

American Psycho (This one appears to hold up, but apparently it's a rare book)

I intentionally sorted by new, because if I picked used, the price would literally be a penny for 3 of those books, and $0.74 for the last.

u/Smittx · 0 pointsr/pics

Reminds me of the book "Goodnight, goodnight, construction site"

u/GooseCharmer · 0 pointsr/Mommit

We were having an issue with our 2.5 year old hitting at Daycare. We bought the Hands Are Not For Hitting book and read it every night. Maybe you could buy Teeth Are Not For Biting and read that? Or get one for Daycare and ask them to read it to him at every instance of biting.

u/isakk21 · -1 pointsr/stolaf

No AC OR internets?!? Anyway, I just got done with The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell. I really enjoyed both of them. Book Thief is about a young, German girl in Nazi Germany and is narrated by a timid and thoughtful Death. Unfamiliar Fishes is a history of the colonization of the Hawaiian islands with Vowell's signature dry humor. If you give me some titles of books that you like/just read, I'd be happy to give you more suggestions!

u/Miskatonica · -2 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

Hi u/ting4ling,

Kara here, OP's wife, (As I said to another redditor, I'm basically the PR person for our biz as my husband tbh isn't the best typist or as patient with giving thoughtful replies).

First off, glad you think they're cool and glad you love books. The awesome thing is that we never ever ever ever would cut a limited edition or rare irreplaceable edition, (couldn't afford one anyway).

As you know, e-books abound! We buy real, paper books which makes the publisher print a new book to replace it to sell to a reader. It would be a tragedy if print went out. It's sad to see bookstores closing. I've provided here a handy-dandy list of ways to get access to J.K. Rowling's awesome work, and it would be mostly the same access for most of the books we cut for our business:

  • Kindle $0 with KindleUnlimited or $8.99 to buy
  • Hardcover Starting at under $4.00 used or under $12.00 new
  • Paperback Starting at $0.01 used or under $7.00 new
  • Audible Free with Audible trial
  • Mass Market Paperback Starting at $0.01 used and under $5.00 new
  • Audio CD kinda pricey at over $20.00


    The above listings are just on Amazon, of course there's:

  • Countless listings both used and new on eBay
  • New copies on Barnes & Noble online and in stores
  • Indie booksellers online and in stores,
  • Public libraries lending in real books and e-books
  • 2nd-hand bookstores (altho extremely rare to get a Harry Potter at a used bookstore as they're in high demand, believe me, I've looked)


    Let's all go forth and buy real books for whatever reason, seriously, we need to support print.

    edit: formatting