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u/fifthredditincarnati · 2 pointsr/raisingkids

My son knew all his letters at age 2 as well. At 3 he was reading out street and shop signs, and now at 4 he can read simple books by himself. All we did was read books with him from a young age. He watches about an hour of TV/videos every day, stuff like Pingu or Dora or Thomas or kids' songs on youtube - none of which can be credited with teaching him to read, I think it was just reading with him.

Some of his favorite books (in chronological order):

  • Classics like Goodnight Moon and The Very Hungry Caterpillar

  • I See A Monster

  • Funny Face - highly recommended, gave my two-yr-old a simple way to recognize and express his emotions

  • Five Little Monkeys Jump on the Bed and other similar sing-along and/or play-along books, which greatly helped him begin to sight-read words.

  • Catch Me, Catch Me, the first book he learned to read by himself. Simple rhyming text combined with his favorite theme, trains.

  • That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown - his latest favorite: great story, great mix of repeating words and new/challenging words without ever going completely over his head.

    I'm a stay-at-home mom so we probably have more time to read with kids than families where both parents work. But even so maybe you can still try: we only read about one book a day on average, so making it a bedtime routine would put two-working-parent kids on the same footing as ours.
u/forever_erratic · 2 pointsr/raisingkids

My (3-year old) son likes some traditionally "girly" stuff and has been getting some flack from other kids about it at school. His teacher and my wife and I talked about strategies (his teachers are awesome) and one thing we did was check out a bunch of books about being different.

Two of them pull pretty strong on my heart strings:


Jamie is Jamie

They're both great. The drawings (of all sorts of odd hybridized creatures) in Neither are fantastic, as is the story. It is the "younger" book of the two.

But Jamie is Jamie brings me (a reasonably masculine man) almost to tears. It's about a kid (Jamie) that likes doing girly and boy-y stuff, and their classmates like Jamie a lot and have an interesting conversation about whether they are a boy or a girl, then decide they don't care.

But what really makes it special in my mind is that it doesn't end there--it shows how after that, the other kids start playing with whatever they actually want to, regardless of gender norms, and are happier for it.

I think it touches me because I can remember being a kid and having interest in some "girly" things--gymnastics, dress-up, cooking... but never letting myself do those things. I think books like this would have helped me try things I wanted to do but was afraid to, and I hope it is that way for my son.

u/Speechie99 · 2 pointsr/raisingkids

You can do it! The first few weeks I recall the baby waking every 2 hours or so to eat. It gradually gets longer, and when they sleep for 5+ hours it feels like a miracle! Just remember, it's only a phase, they will learn to sleep through the night, and you guys will quickly learn what works for your little one. The 5 s's worked great for us, especially the swaddle and shushing(white noise), the other ones are side lying/stomach (when you're holding them!), swinging, and sucking. The book "happiest baby on the block, the sleeping edition" was great for me when I was first learning the ropes. I'm 10 months in and ours sleeps 12 hours with 1 feeding before I go to bed, it's a dream come true. You'll get there!

Edit:link to the book I referred to:

u/[deleted] · 4 pointsr/raisingkids

I am so sorry this is so hard.

Here is an interesting article called that may help a bit:
"Parenting your strong-willed child".

Which I found when searching for this book: Parenting the Strong Willed Child

I have heard wonderful things about this book - seriously, it's been very helpful to a number of people I know who have intense kids.

EDIT: I've also heard good things about this one: Raising your spirited child

u/johnhutch · 1 pointr/raisingkids

Very reasonable and thoughtful, certainly. But is it objectively true? Some people go with a "seems to work for me" mode of thinking, and that's fine, but others, like myself, want to know the hard science and learn the truth about these things.

Simply put, the plural of anecdote is not evidence. While there may be lots of parents who appreciate his advice, there is little to no science supporting his opinions, and quite a bit of conflicting science negating it.

If you're at all interested in said science, I recommend picking up this book:

u/thereisnosub · 2 pointsr/raisingkids

Check out Playful Parenting:

The basic thesis is that at this age, you can get the kids to do what you want by making it fun for them. It's like Mary Poppins said:
> In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and - SNAP - the job's a game.

u/kitcheninja · 5 pointsr/raisingkids

I have a 2.75yo boy :) We have "pew pew" (thank you, Lego Batman), hitting, throwing toys, and other roughness. We talk about how mistreating toys can turn them into trash (i.e. they break). Toys often go to time out if they can't be played with appropriately (sometimes for a day, sometimes much longer). I tell him I won't let him hit/hurt people (his older sister the usual target) and block him or use time out as needed. I think he has a need to be rough, and I try to provide him with plenty of appropriate opportunities for that. We go places where he can throw rocks, bang with sticks, and get lots of physical exercise. I also like [The Art of Roughhousing.](The Art of Roughhousing: Good Old-Fashioned Horseplay and Why Every Kid Needs It Thankfully my husband enjoys playing this way, because although I recognize it as developmentally appropriate, I do not enjoy it myself!

u/seamonkeybrainz · 2 pointsr/raisingkids

Some great recommendations here! 10 Minutes till Bedtime by Peggy Rathman was a favorite of ours for a few years. Very few words and a lot going on in the pictures as a little boy gets ready for bed while trailed by a large family of hamsters, all up to various antics.

u/professor-hot-tits · 2 pointsr/raisingkids

Simplicity Parenting has a wonderful chapter about toys and how keep them meaningful but under control. It's a fantastic book.

u/Cbrantford · 1 pointr/raisingkids

These both look like great books and they both remind me of one of my daughter's favourites "Me... Jane" a very short and simple but inspirational re-telling of Jane Goodall's life story.

u/thesassyllamas · 12 pointsr/raisingkids

I highly recommend No Bad Kids and Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids. Both books helped me tremendously as a parent, and helped me parent the exact opposite of how I was raised. One of the most important things at this age is consistent, clear boundaries, and standing your ground. Do not make empty threats - follow through.

u/elysians · 2 pointsr/raisingkids

Wanted to chime in and mention the book Neither. Great for discussing the topic of social inclusion, and empathy.

u/3AmigosNJ · 2 pointsr/raisingkids

With school starting please run to your local library and get

Stand Tall Mary Lou Mellon by Patty Lovell

u/rainlykawaii · 1 pointr/raisingkids

I have one of these, and i surround the top with baby proof bumper with the one below so he doesn't bump his head when he trys to stand and hit his head against it.


u/Little_birds_mommy · 2 pointsr/raisingkids

TV secure set that we used. TVs falling on kids is more common than thought. When mine started to toddle, nothing became safe.

u/jbristow · 0 pointsr/raisingkids

In the long run, parental involvement is within a rounding error according to Steven Pinker