Dr. Robert Bucknam, M.D., F.A.A.P. is the founder and director of Cornerstone Pediatrics in Louisville, Colorado where he resides with his wife, Gayle, and their four sons. He has served thousands of parents in Colorado for the last 26 years as their Pediatrician. With a targeted interest in preterm and high-risk newborns, Dr. Bucknam's opinions are highly respected within the pediatric community; He has expanded his practice into multiple hospitals in the area where he works closely with 37 licensed Pediatricians. Dr. Bucknam's work on Parent Directed Feeding is being utilized by 6 million parents worldwide in 16 languages. Stay connected to his further findings on Twitter @_wisebooks and online at babywisebooks.com
On Becoming Toddlerwiseby Robert Bucknam (Joint Author), Gary Ezzo
From First Steps to Potty Training There is no greater fulfillment a parent can receive than the upturned face of a toddler, eyes speaking wonders and a face of confidence in discovering a brand new world with Mom and Dad. In just over a year, the helpless infant emerges as a little moving, talking, walking, exploratory person marked by keen senses, clear memory, quick perceptions and unlimited energy. He emerges into a period of life know affectionately as the Toddler Years. How ready are you for this new experience?The toddler years are the learning fields and you need a trustworthy guide to take you through the unfolding maze of your child's developing world. On Becoming Toddlerwise is a tool chest of workable strategies and ideas that multiplies your child's learning opportunities in a loving and nurturing way. This resource is as practical as it is informative.With over two million homes to their credit, trusted parenting authors Gary Ezzo and Dr. Robert Bucknam, M.D. bring their collective wisdom, experience, and insights to bear on this critical phase of growth and development. From first steps to potty training made easy and everything in between, it is all here for you.
FROM THE AUTHOR
26 year Pediatrician and father of four - Dr. Robert Bucknam, M.D. says:
"Change! It seems to be a way of life for parents. In our rapidly expanding, knowledge based society where technology changes everyday, new innovations impact life styles and the way people learn. Parenting curriculums, once designed to cover large blocks of developmental time are less effective today than years gone by. Precision teaching with concise thoughts for specific age ranges seems to be the way of educational life. Our newest curriculum reflects these changes. The communication and dissemination of early childhood principles are easily and naturally divided into four developmental stages, starting at birth and going to thirty-six months. Each stage represents new growth transitions requiring parents to accommodate the changes taking place as their child's grows. Our early childhood curriculum now include:
Stage One: Birth to 5 months-- On Becoming Babywise
Stage Two: 5 to 12 months -- On Becoming Babywise 11
Stage Three: 12 - 18 months -- On Becoming Pretoddlerwise
Stage Four: 18 - 36 months -- On Becoming Toddlerwise
Stage Five: 36 - 84 months -- On Becoming Childwise
We continue this series where Babywise 11 left off. During the next 180 days, the newly emerging walking, talking, exploring, child begins a developmental metamorphosis from babyhood to toddlerhood."
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This guy is nuts. Studies have been done on how babies being raised on his principles get to "failure to thrive." Many hospitals tell new parents NOT to follow Ezzo's advice. He is not a medical professional, but based his ideas on Jesus's cries not being answered on the cross. In fact, he's been kicked out of his own church for the harmful crap he preaches. Stay far away!
I really got a lot out of Babywise - my daughter was sleeping through the nite at 5 weeks. And now that she's almost 14 months, I thought it natural to buy Toddlerwise. Even after reading the negative reviews on other websites, I still wanted to read the book to make my own judgment. But the only new information I learned was in one chapter that's not even written by Ezzo. And I got nothing out of that chapter - maybe some parents would be able to tell their toddler to sit on a blanket and play with a specific toy ('Provide a few toys but instruct your toddler to stay on the blanket until Mommy says its time to get off.' p.45), but my daughter wouldn't be able to sit still for a minute! And I feel it's criminal to restrict any child to a blanket for a set time with a timer - let alone a toddler! I'm all for structure and routine, and we have a fairly structured day at home. But the sample daily routine that is offered seems so micro-managed, I'm not sure how any parent would have time to do anything else but manage their child's playtime! Here's the example from p.61 (paraphrased): '7am - Get children up & dressed, breakfast 8am - Free Play Time 9:30am - Structured Play Time 10am - Blanket Time 10:30am - Structured Time with Mom 11:30am - Structured Time with Siblings 12pm - Lunch, clean up, read books until nap 1pm - Nap 3pm - Gym Class 4pm - Structured Play Time with Siblings 4:30pm - Blanket Time 5pm - Video Time 5:30pm - Dinner, clean up, etc (Mom&Dad - Couch Time) 6:30pm - Family Time with Dad & Mom 7pm - Time with Dad 7:30pm - Bedtime.' This example is a simplified version - it's more complicated because the 2 siblings are sometimes doing different things. I chose to paraphrase just one of the siblings' schedules here. I would highly suggest not buying this book - it's a waste of money. Most of the negative comments on other webistes are warranted - I couldn't imagine ever treating my daughter the way that Ezzo suggests in this book. Even after using the Babywise method, I still feel that using the ideologies in this book border on neglect! Please don't do such a dis-service to your children!
After following the advice from Babywise, I borrowed Toddlerwise from a friend. Our 2 1/2 year old slept 12 hours a night by the time he was just three months old. He thrives on routine, and I am always getting comments on how well behaved he is. We've used the same methods with our second son, now 4 months old. It's amazing! The results from the advice in these books are well-behaved, thriving children. Our household runs so smoothly. It takes work and dedication, but it's a worth-while investment for your children. Toddlerwise is as useful as Babywise. I would recommend this book to any parent with preschool children.
THE WISDOM IN THIS BOOK IS RIGHT ON. IF YOU FOLLOW THE ADVICE RIGHT FROM THE START, YOU WILL HAVE A WELL BEHAVED AND WELL ADJUSTED CHILD. I ALLOWED MYSELF TO LET GO OF SOME OF THE BASIC PRINCIPLES AND NOW I AM IN THE PROCESS OF 'RETRAINING' MY DAUGHTER, BUT MAKING GREAT PROGRESS. BE PATIENT WITH YOUR CHILD: YOU WILL BE AMAZED BY WHAT YOUR TODDLER IS CAPABLE OF!
As a first time Mom I was ovewhelmed by all of the opposing info available regarding having a baby. I also became a step mother to two additional girls at the same time. Talk about confusion!! My saving grace was this series of books. Our youngest, my first, is the sweetest, most well mannered, healthiest eater and sleeper I have ever known a child to be, and I used to nanny!! I attribute most of my success to the first two babywise books. I call them my bible. The only advice ever I give an expectant mother is to invest the small amount of time and money it costs to aquire the info in these books. I look forward to the rest of the series which I happen to be purchasing today since it now includes potty training, toddler, child, and pre-teen. Wonderful books make wonderful kids!!!
Baby Wise has been a wonderful teaching tool, and this is no different. Our child was sleeping thru the night at 9 weeks, only by following the principles of this series. I look forward to the additional titles as she grows.