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The Honest Toddler: A Child's Guide to Parenting [NOOK Book]

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Are you the confused parent of a toddler?

Are you constantly disappointing the 2T in your life?

...
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The Honest Toddler: A Child's Guide to Parenting

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Overview

Are you the confused parent of a toddler?

Are you constantly disappointing the 2T in your life?

Are you tired, stressed out, and looking for relief?

I can’t help you with that last one, but if you want to become an A+ servant to your small child, this book is for you. Who better to teach you about toddlers than another toddler? In this book you’ll learn:

• How time-outs make you look like a fool

• Why potty training is not only unnecessary but unrealistic for children under eighteen

• Why toddler beds are OUT and letting your child sleep on the diagonal in your bed is IN

• The best way to apologize to your toddler for all of those Pinterest casseroles

• That when you love someone, you accept them as they are, pants or no pants

The hard-hitting knowledge in The Honest Toddler will save you thousands of dollars in unnecessary whole grains and toothbrushes.

Happy reading. You’re doing the right thing. For once.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Thanks to large Twitter and Facebook followings, Laditan outed herself as the mind behind The Hon-est Toddler to write a compilation of the cheeky child's musings on ideal parenting methods. Far from being a basic parenting guide, or really any kind of parenting guide, Laditan writes from the perspec-tive of the toddler who is best kept in check with candy and immediate capitulation to any and all de-mands. She nudges parents to take a skeptical view of currently-popular parenting guides and child-rearing techniques while musing on universal experiences of little ones such as the difficulties of ac-cepting mom's alone time and social media's influence on toddler food and clothing: "When you shower alone, you hurt your toddler's feelings and damage her spirit," and "Pinterest not only distracts parents from their number one job, it directly hurts toddlers by threatening their lifestyles." Her self-indulgent little angel is also unremittingly anti-infant and discourages the acquisition of them. Laditan also offers realistic problem-solving techniques and snappy answers for questions that are bound to come up again and again. Parents who can recognize the absurdity and humor in everyday life—and are comfortable with their roles and choices—will laugh out loud. (May)
The Boston Globe
"Laditan writes from the perspective of a small but self-confident, demanding, juice-seeking young person, and for readers who know such a person, it’s awfully funny."
Dr. Harvey Karp
"How did this get published? Someone please take this child to the park."
Jenny Lawson
"I laughed my face off."
Jill Smokler
"Laugh out loud funny! Get this book NOW! It's a must for any and every parent!"
From the Publisher
"The Honest Toddler is an unforgettably funny, heart-touching, practical-minded and realistic portrait of hectic parenthood, highly recommended!" —-The Midwest Book Review
Daddy
"Did you hide my phone?”
Grandma
"This is the best thing I've ever seen or heard of."
Mommy
"You're out of control."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781476733722
  • Publisher: Scribner
  • Publication date: 5/7/2013
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 71,551
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Bunmi Laditan is a regular contributor to Parenting.com, Mothering.com, iVillage.com, and The Huffington Post. She lives with her family outside of Montreal. The Honest Toddler is based on her youngest child. Not potty trained, not trying, HT enjoys attention, cake, television, running, and games.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted May 7, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    I've followed the Honest Toddler Facebook page for several month

    I've followed the Honest Toddler Facebook page for several months and always get a kick out of the status updates and posts. Only 10 pages into reading an advance copy of The Honest Toddler book and I was already cracking up. I'm sure my husband got sick of me sharing passage after passage with him - though he laughed every time!

    Sleep: Weaning Yourself Off of It was probably my favorite section. I also loved the book, movie, music, and fairy tale reviews. So glad I'm not alone in my feelings toward the television series Caillou! I did experience a few lulls while reading the book - probably bound to happen with 256 pages of the same shtick - but they didn't last long. The Honest Toddler moves from topic to topic quickly, delivering a multitude of blunt opinions with sarcastic, sassy wit.

    Yet even among the hilarity, I have to say, I had an "ouch" moment or two while reading this book. These moments gave me pause as I realized how some of the things I do might be coming across to my daughter. The Honest Toddler may be a tongue-in-cheek type of "parenting book," but I appreciated finding bits of wisdom all while laughing wholeheartedly.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 28, 2014

    A fun book.

    This was an entertaining book, written from a different perspective than most parenting books. But you must have a sense of humor. I was laughing out loud in the beginning but as I got further into the book, the humor becomes tiring at times. This book is best read in small doses, but is very funny.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2014

    Excellent read!!

    Book had me in tears laughing! You will not be disappointed!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2014

    Obnoxious

    I was searching for a real parenting book and came across this. I had never heard of this child before and didnt realize it was a joke so I kept thinking how this had to be a joke because this was insanely obnoxious. Im glad I didnt waste 11.00 on this and only read the sample.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted May 15, 2013

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