They Say...(Not Your Average Parenting Book)

They Say...(Not Your Average Parenting Book)

by Lauren Jumrukovski
They Say...(Not Your Average Parenting Book)

They Say...(Not Your Average Parenting Book)

by Lauren Jumrukovski


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“They" have a lot to say about parenting, but is what “they say” truly the best way? Who is the ever-present “they” anyway, and how do they know what’s best for your child? With insightful information from a real mom who’s learned how to navigate the hearsay when it comes to parenting, They Say: Not Your Average Parenting Book encourages new parents to trust their instincts, listen to their gut, and keep in mind that what may work for one family may not work for another. With a firmly guilt-free approach and helpful insights on parenting from the newborn stage through the toddler years, Lauren Jumrukovski shares the good, the bad, and the ugly truths that helped shape the practical ideas she offers within these pages. Tackling subjects such as potty training, discipline, breastfeeding, infant and toddler sleep, traveling, and managing relationships within the whirlwind of new parenthood, Lauren shares what worked for her, and reminds parents from all walks of life that it’s normal to question oneself as a parent, especially in the age of social media…but that we don’t have to let our anxieties get in the way of enjoying the large and small moments along the way. Candid, insightful, and ultimately revelatory, They Say is a judgment-free, uplifting guide for parents and parents-to-be, from one mom who’s been there.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781643071114
Publisher: Mascot Books
Publication date: 08/06/2019
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Lauren Jumrukovski is a licensed pre-k through 12 school counselor turned stay-at-home mom and author. She holds a B.S. in psychology (which she earned along with a minor in sociology), and a master’s degree in counselor education. She truly believes parents are the experts at raising their own children. She has built her brand around challenging what “they say,” and believes in the power of intuitive parenting. She motivates parents to stop questioning themselves, to realize there is no one right way to parent, and to go with their gut. After all, parents know best.
Lauren’s favorite things include writing, baking, getting creative, traveling, and soaking up the sweet moments with her kids. Lauren resides in central Virginia with her husband, three children, and dog, Daisy.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction 1

1 Newborn 9

2 Caring for Your New Baby 23

3 Sleeping, or Lack Thereof 41

4 Breastfeeding 57

5 Sample Schedules and Transition Tips for Baby's First Year 71

6 Almost Outnumbered: From One Child to Two 89

7 Potty Training Stinks, Literally 101

8 Housework: One Step Forward, Three Steps Back 113

9 To Work or Not to Work? That is the Question 125

10 Relationships 131

11 Recharge Your Heart 147

12 "Mommy Fail" 155

13 Discipline: Facing the Consequences 173

14 Toddler Tips 197

15 Development 221

16 Voyaging the Unknown: Leaving the House with Children 231

17 Traveling 241

18 Keeping it All Together 251

19 My Lowest Low 277

About the Author 307

Acknowledgments 309

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