When my son was four months old, a friend recommended Tracy’s book The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems for us to learn how to deal with the frustration of his difficult sleeping. Following her technique in that book saved me and my wife from going insane.
Now that my son is two, he’s presenting a whole new set of challenges, particularly that we are not really sure how to properly discipline him so he learns good lessons. I decided this time I needed to dive in and read this book cover-to-cover, and I’m so glad I did. In a very short time I feel like I understand my son so much better, and as a result, I have far more patience with him and handle his outbursts more maturely. As a result, he is better behaved and doesn’t need to be disciplined as often! Talk about a win.
A lot of the advice in this book boils down to recognizing who your child is, respecting his or her personality, setting good boundaries and limits, and teaching self-control. Sounds simple, right? Well, it is, but it’s not always easy to know how to do these things properly, and sometimes the concepts run counter to what any individual parent may be naturally inclined to do.
I recommend all of Tracy’s books for parents of infants or young children.
Rating: 5 out of 5