Let’s Ask Auntie Anne by Gary Ezzo and Anne Marie Ezzo with Diane Wiggins
In this series of books we depart from our traditional method of dialectic instruction, (premise, facts, argument and conclusion) and turn to an older and more personal style of persuasion—sharing parenting principles in story-form. Who doesn’t love a good story? Stories have the power to change us—and indeed they do!
The Let’s Ask Auntie Anne series consist of five stories and five pertinent parenting themes. The beautiful, historical City of Charleston, South Carolina, frames the backdrop for the series. Auntie Anne draws her parenting lessons from the city’s rich history and the glorious past from the Colonial period through the American Revolution, the Civil War, and into the present day and the beauty of its perfectly maintained historical district, cobblestone streets and waterfront parks. Come visit with Auntie Anne. Here you will find a friend, one who connects for a new generation of parents the descriptive—the way it was and the way it is—with the prescriptive—the way it should be. (Read summary of each book HERE)
Additional Parenting Resources by Gary Ezzo and Dr. Robert Bucknam
With over two million homes to their credit, trusted parenting authors Gary Ezzo and Dr. Robert Bucknam 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.
On Becoming Babywise: This book is the first of a eight part series that has gained national and international recognition for its immensely sensible approach to parenting a newborn. Coming with the applause of over two million parents and twice as many babies worldwide, On Becoming Babywise provides a prescription for responsible parenting. The infant management plan offered by Ezzo and Bucknam successfully and naturally helps infants synchronize their feeding/waketime and nighttime sleep cycles. The results? You parent a happy, healthy and contented baby who will begin sleeping through the night on average between seven and nine weeks of age. Learning how to manage your newborn is the first critical step in teaching your child how to manage his life.
On Becoming Babywise II: This series teaches the practical side of introducing solid foods, managing mealtimes, nap transitions, traveling with your infant, setting reasonable limits while encouraging healthy exploration and much more. You will learn how to teach your child to use sign language for basic needs, a tool proven to help stimulates cognitive growth and advance communication. Apply the principles and your friends and relatives will be amazed at the alertness, contentedness and happy disposition of your toddler.
On Becoming Toddlerwise: 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.
On Becoming Pottywise for Toddlers: Potty training doesn’t have to be complicated and neither should a resource that explains it. On Becoming Pottywise for Toddlers looks to developmental readiness cures of children as the starting point of potty training. Readiness is primary perquisite for successful training according to best selling authors, Gary Ezzo and Pediatrician Robert Bucknam. While no promise can be made, they can tell you that many moms successfully complete their training in a day or two, some achieve it literally in hours. What makes the developmental readiness approach work so successfully?
Timing: Learning to recognize the optimal window for potty training your toddler.
Education: Learning the most effective way to teach your toddler the potty training process.
Motivation: Learning how to instill into your toddler a sustained excitement about using the potty on his or her own.
This resource is filled with time test wisdom, workable solutions and practical answers to the myriad of questions that arise during training.
On Becoming Preschoolwise: Who can understand the mind of a preschooler? You can! Know that above all else, a preschooler is a learner. His amazing powers of reasoning and discrimination are awakened through a world of play and imagination. Through home relationships, he learns about love, trust, comfort, and security; through friends he learns to measure himself against a world of peers; and through unconditional love, a child establishes his own unique selfhood. The growth period between ages three and five years is all about learning and On Becoming Preschoolwise is all about helping parents create the right opportunities and best environment to optimize their child’s learning potential. Gary Ezzo and Dr. Robert Bucknam once again bring their collective wisdom, experience, and insight to bear on this critical phase of preschool training. From teaching about the importance of play to learning how to prepare a preschooler for the first day of school, from organizing your child’s week to understanding childhood fears and calming parental anxiety, sound advice and practical application await the reader. You will find this resource as practical as it is informative, curative as much as it is encouraging.
On Becoming Childwise: Ready! Set! Grow! You became a parent overnight…but it takes much longer to become Childwise. Just when you master the baby stage, greater challenges arise. Intellect, self-awareness, curiosity, and social roles are emerging-requiring consistent, caring guidance from you. Equip yourself with more than fifteen Childwise principles for training kids in the art of living happily among family and friends. Foster the safe, secure growth of your child’s self-concept and worldview. On Becoming Childwise shows you how to raise emotionally balanced, intellectually assertive, and morally sensible children. It’s the essential guidebook for the adventurous years from toddler to grade-schooler!
On Becoming Preteenwise: The middle years, eight to twelve years of age, are perhaps the most significant attitude-forming period in the life of a child. It is during this time that the roots of moral character are established. From the foundation that is formed, healthy or not-so-healthy family relationships will be built. These are the years when patterns of behavior are firmly established patterns that will impact your parent-child relationship for decades to come. Rightly meeting the small challenges of the middle years significantly reduces the likelihood of big challenges in the teen years. In other words, the groundwork you lay during your child’s middle years will forever impact your relationship even long after he or she is grown. Included are discussions related to the eight major transitions of middle years children including how to create a family-dependent and not a peer-dependent child. How to lead by your relational influence and not by coercive authority. What discipline methods work and what methods do not work and how to recognize if your child is in trouble.
On Becoming Teenwise: Why do teenagers rebel? Is it due to hormones, a suppressed primal desire to stake out their own domain, or a natural and predictable process of growth? To what extent do parents encourage or discourage the storm and stress of adolescence? On Becoming Teenwise looks at the many factors that make living with a teenager a blessing or a curse. It exposes the notions of secular myth and brings to light the proven how-to applications of building and maintaining healthy relationships with your teens. Whether you worry about your teen and dating or your teen and drugs, the principles of On Becoming Teenwise are appropriate and applicable for both extremes and everyone in between. They do work!
Babywise Bliss, (by David and Charissa Scotford)
The best selling ‘On Becoming Babywise’ book, now has a single support DVD. Here parents will find a powerful presentation that accompanies Babywise. In this contemporary presentation, you will find practical advice and solutions to some of parenting’s most commonly asked question Whether you are expecting a baby or have recently welcomed a new baby into your family, Babywise Bliss is an excellent resource to help new and veteran moms with the planned management of the baby and day.
What Every Child Should Know Along the Way (by Gail Martin)
Today, children are growing up in a complex world that demands fundamental skills for successful relationships. If you not sure about what your children need to know, or what they are capable of learning at each age, then this resource is a must for you. What Every Child Should Know Along the Way is immensely practical, hands-on, and easy-to-use resource that shows moms and dads how to teach practical life skills to their children and encourage habits of godly living.
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