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New Practical Parenting Book Makes Parenting Easier...And Lots More Fun!

Dec 19, 2017 12:29PM ● By Lori Coon


Family and parenting expert Ruth Lambert has just released an updated version of her 1990 book 101 Survival Tactics For New And Used Parents, by New Collegiate Publishing ($13.95, Amazon).  Lambert offers modern parents simple practical advice, paired with adorable cartoons by artist Carrie Schenck, to make parenting challenges easier!

Lambert first conceived of the idea for her parenting book in the mid-1980s. At the time, she was raising two young children and parenting two older stepchildren. She longed for a simple, easy-to-read, unpretentious manual on how to manage day-to-day parenting challenges with intelligence, patience and kindness.  A decade later, she finally wrote that manual — sharing her favorite tips and tactics in the first printing of 101 Survival Tactics for New and Used Parents.

Lambert’s book is a cute, down-to-earth guide of 96 pages. It features one tip and a corresponding cartoon on each page, which makes her practical advice easily accessible. You’ll learn everything from how to screen and hire great baby-sitters to how to making bath time more appealing for small children (add food coloring!).

Topics include: Babysitters; Bathtime & Grooming; Clothing; Equipment; First Aid & Health; Nursing & Nutrition; Food; Behavior & Communication; Play & Playthings. She even includes her family’s cure for hiccups.

Most of the 101 tips in the book are geared for parents of infants, toddlers, and young children, making it an ideal gift for a baby shower or the new parents on your block. Lambert’s use of big print and charming cartoons by cartoonist Carrie Schenk make this book a truly useful resource for the busiest mom or dad.

An added bonus for brand new parents is a comprehensive but easy-to-use chart for tracking a new baby’s daily routines. The chart reveals the baby’s natural patterns quickly, making a chaotic and stressful time more manageable. The book also includes updated food recommendations, as well as a focus on organic and “green” products to protect growing youngsters from environmental toxins.