Practical Parenting Tips Author:Vicki Lansky "The most helpful collection of down-to-earth ideas for parents ever published." --Parents Magazine — Here are just a few of the ideas in this book that parents have actually used to make life with young children easier: — Childproofing — *Keep a rubber band around the toilet tissue roll to prevent waste and clogged toilets due to "flushing fascin... more »ation."
*Drape a towel over the top of the bathroom door to keep children from shutting it tightly and locking themselves in.
*Listen. Acknowledge the source of frustration.
*Whisper in your child's ear. The screaming may stop or turn into a giggle.
*disappear into another room. You'll feel better and the tantrum will lose steam.
*Sit your child in a high chair to prevent "wandering." Spread a newspaper underneath.
*Remove gum from hair with peanut butter. Work it into the hair and then comb out both gum and peanut butter.
Vicki Lansky is the best-selling author of over 25 books for parents, including Feed Me! I'm Yours, The Taming of the C.A.N.D.Y. Monster, and 101 Ways to Tell Your Child "I Love You." she has appeared on such national TV shows as Donahue, Oprah, and Today, and is well-known for her columns in Family Circle and Sesame Street Parents' Guide Magazine.
"One of the top 10 child care books." --McCall's Magazine
"If you have young children and you don't use Vicki Lansky's books as a reference you are working too hard." --Wet Set Gazette« less