Reviewed by DeidreRogers on Jul 8, 2010
Books & Films for Parents — your reviews...
Browsing reviews on the subject "Nutrition"
Parent's Diet Handbook
by Sue Kuivanen
This book is great!
I am a public health nurse who has studied nutrition and natural healing for years, and I found tons of useful new info I needed as a parent of a young child.
If you are wondering how to feed your child more healthy, how to get your local school to feed children more organic and fresh natural food you have to check this book out!
She has a sense of humor too even while talking about scary dental issues!
Child Of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense
by Ellyn Satter
I keep this book in the kitchen and refer to it frequently. I believe utilizing the advice within has made my daughter a good eater. Does she still smear food around and toss it on the floor? Of course, that's what toddlers do. But she also eats all different kinds of food, including vegetables, with ease and enjoyment. We can go out to eat and she behaves. I am not a neurotic mess about her diet. Those benefits are worth a lot!
Reviewed by lrelgart on Mar 12, 2010
The Baby Book
by William Sears and Martha Sears
Nine months into parenthood, my previously pristine copy of The Baby Book is rather dogeared and tattered. I have referred to this book on countless occasions with countless questions about physical development, illness, feeding, and sleeping. As parents, and as a physician and a nurse, the Sears' provide gentle, thoughtful advice on baby care. I highly recommend this book to any parent or caretaker of babies.
Reviewed by harbisons on Jun 22, 2009
Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense
by Ellyn Satter
One of the many worries a parent of a young girl can have is showing her how to establish a positive relationship with food. Did you know body image ideas can be formed as early as three years? And a relationship with food is formed before birth? Satter gives us an informative guide to feeding infants and toddlers with, well, good sense. She espouses a philosophy of moderation and accepting a child's input into the quantity of food they eat. She says, "You can't control or dictate the quantity of food your child eats, and you shouldn't try. You also can't control or dictate the kind of body your child develops, and you shouldn't try. What you can do, and it is a great deal, is set things up for your child so she, herself, can regulate her food intake as well as possible, and so she can develop a healthy body that is constitutionally right for her."
A nutritionist, Satter provides essential charts, diagrams, and nutritional information, as well as straight-forward answers that are invaluable to parents of babies and toddlers.
Reviewed by harbisons on Apr 21, 2009
Library Support for Families
Tue, June 28
- Toddler Time @ Branciforte
- Toddler Time @ Aptos
- Preschool Storytime @ La Selva Beach
- Preschool Storytime @ Scotts Valley
- Family Crafts at Felton
- Youth Chess Club @ Aptos
Wed, June 29