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How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen

This parenting book helped me rethink how I speak to my kids — for the better. It's filled with parenting tools, language, and advice on talking to little kids, ages 2- to 7-years-old. Also helpful for navigating through sibling rivalry.

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Oh Crap Potty Training

Jamie Glowacki's bestselling book guides you through how to teach your child to use the potty..pee and poop, day and night, so your toddler is solidly potty trained.

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Oh Crap! I Have a Toddler

Jamie talks you through understanding and dealing with toddler behavior in her second parenting book. Plus, the essentials for creating a toddler environment where your child thrives and you experience the joys of parenting. 

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The Montessori Toddler

This practical guide shares easy ways to bring Montessori ideas to your home, so you can support your toddler's natural desire to be more independent. Bonus: the more the child is set up to do things themselves, the less whining you tend to hear.

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Your Two-Year-Old, Your Three-Year-Old

Simple, easy-to-read guides by age of what your child is developmentally going through year to year. Recommended to me by a Montessori teacher and my favorite books to follow along on understanding my children's development.

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Book of the Month:

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Colorful illustrations follow the journey of a girl seeing signs that a new season is coming in this picture book that shares how to say goodbye to summer and hello to autumn. 

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Book of the Month:

First Day Critter Jitters

Each of the animals has a different worry about the first day of school in this fun picture book that shares how you're not the only one who feerst day jitters. 

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Book of the Month:

Ruby Finds a Worry

In both the words and the pictures, Ruby Finds a Worry is a beautifully illustrated book that shows how a worry feels, how everyone has worries, and the best way to let go of a worry. 

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The Gas We Pass

This book does it all — makes kids laugh (see fart bubbles floating in a bathtub, hilarious!) AND gives kids an illustrated visual of what's happening inside their body. A must-have for any kiddo struggling with poop.

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Time to Pee

Mo Willems created more than the beloved Pigeon and Elephant and Piggie books...he also created one of my favorite potty books, to go over what to do when it's Time to Pee. psst: Or you could get the book as a more pee-friendly board book!

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What Is Poop

My hands-down favorite book for chatting with your kiddo about poop, normalizing *poop*, keeping it fun...all which helps a child feel more comfortable with pooping on the potty.

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Everyone Poops

Talking about poop — and how everyone poops — is one way to help a toddler who's struggling to poop in the potty.

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Ninja Potty Break

Worried about your toddler feeling safe around new toilets? This potty book speaks to the girl being a brave ninja and shows her conquering a potty break in a new bathroom. I love how it shows illustrations of public bathroom stalls, too.

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Goldilocks + the Just Right Potty

This potty book is adorable! Goldilocks finds the just right potty and underwear for her. Also talks through an accident and Goldilocks connecting with the feeling of I Have to Go Pee.

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Jonathan James + the Whatif Monster

The whatifs that a child feels with big transitions can lead to wonky behavior and resistance (toddlers don't love new things). Here's a toddler book to start chats about any whatifs to make them feel a little less scary.