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A book I'll revisit time and again,
This review is from: Kiss Me!: How to Raise Your Children with Love (Paperback)
I'd heard a lot of good things about `Kiss Me' so was looking forward to reading the book. Gonzalez writes as a paediatrician and father of three children - a refreshing change from some of the more familiar, so-called, `parenting experts'. This book does not offer fail-safe solutions to those oft-repeated parenting questions: how can I get my child to sleep through the night / stop crying / sleep in their own bed / etc? - rather Gonzalez examines why babies and small children behave the way they do - survival being a key reason - and reassures parents that their children are, simply, normal. At the root of this book is the belief, or rather truth, that children are born good, honest, generous and parents should nurture this.
This is a good book to dip in and out of as `issues' arise - sub-chapters are short and Gonzalez gives plenty of real-life examples. I have no doubt that I'll refer to this again and again over the coming years.