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Solve Parenting Puzzles with the Behavior Detective

October 13, 2014 by  
Filed under J.Reich

Book Behavior Detectiveby Mommy MD Guides cofounder Jennifer Bright Reich

I think most parents would agree that parenting isn’t easy! Personally, I have found parenting to be such a series of puzzles:

  • Why is my baby crying?
  • Why will my toddler only eat “white” foods?
  • Why does my school-age son ask for a snack four times a day?

Sometimes I’ve felt that I could use a detective to help me figure out what my kids are thinking and feeling. And now I have one!

I met author and parenting expert Ava Parnass, coauthor of the terrific book Behavior Detective Investigates Hungry Feelings not Hungry Tummies: Investigate, Understand, Translate and Transform Your Child’s Behavior.

This book has helped me to look beyond the words to my sons’ feelings regarding food, and it’s also spilled over into other areas of our lives. It encouraged me to ask myself questions like: What can I change about my parenting so my child’s behavior changes?

What I like best of all is that this book is full of tips and strategies, such as 24 tips for healthy feelings and healthy eating.

I recommend this book and Ava’s website http://listentomeplease.com to all parents who could use a little detective help.

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