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Copia is an eReader site with a social aspect. It lets you read books, make notes and highlights, and discuss the books with other people in a virtual book club. You can read the books on Copia's desktop application or on your mobile device through Android or iOS.
I was asked to be one of the leaders for the parenting book club since I am an avid reader of parenting literature. My poor children don't hit any milestone in their lives without Mommy having to read four books about it first. Time to start solids? Mommy buys babyfood recipe books! Potty training? There are books for that too! Pregnancy? Delivery? Infancy? Toddler stage? Communication? You name it, I've read up on it. And I will keep doing so because my children are worth it!
Often I bring up parental research and people shrug their shoulders and say, "Eh! You don't need books! Just raise your kids by instinct." I reject that.
Sure, a lot of parenting is innate but there is a lot that is not. My instinct didn't really know how to approach potty training and I'm not sure what it will tell me if my child starts sexting. Each generation has unique challenges and I want to be well equipped with knowledge to handle them - coupled with my instinct.
I learn a lot from science. Research has always been one of my strong points so why wouldn't I apply this to my children? I brought them into this world. I owe it to them to try my hardest at steering them in the right direction.
This month I am reading Playful Parenting by Lawrence J Cohen. I'm nearly done with it. It isn't my favorite parenting book but I have taken away a lot of interesting points from it and have changed the way I approach Miles when he is trying to communicate through frustration.
Join me in reading this book and next month we will read How To Talk So Your Kids Will Listen. Come on! You don't even have to wear any pants to these book club meetings!