Monday, September 14, 2009

Day 1: The 12 Days Til My Birthday Giveaway

Welcome to Day 1 of my birthday giveaway! Today’s giveaway book is:

Vicki Lansky’s Practical Parenting Tips: Over 1,500 Helpful Hints for the First Five Years (Revised & Updated)

Parents magazine has called Practical Parenting Tips “the most helpful collection of down-to-earth ideas for parents ever published”!

Chapters include tips on:

New Baby Care (creating a stimulating environment, diapering, saving money, and more)

Child Care: The Basics (feeding, clothing, sleeping)

Hygiene and Health (dental care, toilet training, first aid, and more)

Coping with Kids at Home (childproofing, outdoor safety, getting organized, and more)

The Challenge of Parenting (tantrums, sibling rivalry, fears and tears, and more)

Family Heritage (being part of the clan, traditions, keeping records)

Families on the Go (errands, trips, enjoying the outdoors, moving)

Child’s Play (daycare, seasonal fun, indoors and out, arts and crafts, encouraging reading, preparing for school)

Vicki Lansky has been a trusted name in parenting advice since her first title, Feed Me I’m Yours, was published in 1975. She collects practical ideas and offers easy-to-use information on issues ranging from ear-tube surgery to potty training. She has written for Sesame Street, Parent’s Guide, and Family Circle and has made numerous TV appearances on programs from Oprah to The View. Her books have sold over 6 million copies.

To enter to win a copy of this fabulous book, simply leave a comment answering the question:

From your own experience, what are your three (3) best practical parenting tips?

One winner will be randomly selected from the qualified entries received by September 15, 2009, at midnight EST. One entry per person please. Make sure you leave an email address if it’s not on your Blogger page. Winners have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected.

CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to chrissyb, who gave the terrific parenting tips:

1. Be consistent
2. Positive reinforcement
3. Always show them love

To learn more about The 12 Days Til My Birthday Giveaway, click here.


  1. The 3 tips I would give parents are to be consistent in all you do, maintain a regular routine, and do as much as you can ahead of time.

    Looking forward to the next 11 days. :)

  2. 1. Do what works for your family.
    2. If at all possible, nurse your baby for the first year.
    3. Be consistent, always.

  3. Cherish every moment, listen to your kids, give unlimited hugs/kisses. Kiddos grow up way too fast.

  4. 1. Be consistent
    2. Positive reinforcement
    3. Always show them love


  5. Tell them you love them
    Be positive in everything they accomplish
    consistent when disciplining.

  6. My 3 best tips

    1. Never be afraid to say "I was wrong", your kids need to know that you're not perfect so they don't feel like they are bad because they aren't perfect like you.

    2. (This is more for single parents)Never bad mouth you ex because your children are half of them and will feel you're badmouthing them as well.

    3. No matter what, as long as you do the best you can with what you have, and love your children always, then you're being a good parent.

    At least this is the way I was raised and how I'm raising my sons.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    ChristineLeann at gmail dot com

  7. Anonymous6:47 PM

    1. Speak to your child, honestly and from the heart.
    2. Always keep your word. Be consistent.
    3. Praise daily.


  8. My 3 parenting tips

    1)patience is a must
    2)communicate with your children
    3)act how you want them to act, they only learn from what they see!

    Thanks :)


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