Friday, September 30, 2011

Parenting Infants and Toddlers Without Going Nuts by Maria Marinakis Review and Giveaway! (3 Winners) - CLOSED!

I just finished reading a very informative parenting book entitled Parenting Infants and Toddlers Without Going Nuts by Maria M. Marinakis, Ed.M., CADC. As a mother of two and a childcare provider I sometimes have my moments of "What do I do with this child?" I also sometimes resort to yelling and I don't like this about myself. Maria M. Marinakis has worked as a child and family therapist for over 17 years and now enjoys giving motivational keynote speeches on parenting issues! Her book is phenomenal! It is such an easy read and gives great advice for behavior issues! She points out some of the most common parenting mistakes that may actually cause our kids' bad behavior. I learned a few things to work on with Sam that have made his behavior better lately. Praise is the key! Maria M. Marinakis stresses this in her book and actually includes an appendix for "Phrases for Praises." Now that I am praising him when he is being a good boy more frequently, he really is listening better!

Maria M. Marinakis will soon be releasing a book entitled 10 Minute Parenting - each chapter only takes 10 minutes to read. This is great, because if you are like me, you don't have a lot of time to sit and read because you are so busy being a parent! I am very excited for this book! If it's as great as Parenting Infants and Toddlers Without Going Nuts it will be a must read!

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You can purchase Parenting Infants and Toddlers Without Going Nuts by Maria M. Marinakis, Ed.M., CADC here for $14.97!

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Thanks to the author, three lucky Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy readers will win a copy of Parenting Infants and Toddlers Without Going Nuts by Maria M. Marinakis, Ed.M., CADC! (US Residents Only)

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Disclosure: I received the products mentioned above for this review. No monetary compensation was received by me. This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours. Because I do not directly ship most giveaways from my home, I cannot be held liable for lost or not received products.

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