The Honest Toddler
The Honest Toddler
A Child's Guide to Parenting
Scribner Book Company, Hardcover, 9781476733715, 256pp.
Publication Date: May 7, 2013
An irreverent, laugh-out-loud funny parenting guide from the Honest Toddler, the Internet's most infamous tot, whose unchecked sense of entitlement and undeniable charm have captivated hundreds of thousands of fans online.
In this antidote to heavy-handed advice books written by parenting experts who have gotten too big for size 2T britches, the Honest Toddler provides an indispensable manual to parenting that places the toddler's happiness front and center. Outrageously confident and sweetly indignant, the Honest Toddler tackles everything from preferred toddler foods (unbroken crackers and undiluted juice), sleep- and potty-training methods (none), playdate etiquette ("mi casa es "not "su casa"), and the proper response to random aggression at the playground (embrace it. Park justice is messy but swift).
The result is a parenting book like no other, one that will leave moms and dads laughing, and maybe crying, as they recognize their own child in the ongoing shenanigans of one bravely honest toddler.
BUNMI LADITAN started her first media company at age eighteen. Soon after, she launched and sold a social networking site geared toward moms and began a social media agency, working with Fortune 500 companies. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, Mothering and iVillage, where her satirical pieces on parenting and politics have often gone viral. In May 2012, she created Honest Toddler, a character based on her youngest child. She lives with her family near Montreal.
"This is the best thing I've ever seen or heard of."
"Did you hide my phone?”
"You're out of control."
"Laditan writes from the perspective of a small but self-confident, demanding, juice-seeking young person, and for readers who know such a person, it’s awfully funny."