In just under a week my youngest son will be 18 years old, I can hardly believe it. He is currently a senior in high school who has maintained a 4.0 GPA (Grade Point Average) and continues to receive daily offers for full-ride scholarships to college. In my defense, he has two older brothers that my husband and I jokingly refer to as our trial and error kids. But, no one wants to have multiple children in order to get the template right, right? With our first son, we were two amateurs who were always second guessing not only one another but ourselves as well.From the moment of notification you’re going to be a parent, your mind is inundated with questions. According to the experts, these questions are natural. But where are the answers to the questions in your mind? My middle son didn’t really talk until his younger brother came along. My youngest talked extremely early, and surprisingly he spoke for himself and his older brother.
My middle son would talk to his younger brother and the youngest spoke for both of them. My oldest son was notorious for ear infections and spiking high-grade temps in the middle of the night. I never knew if I should take him to the ER or wait out the medication. My youngest son was the only one of my boys who I breastfed and I often wondered if he was getting enough. To have a resource to answer the aforementioned questions and so many others would have been a great benefit to me and so many other worried parents like myself.
The Answers You Seek
Dr. Tanya Altmann, who is a Today Show contributor has the answers to the questions you seek. Tanya Altmann, MD, FAAP (known as “Dr. Tanya”) is a renowned practicing pediatrician who founded Calabasas Pediatrics and an assistant clinical professor at Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA. She is an American Academy of Pediatrics spokesperson and is the author of several books. Her latest book, “Baby & Toddler Basics, Expert Answers to Parents’ Top 150 Questions” answers a broad spectrum of concerned parents questions.
Often times hindsight is 20-20, leaving us to believe no situation is as bad as it seemed at the time. But alleviating the stress and confusion of new parents is exactly what Dr, Altmann has done in her new book. The old adage no question is a dumb question is what her book teaches. Because the truth is, if you don’t know, you don’t know. In her book, she covers questions on:
- Developmental Stages
- First aid and injuries
- Baby care
and so much more. This is the perfect book for expecting moms and parents of toddlers. An easy read recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Rolemommy Network. Any opinions are 100% my own.