Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Why Are Our Kids Crying? This Book Will Tell You.

Our kids cry. Hell, that's part of having children, one that we try to prepare ourselves for before they are born, but there is no real way to be prepared for what is to come. When they are infants, it is fairly easy to tell what they need. They're either hungry, tired, need a change, or ill. But, as every parent knows, once our little babies hit toddler-hood, it's on. Oh, it is on. 

Because then come the tantrums. The random fits of crying, screaming, stomping, yelling, hissing, jumping, hitting, kicking, biting and stuffed-animal-throwing. Remember what I said about how easy it was to tell what your newborn needed, without them even having to talk? When a toddler throws a tantrum, it can be incredibly hard to decode what the tantrum is even about, let alone how to calm our kids down. Once you're past the first few, of which you're usually freaked out because WHY IS MY KID SCREAMING? WHAT IS GOING ON? You pretty much realize that these tantrums are generally thrown over things that grown-ups might find silly, but are soul-crushing to a toddler. After all, they are little people, who haven't fully grasped how to maturely express their emotions yet. 

But sometimes? We have to turn around a giggle a little bit, because the reasons they're throwing a tantrum can be simultaneously adorable, annoying and hilarious. Reasons My Kid Is Crying has proven that. The minute that I curled up with this book, alongside my husband, I knew that we were in for quite a few laughs. Parents everywhere will appreciate this book and the levity it offers. Greg Pembroke, a father of two boys, is the genius behind this amazing compilation of photos of children crying for the strangest and silliest reasons. The book is based on his hit Tumblr blog, Reasons My Son Is Crying, which was named one of the Most Viral Tumblrs of 2013.

Just a small sampling of what will you find in the book, children crying because they weren't allowed to eat rocks, tantrums being thrown over being kissed, and time outs that they put themselves into. But my absolutely FAVORITE part of this book? There are about five or six pages in the back of the book, BLANK PAGES that you can paste your very own photos of your children crying, and a space to write about why they're crying. Needless to say, I certainly know what I'll be doing this weekend!


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is the father of two sons (and the husband of one wife) from Rochester, NY. He works part time as radio advertising copywriter three days per week and stays home with his young sons two days per week.

I received this book for free from BloggingForBooks for this review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

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