Mom Confessions: I Hate Reading Children's Books
It's time for a Mom Confession -- because, let's face it, we're real mothers and sometimes it doesn't work the way the parenting books say it should.
This Week's Confession:
-- I hate reading to my toddler. I know that sounds terrible, but I can't stand the characters he likes, and why do some of them have to go 50 pages? I miss the newborn days when I could read whatever I wanted to my child. -- anonymous
-- I don't read to my toddler. I like to read to her and I really try, but she doesn't like it and won't pay attention. All she wants to do is eat the book and rip the pages, so I give up. -- anonymous
-- I read adult material to my child, including the newspaper and bestselling novels. That way I get some enjoyment and he still gets the language development part of it. -- anonymous
- Every day, bar nothing. 36%
- Often, but not every day if I'm busy. 25%
- Frequently, at least several times a week. 21%
- Seldom, my kid doesn't like it and I think other things are more important. 16%
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Does it matter what you read to your toddler as long as your read to them? Is it appropriate to read a bestselling novel, magazine article, or newspaper to a tot?
We all have secrets and opinions -- so thanks to these brave moms for sharing their honest thoughts, and thank you for keeping this conversation non-judgemental!
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