Mom Confessions: I Hate Reading Children's Books

Cynthia Dermody

mom confessionsIt'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



We all know we should read to our toddlers every day. But how often do we really do it?

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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!

Past Confessions:

I Sleep Naked With My Toddler

I Hate My Neighbor's Kid

I Don't Like to Play

I Sleep While My Kid Is Up

My Kid Watches TV Up Close

I Let My Toddler Play Outside Alone

I Turn My Kids Over to A Mom I Just Met

My Toddler Wears Crude T-Shirts

I Let My Toddlers Climb Play Equipment Unassisted

My Kids Go to Sleep After Midnight

I Let My Toddlers Go Naked in Public

I Throw Away My Kid's Artwork

I Paid $22 for My Son's Haircut

My Toddlers Eat Pizza for Breakfast

I'm Dying My Toddler's Hair

I Leave My Toddler Alone in the Bath

Our Children Aren't Invited to Our Wedding

I Scold Other People's Kids

I'm on Vacation, But My Kid Is Still Going to Day Care

I Favor My Older Child

I Let My Toddler Eat Food Before Paying for It

I Find Excuses to Send My Kids to Bed Early

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