My sister is the mom of a 2-year-old. For Christmas, she's asked me to find her ONE book that covers preschoolers from start to finish, everything she needs to know in ONE book. Can you save me hours of searching? I'm not a mom myself so I'm not exactly in a position to judge such a book. Does it even exist?
From: Tina, Newark, NJ
Yes. Ellen Galinsky's "The Preschool Years." It's been around for a while, but this book nails everything about the preschool years. Readers, what's your favorite?
About the author
Barbara F. Meltz is a freelance writer, parenting consultant, and author of "Put Yourself in Their Shoes: Understanding How Your Children See the World." She won several awards for her weekly "Child Caring" column in the Globe, including the 2008 American Psychological Association Print Excellence award. Barbara is available as a speaker for parent groups.