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The Honest Toddler

A Child's Guide to Parenting



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About The Book

From the bestselling author of Dear God, an irreverent, bracingly honest, and “awfully funny” (The Boston Globe) satirical parenting guide from the Twitter’s most infamous tot, whose unchecked sense of entitlement and undeniable charm have captivated hundreds of thousands of fans.

Are you constantly disappointing the toddler in your life?

Are you tired, stressed out, and looking for relief? I can’t help you with that, but if you want to become an A+ servant to your small child, this book is for you. Who better to teach you about toddlers than another toddler? You will learn:

• How time-outs make you look like a fool
• Why potty training is not only unnecessary but unrealistic for children under eighteen
• Why toddler beds are OUT and letting your child sleep on the diagonal in your bed is IN
• The best way to apologize to your toddler for all of those Pinterest casseroles
• That when you love someone, you accept them as they are, pants or no pants

The hard-hitting knowledge in The Honest Toddler will save you thousands of dollars in unnecessary whole grains and toothbrushes.

Happy reading. You’re doing the right thing. For once.

About The Author

Photograph by Katinka Rubin Michaud

Bunmi Laditan is a regular contributor to,,, and The Huffington Post. She lives with her family outside of Montreal. The Honest Toddler is based on her youngest child. Not potty trained, not trying, HT enjoys attention, cake, television, running, and games.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Scribner (April 22, 2014)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781476734774

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Raves and Reviews

"How did this get published? Someone please take this child to the park."

– Dr. Harvey Karp, creator of the DVD/book, The Happiest Toddler on The Block

"I laughed my face off."

– Jenny Lawson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Let's Pretend This Never Happened

"Laugh out loud funny! Get this book NOW! It's a must for any and every parent!"

– Jill Smokler, author of Confessions of a Scary Mommy

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