Makeover alert! The Modern Mother’s Handbook: How To Raise A Happy, Healthy, Smart, Disciplined and Interesting Child, Starting From Birth is back and bigger than ever after going into its second printing on Monday, September 17.
The 2015 novel, which was written by an anonymous New York City mother of two, has been revised and expanded to feature advice for parents of grade-school kids, middle-schoolers and young teens. In addition to opening up about formulas, pacifiers, and healthy eating habits for babies, the handbook now gets into social media, bullying and boundaries.
“While this handbook can be read in about 60 minutes, it’s packed with 10 years’ worth of no-nonsense, actionable advice for new moms who want to learn how to sleep-train their baby, get a toddler to love eating nourishing foods, avoid common parenting mistakes, know the rules for playdates, TV and video games and raise a happy, healthy, smart, disciplined and interesting child,” the book’s press release read.
Duchess Kate has read the handbook as well, and she sent the author a thank you note afterward.
“‘When word got out Kate had read and loved my Handbook, it drew a tremendous amount of interest,” the anonymous writer told the Daily Mail in 2016. “It’s as if Kate gave it a stamp of approval. So many women look up to the Duchess that I guess they thought, ‘If it’s good enough for her, it’s good enough for me.’”
She added: “Every time she steps out, women all over the world love to see her with Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The Duchess is an extraordinary mom as she is both modern and old-fashioned because she’s very hands on. I commend her for making it look easy while in a fishbowl, and dang, does she dress those kids cute!”
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