Kids self-help books are my answer to almost every difficult parenting situation I find myself in. Our family took plenty of kids books to Beijing. Looking through them made me realize how many difficult times we had as parents and how much this literature has helped us. I compiled a list of books and where to find them online.
I never thought this would happen to our daughter. When she saw her poop in a potty for the first time, she got very scared to poop. After research I found out that this is a very common problem and this book helped us so much. I have read it about 300 times. Lucky for parents there is a easy way to buy it in China.
A classic problem is the twice a day struggle of brushing teeth. This book is actually a song and we know it by heart in our family.
My husband magically disappears for long periods of time during the day (work!). This book did a great job of explaining to my daughter were he goes, and what he does there.
Never knowing when disaster would hit, I had bought this book for my daughter. It came in quite handy when I had to stay in the hospital overnight after surgery.
First experiences from Usborne are great books for a whole array of occasions for kids. This book always comes back out when we travel.
A series of eight books about feelings, a great addition to our library. Extremely helpful for children (and adults!) who struggle with their feelings.
Pauline van Hasselt has been working for beijingkids since October 2016. Born in Wassenaar, The Netherlands, she moved with her husband and her 3 year-old daughter to Beijing in June of this year. Prior she lived in the Netherlands, Belgium, Paraguay, Texas, and London, studying and working as a chef. Pauline enjoys biking around Beijing, finding markets and new restaurants, reading crime and fantasy books in bed, and most importantly, turning her house into a home for her family.