Zero to Five sold out! The new version is even better

Good news! Zero to Five sold out. All 30,000 copies have been flung out into the world. I’ve really loved hearing back about where they’ve landed and what good they’ve done.

Great news: The second printing of Zero to Five just rolled off the presses! And it’s even better.

(Read on for a discount–this week only.)

As you may or may not know, my daughter was 6 months old when I started writing the book and 18 months old when I finished. That’s her in the photo below, somersaulting off her bed at 18 months.

bedtime less crazy

Now my daughter barely fits in that bed. She’s 4 years old. I’ve learned a few more things. And I’m thrilled to share them with you in the newest version of Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science (And What I’ve Learned So Far).

The biggest updates are to the discipline section, now called Guide. I’ve added two whole pages of examples for gracefully handling specific situations. Like:

  • When your child hurts others
  • When your child talks back
  • When siblings squabble
  • When your child acts up in public
  • Getting (or not getting) out of the house
  • When your child lies
  • When your child doesn’t listen
  • When your child disappears into fantasy land
  • When your child refuses

SWYSI’ve introduced Language of Listening, my favorite positive-parenting approach, created by parenting coach Sandy Blackard. Throughout the book are dozens of word-for-word examples of how we might respond to our kids–in both effortless and trying times–in ways that build their resiliency, sense of self, connection with others, and life skills. Blackard also helped refine many of these.

In the Talk section, I detail the latest research on the impressive vocabulary gains our little ones can get (more than double the words by age 2) when we speak to them in a certain way.

One of the most popular topics in the book, on fostering a growth mindset, is now expanded. Beyond the concept of acknowledging effort, I’ve included Blackard’s simple method for encouraging our kids in any situation.

In Sleep, Eat & Potty, I trashed one tip. It was based on a study in which preschoolers who napped did better on memory tests. That’s great and all, but we can’t entirely control when our kids drop their naps. I’m all about the practical. So I’ve swapped in a sweet tip from a pediatric psychologist: How to help kids stay in bed on their own.

sleep section

If you’ve been enjoying my blog, now’s a good time to get my book, so you can have all this great info in one handy place.

Zero to Five retails for $24.95. It’s available on Amazon, of course, for quite a bit less. Check out the five-star reviews:

Happy spring!


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Tracy Cutchlow

Tracy is the author of the international bestseller Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science, a public speaker, and a creator of places to speak and be heard. Sign up for her newsletter here.

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