Signing is great, but whining, that's another story. Everyone knows the sound; it's the one thing that can make the most patient of parents loose their cool. If whining, fighting and generally misbehaving are the problems, here is the answer. For straightforward, no-nonsense advice, just dial Nanny 911: Expert Advice for All Your Parenting Emergencies. Written by star TV-nannies Deborah Carroll and Stella Reid, Nanny 911 comes to the rescue with simple solutions. Their plan: rules, boundaries, structures, order. They offer a no-frills map for those temporarily lost in the aforementioned wilderness. The nannies' House Rules and their belief that communication is key to successful parenting ring true. If you've ever felt like you're trapped in an episode of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, keep this practical guide handy.
Katherine Wyrick lives in Little Rock and is the mother of two small children.