Available now from Amazon in ebook, and paperback!

Toddler Weaning: Deciding to Gradually Wean your Toddler & Making it Happen is a short, to-the-point book about gradually weaning a breastfeeding toddler. This book is for nursing moms of toddlers who are considering weaning (and may need help deciding if they are ready to stop breastfeeding), or who are ready to wean, but need help planning how to wean gradually.

The book offers a discussion of how to decide to wean (including why you may not want to wean yet), why weaning can be difficult, and the case for weaning gradually.  The book offers a path to making weaning happen over the course of a few months, starting with night weaning, and finishing with fully weaning within 6-8 weeks.

The book is now available in print (paperback) and as an eBook (for Kindle), and can be ordered from Amazon.com. Subscribe to my tinyletter for updates and more information about this, and my other book.


South Asian American Experiences in Schools: Brown Voices from the Classroom is a book about South Asian American experiences in K-12 settings, and is based on the research of Dr. Punita C. Rice, conducted through Johns Hopkins University’s School of Education. The book is slated for release in mid-2019 from Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield.

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About Punita Rice

Punita C. Rice, Ed.D is a teacher, writer, the founder of ISAASE, and a mom of two. She is the author of Toddler Weaning: Deciding to Gradually Wean your Toddler & Making it Happen, and the forthcoming title South Asian American Experiences in Schools: Brown Voices from the Classroom (Lexington Books, coming August 2019). Her work focuses primarily on multicultural education, equity, and South Asian American school experiences. She also writes about motherhood at her blog, Happy Mom Guide. Read more about Dr.  Punita Rice.

Outreach & Advocacy

Punita’s outreach work is directly related to her research area: the experiences of South Asian American students, and multicultural education. Her outreach and advocacy work with educators and educational institutions, through ISAASE in particular, is aimed at addressing and improving student experiences.

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Punita’s writing is featured in The Baltimore Sun, Education Week, The Aerogram, The Establishment and more. Her book on toddler weaning is out now, and her book on South Asian American experiences will be released mid-2019. She also maintains the ISAASE blog, and writes about motherhood at Happy Mom Guide.

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Punita has presented for audiences of all sizes and is available for presentations, speaking engagements, and workshops. Her presentation and speaking topics include cultural proficiency, multicultural education, equity, and more. Contact Punita now to discuss or plan a speaking engagement or presentation.

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