Toddlers: an Instruction Manual: A Guide to Surviving the Years One to Four (written by Parents, for Parents)

Toddlers: an Instruction Manual: A Guide to Surviving the Years One to Four (written by Parents, for Parents)


By (author) Joanne Mallon


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  • Publisher: Nell James Publishers
  • Format: Paperback | 178 pages
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 202mm x 14mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 12 December 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Chorley
  • ISBN 10: 0956702449
  • ISBN 13: 9780956702449
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,216,233

Product description

Why do toddlers behave the way they do? And are they doing it deliberately to wind their parents up? If only toddlers came with an instruction manual - well, now they do. This book brings together tried and tested practical, down-to-earth tips from parents who've survived the toddler years and want to help you do the same. If you've ever wondered how to get your child to sleep through the night, listen when you say no and stop reacting with horror at the sight of something green on their plate, this book can help. 'Toddlers: an instruction manual' celebrates the qualities we love about toddlers, and suggests ways to navigate their less appealing aspects. We cannot stop your toddler from tormenting you, but we can help you get through with your sanity (just about) intact. Written with warmth and understanding, 'Toddlers: an instruction manual' is a practical guide to parenting your child when the challenges may seem to outnumber the good bits and you most need a helping hand. Part of the royalties are donated to Home-Start, one of the UK's leading family support charities.

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Author information

Joanne Mallon is a freelance parenting journalist, a life and career coach and a parent to two.

Review quote

As featured in 'Mother & Baby magazine', 'Practical Parenting', 'Gurgle', 'Psychologies' and 'Good Housekeeping'. 'A genius book which includes lots of advice from mummy bloggers. [A] total parenting gift - crammed full of tips from real mums.'

Table of contents

Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1: Threenager alert Chapter 2: Sleep solutions Chapter 3: Toddlers at play Chapter 4: Food and fussy eaters Chapter 5: Behaviour and discipline Chapter 6: Potty training Chapter 7: Dealing with tantrums Chapter 8: Siblings and introducing your toddler to a new baby Chapter 9: Looking after yourself Chapter 10: Preparing for nursery and school Useful contacts and other resources Index