The Mother of All Toddler Books

The Mother of All Toddler Books : The Ultimate Guide to Your Child's Second and Third Years

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Your baby's growing up! The joys and challenges of parenting a toddler are many, and you may be wondering how best to prepare for this exciting time. "The Mother of All Toddler Books" provides the skinny on what it's really like to raise a toddler, giving you expert guidance in everything from discipline and nutritional needs to sleep problems and behavioral issues. Packed with parent-tested advice, money-saving tips, and medically reviewed answers to all your toddler health questions, this comprehensive, entertaining guide is a must-have for surviving and enjoying this exciting time in your child's life. Warm and down-to-earth, "The Mother of All Toddler Books" covers the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of parenting a toddler, offering a hefty dose of reassurance for everything from toddler-proofing your home to toilet training without stress to administering first aid.Inside, you'll find proven strategies for coping with whining, dawdling, and tantrums, as well as handy growth charts, immunization schedules, safety checklists, a directory of key parenting and pediatric health organizations, and a listing of Internet resources.
Concise, authoritative, and fun to read, "The Mother of All Toddler Books" has everything you need to raise a happy, healthy child! Praise for "The Mother of All" series' "The Mother of All Pregnancy Books": 'The must-read pregnancy book! Ann Douglas has created the most comprehensive guide to pregnancy we've ever seen' - Denise & Alan Fields, authors of "Baby Bargains". "The Mother of All Baby Books": 'With humor, sensitivity, an easy, no-jargon style, and a million 'extras' that the leading baby books on the shelves don't cover, Ann Douglas holds nothing back. Finally a baby book written for women of my generation!' - M. Sara Rosenthal, author of "The Breastfeeding Sourcebook".
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Product details

  • Paperback | 600 pages
  • 138 x 214 x 38mm | 621.42g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764544179
  • 9780764544170
  • 2,258,135

About Ann Douglas

Ann Douglas (Peterborough, ON, Canada) is the author of 21 books, including numerous top-selling titles in the pregnancy and baby book category. She is frequently quoted in the print and electronic media and is a much-sought-after speaker at health fairs and parenting shows. Ann's books include The Mother of All Pregnancy Books (Canadian edition and American edition), The Mother of All Baby Books (Canadian edition and American edition), The Mother of All Toddler Books (Canadian edition), and Trying Again: A Guide to Pregnancy After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Death.
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Your baby's growing up! The joys and challenges of parenting a toddler are many, and you may be wondering how best to prepare for this exciting time. The Mother of All Toddler Books provides the skinny on what it's really like to raise a toddler, giving you expert guidance in everything from discipline and nutritional needs to sleep problems and behavioral issues. Packed with parent-tested advice, money-saving tips, and medically reviewed answers to all your toddler health questions, this comprehensive, entertaining guide is a must-have for surviving and enjoying this exciting time in your child's life.Warm and down-to-earth, The Mother of All Toddler Books covers the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of parenting a toddler, offering a hefty dose of reassurance for everything from toddler-proofing your home to toilet training without stress to administering first aid. Inside, you'll find proven strategies for coping with whining, dawdling, and tantrums, as well as handy growth charts, immunization schedules, safety checklists, a directory of key parenting and pediatric health organizations, and a listing of Internet resources. Concise, authoritative, and fun to read, The Mother of All Toddler Books has everything you need to raise a happy, healthy child!Praise for The Mother of All seriesThe Mother of All Pregnancy Books"The must-read pregnancy book! Ann Douglas has created the most comprehensive guide to pregnancy we've ever seen."
-Denise & Alan Fields, authors of Baby BargainsThe Mother of All Baby Books"With humor, sensitivity, an easy, no-jargon style, and a million 'extras' that the leading baby books on the shelves don't cover, Ann Douglas holds nothing back. Finally a baby book written for women of my generation!"
-M. Sara Rosenthal, author of The Breastfeeding Sourcebook
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Table of contents

Introduction. A Toddler by Any Other Name. A One-of-a-Kind Toddler Book. CHAPTER 1: The Truth about Toddlers. From Baby to Toddler. Getting Psyched for Year Two. The Challenges and Joys of Raising a Toddler. Do Toddlers Get a Bad Rap? CHAPTER 2: The Incredible Growing Toddler. Milestones Revisited: Why It's Not a Good Idea to Compare Toddlers. Developmental Delays. Encouraging Your Child's Healthy Development. On the Move. Talk, Talk, Talk. Boys Are from Mars, Girls Are from Venus. CHAPTER 3: Fun and Games. Playing with Your Toddler. The Play's the Thing. The "Mine" Field: The Perils of Sharing. Ideas Unlimited: Activities That You and Your Toddler Can Enjoy Together. Inside the Toy Box: Your Best Toy Buys for the Toddler Years. Toddlers and TV. Surf's Up: Introducing Your Toddler to the Computer. CHAPTER 4: Who's the Boss? Your Toddler's Declaration of Independence. Discipline: What It Is and Why Your Child Needs It. Your Parenting Style. Your Toddler's Personality Type. Mission Possible. The Art of Co-Parenting. Creative Discipline. The Top 10 Toddler Discipline Techniques. Discipline Techniques That Don't Work Particularly Well. Coping with Temper Tantrums. Whining, Screaming, Biting, and Other Hazards of Toddlerhood. Coming to Terms with Being a Less-Than-Perfect Parent. CHAPTER 5: The Maintenance Manual. Making a Splash: Bath Time Basics. Toddlers and Dental Care. Hair Care. Clothes Calls. It's Potty Time! CHAPTER 6: What's for Dinner? Why Feeding a Toddler Can Be Such a Challenge. Equipment 101. Whining and Dining. Serving Toddler-Friendly Meals and Snacks. Winning at Food Group Roulette. No More Food Fights! Weaning Your Breastfed Baby. Avoiding Choking and Food-Borne Illness. Allergy Alert. CHAPTER 7: Will the Sandman Ever Come? Toddlers and Sleep. To Nap or Not to Nap? Avoiding Bedtime Battles. Night Waking. Night Terrors, Sleepwalking, and Sleep Apnea. From Crib to Bed: When and How to Do It. CHAPTER 8: The Health Department. What's Up, Doc? The Facts on Immunizations How Will I Know If My Child Is Sick? More about Fever. Coping with Common Childhood Illnesses and Infections. Caring for a sick toddler. CHAPTER 9: The Safety Department. Babyproofing: The Sequel. Safety on the Road. Summer Safety. Winter Safety. The Safety Generation Gap. First-Aid Essentials. CHAPTER 10: All in the Family. A Good-Enough Mom. Avoiding Parent Burnout. Staying Connected with Your Partner. Dad's the Word. Are You Ready to Have Another Baby? Toddlers and Pets. The Working Mother's Survival Guide. The Intergenerational Tug of War. Celebrating Milestones and Capturing Family Memories. Appendices. Appendix A: Glossary. Appendix B: Directory of Organizations. Appendix C: Web Site Directory. Appendix D: Toddler Growth Charts. Appendix E: Recommended Readings. Index.
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