This book is a small but powerful tool for parents! I recommend reading it even before your children hit the "toddler years" because this book put me in such a great state of mind for parenting. I was observing the way my daughter's caregiver was interacting with the toddlers in her room when my daughter was still just an infant and I was amazed and astounded by the approach and results that this caregiver reached with the "Terrible Twos". I asked her more about her philosphy and she lent me this book to read. This book still hits the heart of my current philosphy of parenting my now six year old daughter. P.S. It has worked tremendously well for with my now 3 yr old son!!! Thanks Irene and the Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center
I bought this book to find out what to expect from my daughter as a single dad who doesn't have the female advantage of babysitting expierience. Many helpful tips, the baseline is: take it easy but plan ahead, combined with lot's of practical tips and tricks how to do it, what to say to other people, even with a few cooking reciepies. My daughter (1 year 10 months) also loves the book, and can spend hours looking at the pictures. After I bought it she stoped crying when I left her at daycare, started to pottytrain and puts her shoes on herself.
I am so glad I found this book. As a first time parent it gave me a context for addressing specific toddler behaviors in a healthful and respectful manner for both myself and my child. The short, clear chapters on each subject enabled me to (a) finish the book and (b) refresh my memory quickly when new behaviors presented themselves. This book is a confidence builder for any parent. My oldest child is now 8 and I am still using the "respectful" techniques I learned from this book.
My sons daycare teacher gave me this book to read when i told her i was having a little trouble handling the terrible two's. Since i have read this book i know its one of those books i would like to have of my own for quick reference. I could relate to every scituation described. Great for parents and daycare (home or centers).
This book is a wonderful way to look at daily dealings with toddlers and learn how to make your life as a parent easier. I work at a day care in the toddler room and this book helped me to look at our toddlers in a new way. By being aware of their development and stages of life I was better able to learn from them.
Toddlers are very challanging! 1,2,3...The Toddler years talks about specific toddler behaviors: biting, sleeping, toileting, tantrums, etc and gives guidelines on how to work with those behaviors while treating the kid respectfully! Read this book.
"This extraordinary book is a wonderful resource for all adults who have children in their lives. If I had to pick just one book to give to new parents, this would be it." Wendy Martyna, Psychologist and Educator University of California