Dads discover that the rules of the parenting game change completely after their baby moves into the wonderful and totally physical toddler world of discovery and learning. How can you be a hands-on dad and play a vital role in your one-to-three-year-old's development? With the fun exercises and activities for dads and kids in Rookie Dad Tackles the Toddler!
Working out in the Brain Gym, kids grasp colors, sizes, and shapes
Kid Talk pumps up language and listening skills
Cool down tantrums and meltdowns by stepping Out of Bounds
Learn the ABCs of eating like a champion with Peak Performance
Even the busiest father can make bedtime or getting dressed child's play with these simple, interactive games. Go for the gold with your toddlers -- and enjoy the prize of having happier, healthier, more capable children who strive for big things -- thanks to you, their hero.
In Stop Second-Guessing Yourself -- The Toddler Years, award-winning web site creator and blogger Jen Singer offers the same camaraderie, advice, and encouragement she's become known for as the Internet's favorite Momma. Filled with proven real-world parenting tips, moms' true confessions, and plenty of humor, this validating guide will help you survive the toddler years with more confidence. From bedtime to naps, feeding and potty-training, finding the right playgroup to finding mom-time, it's all here and more. It's the field guide to confident parenting that you'll want to keep in the diaper bag, just in case.
Is my baby "good"? Should I pick my baby up when he cries? What's the best way to introduce a new baby to an older sibling? Is co-sleeping with my child okay? Am I spoiling my child? How can I convince my child to try new foods? What should I do when my child argues with her friends? How do I encourage learning at home?
The New Baby Answer Book is the easy way to find reassuring and authoritative answers to the most common (and often unexpected) questions about raising a young child. Covering all the key topics that come up during the first five years, this guide gives sound advice, immediate answers, and essential information on sleeping, eating, tantrums, day care, safety, discipline, fears, independence, and more.
Written by a child development specialist and parenting coach, The New Baby Answer Book answers your most important questions, including:Is my child too dependent on me? Is sibling rivalry normal? How do I find a good babysitter? How can I teach my child to share? Does spanking really help? Am I over-scheduling my kindergartner? When should my child learn ABCs and numbers? What toys are best for my 4 to 5 year old?
Written in an easy-to-read question-and-answer format, The New Baby Answer Book helps you make confident and informed decisions in the early years of your child's life.
As in her hugely popular first book, Tracy brings her vast experience to bear on the issues and dilemmas with which all parents grapple during toddlerhood. Starting with the simple but essential premise that there is no such thing as a “typical” child, Tracy guides you through her unique programs, including:
• H.E.L.P. (Hold back, Explain, Limit, Praise): the mantra that will remind you of the four elements that are critical to fostering your child’s growth and independence.
• Using T.L.C. (Talk, Listen, Clarify) to communicate with your toddler, to figure out what she is really thinking, and to best help her express herself.
• R&R: the Routines and Rituals that give structure and predictability to daily life and a sense of continuity to holidays and special occasions.
• Rehearsals for Change: ways of preparing your toddler for new experiences by encouraging her to practice her skills in the safe, controlled setting of your family.
• Conscious Discipline: a way of teaching your toddler how to behave and manage his emotions, while being mindful of the lessons you teach with your own behavior.
Tracy knows that your child is special–a one-of-a-kind individual with her own gifts and needs–and she has dedicated this marvelous new book to helping you appreciate and respect your child’s uniqueness. Whether it’s making new friends, mastering potty training, or eating at the family dinner table, your child will do it in her own way and at his own pace. With Tracy as your guide, you can share in the achievements of toddlerhood every step of the way.
Practical, reassuring, and written with wit and energy and boundless enthusiasm for real children and their everyday behavior, this book will be your constant companion during the magical, challenging toddler years.
From the Hardcover edition.
En ¡Socorro! Mi bebé viene sin manual de instrucciones, Blythe Lipman comparte con nosotros todos sus secretos sobre el arte del cuidado del bebé tras una vida dedicada al mundo infantil y nos ofrece toda su sabiduría y experiencia mediante múltiples consejos sencillos y muy prácticos. Con ellos, los nuevos padres y madres podrán sentirse seguros para afrontar las dificultades cotidianas relacionadas con el recién nacido: el sueño, los llantos, la alimentación, el arte de poner un pañal, los viajes, la elección de guardería o qué hacer si el bebé cae enfermo.
Además, también orienta a la madre sobre cómo debe cuidarse y da pautas al padre para compartir plenamente las tareas del cuidado de su hijo.
Una guía indispensable que se convertirá en el manual de instrucciones perfecto para madres y padres primerizos.