Toddlers Need Boundaries
The toddler years are special in many ways and parents experience them as not only most rewarding but also most challenging. With detailed attention to this important stage known for its temper tantrums and seemingly unreasonable demands, this book is a specific and very practical tool kit for the parents of younger children. It deals with the adjustment to parenthood, the beginning of discipline during the baby stage and the transition from babyhood to toddlerhood, as how a child emerges into toddlerhood depends to such a large degree upon how parents handle this transition. Much of what is viewed as naughty, rebellious and defiant in toddler behaviour, is actually normal for a child at this stage of development. The toddler stage is the most crucial for the establishment of positive parent-child communication and long-term emotionally healthy relationships. In addition to a thorough look at a healthy self-esteem and emotional intelligence, the book therefore deals at length with the Four Big Issues of toddlerhood, namely tantrums, sleeping, eating and toilet training, with loads of practical advice and suggestions. An indispensable guide for parents and caregivers of toddlers.