The Happiest Toddler on the Block
Cast: Dr. Harvey Karp
In this companion to Dr. Harvey Karp's popular series of books, parents are taught how to curb their toddler's temper tantrums through a new method of communication known as "Toddler-ese." In addition to his claim that this method will both shorten and diminish a child's outbursts, Dr. Karp also claims that by practicing both "Toddler-ese" and the "Fast Food" rule, parents can boost their children's self esteem and make them more patient and respectful.
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1. Introduction [3:13]
2. Toddlers Are Like Little Cavemen [3:36]
3. The "Fast-Food Rule" [3:20]
4. The Three Steps for Speaking "Toddler-ese" [6:23]
5. "Toddler-ese" in Action [3:46]
6. What to do if "Toddler-ese" isn't working [3:34]
7. Four Ways To Prevent Temper Tantrums [9:47]
8. "Toddler-ese" Success Stories [3:13]
Help! Our Toddler Wants To Do Everything Himself!
Will "Toddler-ese" Work If I Use It On A Friend's Child?
What is a Breath-Holding Spell?
Does "Toddler-ese" Work With Other Children?
What Should I Do About Tantrums In The Car?
What Should I Do When My Child Laughs When I Say No?
What's The Best Technique for Saying What I Want?
Is the "Gossiping" Technique Rude?
How Can I Control My Anger Better?
How Can I Suppress My Anger When My Child Disobeys Me?
What Exactly Are The "Terrible Two's"?
If My Child Falls And Does Not Cry, Is It Ok To Just Ignore It?
Should I Repeat What My Child Wants When I Give It To Him?
When Should I Speak Normally and When Should I Use "Todder-ese"?
Isn't It Embarrassing To Use "Toddler-ese" in Public?
Wouldn't It Be Tiring To Speak "Toddler-ese" All The Time?
Can Using "Toddler-ese" Spoil My Child?
How is "Todder-ese" Different From Teasing?
Should I Use "Toddler-ese" even when i Do Not Agree with his feelings?
Does "Toddler-ese" give the message that shouting is okay?
If I Can't Give What My Child Wants, Should I Explain Why?
Will Using "Toddler-ese" lesson my child's tantrums?
What Should I Say When I Am Not Sure Why My Child Is Upset?
Isn't It Important To Teach a Child Right From Wrong?
What Can I Do When My Child Asks The Same Question Repeatedly?
Could "Toddler-ese" make my child think I Am Agreeing?
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We have The Happiest Baby on the Block and felt the 5 S's were very applicable to our newborn twins. We followed many of the techniques suggested by Dr. Karp. So, with one of our twins starting to throw tantrums we thought the Happiest Toddler on the Block might offer some good advice. What Dr. Karp suggests is borderline just silly. I kept an open mind at first and we tried it for a week. My husband and I couldn't practice the technique without bursting into laughter every time we tried it. It's silly. Depending on her mood, her crying did stop a couple of times. But she will also stop if I merely create a diversion or pick her up and hug her. The video did teach me to be more aware of the toddler's feelings and not just say "it's okay" all the time. And there is a parent question and answer session which is good. The video is amateurish and the parent interviews seemed scripted. If I had it to do over I wouldn't buy this. Maybe I'd have tried the book - it's cheaper.