Help! My Toddler Came Without Instructions: Practical Tips for Parenting a Happy One, Two and Three Year Old

Help! My Toddler Came Without Instructions: Practical Tips for Parenting a Happy One, Two and Three Year Old

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by Blythe Lipman
     
 

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Toddler Taming Solutions from a Nationally Recognized Expert

Are you tired of having cereal thrown in your face every morning? Is your three-year-old's beloved blankie a ratty-looking embarrassment? Blythe Lipman comes to your rescue with excellent advice, hundreds of tips and sanity-saving solutions. Go from stressed out, overwhelmed and exhausted to

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Toddler Taming Solutions from a Nationally Recognized Expert

Are you tired of having cereal thrown in your face every morning? Is your three-year-old's beloved blankie a ratty-looking embarrassment? Blythe Lipman comes to your rescue with excellent advice, hundreds of tips and sanity-saving solutions. Go from stressed out, overwhelmed and exhausted to meltdown free and mellow! When new "toddler troubles" arise, turn to Lipman's Help! My Toddler Came Without Instructions and you'll soon be back in control of your out-of-control child.

What you'll learn inside:

• The secrets to sleeping—transition from crib to bed, take naps, tame tantrums, vanquish night terrors and create nightly routines

• The art of potty training—age discussion, types of potties, fears, underwear, charts and more

• Time out—play well with others, including siblings and preschool chums

• Get that out of your mouth!—from binkys to blankies to thumb sucking

• Have fun—playtime, travel with toddlers and enjoy these precious years

"Clear, practical, comforting, funny and wholly user-friendly. I encourage you to keep Help! My Toddler Came Without Instructions close, and refer to it often. Blythe Lipman is a consummate pro when it comes to parenting toddlers." —from the foreword by Dr. John Duffy, parenting expert for The Steve Harvey Show

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"Most new parents quickly realize their brand new infant does not come with an instruction manual or directions of any kind. Adorable and cute, yes, but a bit complex at best, and a source of frustration for moms and dads who are desperate to learn the ropes. Enter [...] parenting consultant and South Jersey native Blythe Lipman."
—Courier Post

"From tantrums and potty training to biting and bedtime, author and parenting expert Blythe Lipman has toddlerhood issues covered."
Jewish News

"Quick solutions to toddler troubles."
—South Jersey Times

"Help! My Toddler Came Without Instructions is chalk full of tips that are presented in a way that isn’t all dry and factual. Blythe shares humor and tips on how you can raise a toddler and experience less stressed-out parenting."
Central Minnesota Mom

"What a wonderful, helpful, and specific book. How nice to have suggestions from an expert. I’d recommend this book to all new parents!" — Irma Ross M.S., C.P.C., N.C.C.; Norwalk, CT

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573449540
Publisher:
Cleis Press
Publication date:
05/14/2013
Pages:
188
Sales rank:
1,455,155
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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Help! My Toddler Came Without Instructions

Practical Tips for Parenting a Happy One, Two and Three Year Old
By Blythe Lipman

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Copyright © 2013 Blythe Lipman
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ISBN: 9781573449540


So who is this cranky, clingy, picky, screaming, biting, hitting, not listening rambunctious little being that is trying to rule your world?.....Your Toddler, Of Course! Yes, he’s adorable, but what a handful. Where are the instructions?

Toddlerhood is all about becoming independent. Toddlers have never-ending energy and immediate gratification is the name of the game. They want it their way and they want it NOW!

So what’s a parent to do when they won’t take their finger out of their nose, refuse to use the potty, bite and hit their baby sister, won’t go to sleep, throw themselves on the floor in the grocery store and so many other charming behaviors? Help! My Toddler Came Without Instructions…Every Parent’s Guide For a Happier Child can help.

What Makes This Book Unique?
• Each chapter is set up in an easy-to-use list form. No cumbersome reading here. Parents just need to go down the list and choose the tip that best fits the problem.

• This book will easily fit into a purse, carry-on or diaper bag.

• Each tip is pediatrician-approved and parent-tested.

• This book not only has great tips, but parent-friendly charts to help with potty training and positive reinforcement. Also included are checklists to use when interviewing nannies, preschools and babysitters as well as recipes and fun activities to do with toddlers.

• This book contains tips for “Keeping the Magic in Your Marriage” as well as dealing with proud but meddling grandparents.

• I have used each and every tip in this my book for the past thirty years and know they can help make those toddler struggles disappear. No fluff here.

The chapter titled, Toddlers Gone Wild contains over forty tips to calm down your rowdy little angel. Tips that include setting up daily routines, using a kitchen timer for activity transitions, offering choices and so much more.

And the forty+ tips in Mr. Sandman, Bring Me Some Dreams will have your toddler snoring before you can count to ten. Warm bath versus bedtime snack, night-light versus total darkness, music versus white noise machine- this chapter will answer all those questions along with many others.

It’s My Potty and I’ll Try If I Want To will make potty talk the envy of your friends. And let’s not forget, Take Your Finger Out Of Your Nose with “hands-on” tips for those embarrassing toddler moments.

Also included are Breaking Up With Your Binky, Mary Poppins, Are You Out There and I Promise I Won’t Meddle are just a sample of some of the other great chapters in this book.

Help! My Toddler Came Without Instructions is guaranteed to make life with a toddler easier and a lot more fun! It’s a must-have book for every parent’s library. And I know you’ll agree, there’s nothing better than watching your amazing toddler reach his or her milestones while learning about our big, wonderful world.

Blythe Lipman has cared for over 1000 babies, toddlers and their families for the past thirty years. She is the author of the award-winning Help! My Baby Came Without Instructions. Blythe is a regular on Arizona Midday and hosts a weekly radio show called Baby and Toddler Instructions. Blythe has two grown children and lives in Arizona.


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