I Brake for Meltdowns: How to Handle the Most Exasperating Behavior of Your 2- to 5-Year-Old

I Brake for Meltdowns: How to Handle the Most Exasperating Behavior of Your 2- to 5-Year-Old

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by Michelle Nicholasen, Barbara O'Neal
     
 

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Any parent of a toddler knows the drill: you’re having a nice day with your child, then suddenly-meltdown! How to react? Or not react? I Brake for Meltdowns offers parents welcome relief: an annotated listing of all the exasperating things little kids do and step-by-step advice on how to handle each situation. From “Public

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Any parent of a toddler knows the drill: you’re having a nice day with your child, then suddenly-meltdown! How to react? Or not react? I Brake for Meltdowns offers parents welcome relief: an annotated listing of all the exasperating things little kids do and step-by-step advice on how to handle each situation. From “Public Meltdowns” to “In Search of Sleep” to “Dinner Disasters,” this book covers every bugaboo by category-including biting, teeth-brushing, refusal to wear a coat, and what to do when your youngster won’t hug Aunt Marge. Handy action points, suggested language, and “Been There” sidebars point the way to resolution. Infused with funny, often commiserating advice, this is an invaluable resource for parents who try their darnedest but need a cheat-sheet for when they’re stumped by their willful tots.

Editorial Reviews

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LibraryJournal.com, 6/10/08
“Show[s] parents how to intervene by providing language that is most often very sensible and would help parents in the middle of a crisis.”

About.com
“I'll be totally frank here: I absolutely loved this book!...Does an outstanding job of organizing kid behaviors…A great buy…Makes parents feel they really can effectively manage almost anything--and isn't that the point?”

Boston Globe BoMoms blog
“A clever cheat sheet…You’ll appreciate [the local authors’] calm, non-violent advice for top-level badness.”

Words To Mouth blog
“Incredible resource…Like the What to Expect When You’re Expecting for the toddler years.”

Mid-Ohio Valley Parent, 3/09
“This is a handy reference book to keep around.”

Mindful Mama blog, 9/23
“Offer[s] practical solutions to real-world challenges involving children in this age group.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738211671
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
06/30/2008
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
767,789
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author


Michelle Nicholasen, an award-winning filmmaker for Frontline and Nova, is a full-time mom. She lives outside of Boston.

Barbara O’Neal, mother and grandmother, has co-directed the Arlington Children’s Center for thirty years. She lives outside of Boston.

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I Brake for Meltdowns: How to Handle the Most Exasperating Behavior of Your 2- to 5-Year-Old 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would also recommend this book for any early childhood teacher. This book is like a bible for handling some of the most stressful situations with a child between the ages of three and five. Not only does it make you feel like it has happened to someone else, but helps you to think differently about how you could approach a challenging moment with a child.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It would help anyone! It will help with handiling little children that are spmtimes sweet like sugar or sour like picles!
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