Mother of All Toddler Books: An All-Canadian Guide to Your Child's Second and Third Years

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THE MOTHER OF ALL TODDLER BOOKS is the one toddler book no Canadian parent should be without.  Written in the same friendly and non-bossy tone as the previous books in this bestselling series—and based on the best advice of more than 100 Canadian parents—The Mother of All Toddler Books takes you on a guided journey through the toddler years, highlighting they key attractions you and your child can expect to enjoy along the way.  Warm and informative, friendly and reassuring, The Mother of All Toddler ...
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Overview

THE MOTHER OF ALL TODDLER BOOKS is the one toddler book no Canadian parent should be without.  Written in the same friendly and non-bossy tone as the previous books in this bestselling series—and based on the best advice of more than 100 Canadian parents—The Mother of All Toddler Books takes you on a guided journey through the toddler years, highlighting they key attractions you and your child can expect to enjoy along the way.  Warm and informative, friendly and reassuring, The Mother of All Toddler Books is the ultimate guide to getting through the toddler years in the Great White North.

The Mother of All Toddlers Books offers

  • the inside scoop on what it's really like to raise a toddler—the good, the bad, and the ugly
  • proving strategies for coping with whining, biting, dawdling, temper tantrums, and other hazards of toddlerhood
  • sensible advice on making toilet-training as stress-free as possible for you and your child
  • creative suggestions for arts and crafts projects and other activities that you and your toddler will enjoy doing together
  • comprehensive, medically-reviewed answers to all your toddler-related health questions (especially the ones that pop into your head the moment your doctor's office closes for the weekend!)
  • a directory of key Canadian parenting and pediatric health organizations
  • a list of Internet resources of interest to Canadian parents
  • Canadian immunization schedules, toddler growth charts, child safety checklists, and much more.

Ann Douglas is Canada's foremost parenting writer and the author of 21 books.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781553350163
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/23/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 8.56 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Ann Douglas is the author of 21 books, including the highly popular The Mother of all Pregnancy Books and The Mother of All Baby Books. She and her books have been featured in Parenting, Working Mother, the Chicago Tribune, and The New York Times, and she has been invited to serve as a guest expert at such high-profile parenting and health web sites as BabyCenter.com, ParenSoup.com, and WebMD.com.  Her articles and columns regularly appear in such publications as Today's Parent, Canadian Living, Flare Pregnancy, Healthy Woman, and ePregnancy magazine.  Ann lives in Peterborough, Ontario, with her husband and four children, ages five through fourteen.  She can be contacted via her Web site, www.having-a-baby.com.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

A toddler by any other name.

Made in Canada.

A one-of-a-kind toddler book.

CHAPTER 1: The Truth about Toddlers.

From baby to toddler.

Getting psyched for year two.

The challenges and joys of raising a toddler.

Do toddlers get a bad rap?

CHAPTER 2: The Incredible Growing Toddler.

Milestones revisited: Why it's not a good idea to compare toddlers.

Developmental milestones of the toddler years.

Encouraging your child’s healthy development.

On the move.

Talk, talk, talk.

Boys are from Mars, girls are from Venus.

CHAPTER 3: Fun and Games.

Playing with your toddler.

The play's the thing.

The "mine" field: The perils of sharing.

Ideas unlimited: Activities that you and your toddler can enjoy together.

Inside the toy box: Your best toy buys for the toddler years.

Toddlers and TV.

Surf's up: Introducing your toddler to the computer.

CHAPTER 4: Who’s the Boss?

Your Toddler's declaration of independence.

Discipline: What it is and why your child needs it.

Your parenting style.

Your toddler's personality type.

Mission possible.

The art of co-parenting.

Creative discipline.

The top 10 toddler discipline techniques.

Discipline techniques that don't work particularly well.

Coping with temper tantrums.

Whining, screaming, biting, and other hazards of toddlerhood.

Coming to terms with being a less-than-perfect parent.

CHAPTER 5: The Maintenance Manual.

Making a splash: Bathtime basics.

Toddlers and dental care.

Hair care.

Clothes calls.

It's potty time!

CHAPTER 6: What’s for Dinner?

Why feeding a toddler can be such a challenge.

Equipment 101.

Whining and dining.

Serving toddler-friendly meals and snacks.

Winning at food group roulette.

No more food fights!

Weaning your breastfed baby.

Avoiding choking and food-borne illness.

Allergy alert.

CHAPTER 7: Will the Sandman Ever Come?

Toddlers and sleep.

To nap or not to nap?

Avoiding bedtime battles.

Night waking.

Night terrors, sleepwalking, and sleep apnea.

From crib to bed: When and how to do it.

CHAPTER 8: The Health Department.

What's up, doc?

The facts on immunizations.

How will I know if my child is sick?

More about fever.

Coping with common childhood illnesses and infections.

Caring for a sick toddler.

CHAPTER 9: The Safety Department.

Babyproofing: The sequel.

Safety on the road.

Summer safety.

Winter safety.

The safety generation gap.

First-aid essentials.

CHAPTER 10: All in the Family.

A good enough mom.

Avoiding parent burnout.

Staying connected with your partner.

Dad's the word.

Are you ready to have another baby?

Toddlers and pets.

The working mother's survival guide.

The intergenerational tug of war.

Celebrating milestones and capturing family memories.

Appendix A: Glossary.

Appendix B: Directory of Canadian Organizations.

Appendix C: Web Site Directory.

Appendix D: Toddler Growth Charts.

Appendix E: Recommended Readings.

Index.

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