The Secret Lives of Toddlers: A Parent's Guide to the Wonderful, Terrible, Fascinating Behavior of Children Ages 1 to 3

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Why do they rub food in their hair? Why do they want to hear the same book over and over? Why do they love being naked?

Between the ages of one and three, children can be delightful, affectionate, intelligent explorers of their newfound world. They can also be holy terrors. Grounded in up-to-date research, The Secret Lives of Toddlers demystifies 52 common behaviors of toddlers, while helping parents appreciate the miraculous development of ...

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Overview

Why do they rub food in their hair? Why do they want to hear the same book over and over? Why do they love being naked?

Between the ages of one and three, children can be delightful, affectionate, intelligent explorers of their newfound world. They can also be holy terrors. Grounded in up-to-date research, The Secret Lives of Toddlers demystifies 52 common behaviors of toddlers, while helping parents appreciate the miraculous development of their children.

An entertaining, reassuring guide to toddler behavior, this book shows parents how to get through their kids' toddlerhood with affection, humor, and authority. With explanations from pediatricians, child development experts, and behavioral psychologists, parents will learn to:

- Understand the world from a child's point of view
- Learn which bad behaviors need intervention and which can be ignored
- Cultivate good manners and reward good behavior
- Reduce their own frustration
- Play, speak, read, and interact with their toddler in healthy ways

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399530234
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/5/2004
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 846,856
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Jana Murphy has written about a wide range of nonfiction topics, from children to pets to health. She is a mother of three children and an aunt to 24 nieces and nephews. She is the author of The Secret Lives of Dogs and has contributed to such titles as The Immune Advantage and Dr. Mom.
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Table of Contents

Foreword xv
Introduction xvii
Part I The Way We Play 1
1 Why do toddlers insist on wearing the same clothes every day? 3
2 Why do toddlers love to dress up? 7
3 Why do toddlers love to play outside? 11
4 Why do toddlers love to play hide-and-seek? 15
5 Why do toddlers like to read the same books over and over again? 19
6 Why do toddlers play next to, but not with, one another? 23
7 Why do toddlers always want what the next child has? 27
8 Why do toddlers always repeat the worst things you say? 31
9 Why do toddlers play with the box and not the gift? 35
10 Why do toddlers love to ride, bounce, spin, and swing? 39
11 Why do toddlers endlessly arrange and rearrange their toys? 42
12 Why do toddlers put things in the VCR, DVD, toilet, and heat vents? 45
13 Why are toddlers so fascinated with babies? 49
14 Why do toddlers have imaginary friends? 52
Part II Mealtime Mayhem 57
15 Why do toddlers refuse to eat one day and eat everything in sight the next? 59
16 Why do toddlers insist on eating only one (or two) foods day after day? 63
17 Why do toddlers swallow without chewing? 67
18 Why do toddlers smear, stack, juggle, and throw their food? 71
19 Why do toddlers try to eat plastic grapes and mud pies? 74
20 Why do toddlers have a love/hate relationship with their utensils? 77
21 Why do toddlers eat before the blessing? 81
22 Why do toddlers spit out food? 84
23 Why do toddlers fall asleep while they're still eating? 87
Part III So Little Sleep 91
24 Why do toddlers wake up so darned early? 93
25 Why do toddlers stop taking naps when they still need them? 96
26 Why do toddlers get hyper when they're tired? 99
27 Why do toddlers bang their heads? 103
28 Why won't toddlers sleep alone? 106
29 Why do toddlers still wake up at night? 109
30 Why do toddlers wiggle endlessly in their sleep? 113
31 Why do toddlers wake up terrified? 116
Part IV This Little Body of Mine 121
32 Why do toddlers bite? 123
33 Why do toddlers climb? 127
34 Why do toddlers love to be naked? 130
35 Why do toddlers pick their noses? 134
36 Why do toddlers hold their breath? 137
37 Why do toddlers pee in the tub? 141
38 Why don't toddlers seem to smell their own stinky diapers? 145
39 Why do toddlers poop in the corner? 149
Part V In the Mood 153
40 Why do toddlers throw temper tantrums? 155
41 Why do toddlers worship the ground their older siblings walk on? 160
42 Why do toddlers tell lies? 165
43 Why do toddlers cooperate in slow motion? 169
44 Why do toddlers favor one parent (and then the other)? 173
45 Why do toddlers suffer from separation anxiety? 177
46 Why do toddlers whine? 181
47 Why do toddlers cling to pacifiers and thumbs? 185
48 Why do toddlers drag around a favorite blanket? 189
49 Why do toddlers say "No, no, no"? 193
50 Why do toddlers think everything is "Mine, mine, mine"? 197
51 Why do some toddlers fear everything? 201
52 Why do some toddlers fear nothing at all? 205
Conclusion 209
Appendix A Time-outs for Toddlers 213
Appendix B Resources 216
Index 221
About the Author 231
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    I am an early childhood education major at IU and I had to read and critique a parenting book based on what we have learned. I found this book to be very factual. It is very easy to read and answers the questions well. It also gives suggestions on what to do and/or how to handle what has happend and how to fix or encourage it.

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