The Complete Idiot's Guide to Parenting a Preschooler and Toddler, Too

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You're not idiot, of course. You live peacefully with your spouse, get along with your in-laws, and even know how to placate an angry boss. But when it comes to controlling your preschooler, you feel like you're the one who should be having a fit. Don't cry! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Parenting a Preschooler and Toddler, Too will teach you how to enjoy your child's increasing independence. Feel confident about helping your child begin to grow up—without you and your child growing apart. In this Complete ...

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You're not idiot, of course. You live peacefully with your spouse, get along with your in-laws, and even know how to placate an angry boss. But when it comes to controlling your preschooler, you feel like you're the one who should be having a fit. Don't cry! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Parenting a Preschooler and Toddler, Too will teach you how to enjoy your child's increasing independence. Feel confident about helping your child begin to grow up—without you and your child growing apart. In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you get:

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  • ISBN-13: 9780028617336
  • Publisher: Alpha Books
  • Publication date: 6/10/1997
  • Series: Complete Idiot's Guide Series
  • Edition number: 100
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 7.31 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 The Early Toddler: 13-24 Months 1
1 Walk the Walk and Talk the Talk 3
2 Care and Feeding of Your Toddler 17
3 It's a Jungle In There: Childproofing Your Home 29
4 Golden Slumbers 43
5 No, No, NO! Setting Limits 57
6 Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Easing Separation Anxiety 69
7 Playtime! 79
Pt. 2 The Terrific, Terrible Twos: 25-36 Months 91
8 I Want To Do It Myself! Development at Two 93
9 Disposing of Diapers 109
10 Best Behavior 123
11 Boys (and Girls) Behaving Badly 133
12 Taming Temper Tantrums 143
13 Raising Bias-Free Children 151
14 The Twilight Zone - and Beyond: TV and Toys for Toddlers 165
Pt. 3 A Real Person: The Three-Year-Old 177
15 You're a Big Girl (or Boy) Now: Preschool Development 179
16 An Apple a Day: Preventive Medicine for Preschoolers 193
17 Playmates and Playdates 205
18 Breaking Bad Habits 215
19 Welcoming (You Wish) A Baby Brother or Sister 225
20 Toy Story 239
Pt. 4 A Declaration of Independence: The Four-Year-Old 249
21 You Thought the Twos Were Terrible? Meet the Frightful Fantastic Fours 251
22 Safety First! 261
23 Do the Right Thing: Personal Responsibility 271
24 Tackling Tough Questions About Sex and Death 285
25 Fun and Games 301
26 Getting Ready for School 313
Appendix Resources for Parents 323
Index 331
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