The Everything Guide To Raising A Two-Year-Old: From Personality And Behavior to Nutrition And Health--a Complete Handbook

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If you are a parent fast approaching your baby's 24-month mark, then you know you have a lot to look forward to. You baby isn't a docile infant anymore, and The Everything Guide to Raising a Two-Year-Old is there to help you every wobbly step of the way! Written by a pediatrician and a mom, this all-inclusive guide shows you the ins and outs of your child's second year of ...
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The Everything Guide To Raising A Two-Year-Old: From Personality And Behavior to Nutrition And Health--a Complete Handbook

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Overview

If you are a parent fast approaching your baby's 24-month mark, then you know you have a lot to look forward to. You baby isn't a docile infant anymore, and The Everything Guide to Raising a Two-Year-Old is there to help you every wobbly step of the way! Written by a pediatrician and a mom, this all-inclusive guide shows you the ins and outs of your child's second year of life in an easy, accessible way. Highlights include:
  • Potty training
  • Your very mobile toddler
  • Babysitters and day care
  • Surviving the "terrible twos"
Filled with useful information on these topics, plus extensive sections on the physical and emotional development of your toddler, The Everything Guide to Raising a Two-Year Old is every parent's handbook!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593377281
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 11/30/2006
  • Series: Everything (Parenting) Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 612,740
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     xi
The Myth of the Terrible Twos     1
A Notorious Stage     2
Temper Tantrums     5
Setting Limits     11
Sticking to Routines     14
Discipline Basics     16
Growth and Development     21
Developmental Milestones     22
Physical Skills     23
Language Development     24
Normal Growth     26
Boy-Girl Differences     27
Parenting Issues     31
Bedtime     32
Naps     36
Fears     39
Spoiling     41
Thumb Sucking     44
Biting     45
Sibling Rivalry     47
Common Challenges     51
Comfort Objects     52
Avoiding Bad Habits     53
Teaching Manners     58
Enjoying New Experiences     60
Enjoying the Company of Your Two-Year-Old     63
Maintaining Perspective     65
Building Blocks of Learning     69
Early Learning     70
Safe Exploration     73
Encouraging a Love of Books     74
Focus andAttention Span     76
Counting     78
Choosing a Preschool     79
Play Time     83
Friendships     84
Safe Toys     87
Fun Activities     89
Arts and Crafts     93
Blocks and Building     95
Physical Play     96
Toilet Training     99
Toilet Training Readiness     100
Toilet Training Methods     104
Resistance to Toilet Training     108
Handling Accidents     110
Regression     111
Preparing for Being Away from the House     112
Toilet Training in Day Care     113
Bed-Wetting     116
Toddler Nutrition     119
Healthy Choices     120
Milk and Juice     122
Junk Food     124
Fast Food     125
Natural Eating     127
The Dangers of Dieting     129
Physical Activity     131
Feeding Your Two-Year-Old     135
Parenting Style and Childhood Weight     136
Dietary Guidelines     140
Toddler Serving Sizes     143
Dealing with a Picky Eater      145
Food Strikes     148
Vitamins     148
Sippy Cups     149
Messy Eaters     150
General First Aid and Medical Issues     155
First Visit to the Dentist     156
Vaccines     158
Staying Healthy     161
Sun Safety     164
Insect Repellents     165
Basic First Aid     166
Red Flag Symptoms     167
Common Illnesses and Symptoms     171
Asthma     172
Allergies     173
Anemia     177
Constipation and Diarrhea     178
Coughs and Colds     180
Conjunctivitis     185
Vomiting     186
Ear Infections     187
Fever     190
Pain Relief     191
A Safe Environment     193
Car Seats     194
Home Safety     195
Water and Pool Safety     199
Stranger Danger     200
Walking and Biking Safety     202
Fun and Games for Two-Year-Olds     207
Toddler Health and Developmental Information     225
Books and Toys for Two-Year-Olds      233
Index     239
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