Understanding Your Two-Year-Old

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What makes children in their "terrible twos" behave as they do? How can parents decide when their child is ready for day care, and manage their child's daily transition to a trusted child minder? Lisa Miller guides parents through their two-year-old's development, from how to deal with a "bossy boots" to understanding the central importance of toys, and the development of language and nonverbal communicative skills. She describes ways in which parents can help a young child express or resolve difficult feelings ...
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Overview

What makes children in their "terrible twos" behave as they do? How can parents decide when their child is ready for day care, and manage their child's daily transition to a trusted child minder? Lisa Miller guides parents through their two-year-old's development, from how to deal with a "bossy boots" to understanding the central importance of toys, and the development of language and nonverbal communicative skills. She describes ways in which parents can help a young child express or resolve difficult feelings or jealousy, come to accept and welcome a new-born sibling, and negotiate friendships.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843102885
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/15/2004
  • Series: Understanding Your Child Series
  • Pages: 62
  • Sales rank: 1,355,059
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.13 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 7
Introduction 9
1 A Sense of Self 17
Exploring the world
"I can do it"
The word "no"
The impulsive two-year-old
Stability and change
2 Learning to Look After Yourself 21
Eating
Sleeping
Toilet-training
Pulling together these issues
3 Relationships 29
Mother and father
Mums and dads
A new baby
Siblings and friends
Day-care, childminders and nannies
4 The Development of Body and Mind 39
Play
Books
Toys and games
Imagination and fantasy
Talking and communication
Television and videos
The adults in the child's world
5 The Parents 47
Hard work
When to worry
Difficulties in the family
Troubles within the toddler
Complex family situations
Conclusion 53
Further Reading 55
Helpful Organizations 56
Index 59
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