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Making the "Terrible" Twos Terrific!

by John Rosemond
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Making the "Terrible" Twos Terrific! by John Rosemond

In a completely revised and updated edition of his classic parenting guide, nationally recognized expert John Rosemond offers practical, tantrum-free methods for raising toddlers and getting them through the “terrible” times from age eighteen to thirty-six months. 

Focusing on the developmental period spanning age eighteen to thirty-six-months, which renowned parenting expert John Rosemond dubs, “the twos,” Making the “Terrible” Twos Terrific! offers practical parenting advice to ensure that every child’s “twos” are terrific.


By offering comprehensive tips on everything from toilet training to developing good habits for bedtime, as well as disciplinary techniques to control aggressive behaviors, Making the “Terrible” Twos Terrific! approaches parenting in a straightforward, accessible manner that is easy for parents to implement and achieve success with their toddlers.

No bribing, meltdowns, nudging, or cajoling are necessary. All parents need is consistent, firm, and loving interactions with their toddler to guide him or her during the developmental years. The methods described by Rosemond also translate to success throughout other life endeavors such as school, relationship building, and even productivity in the distant tween and teen years. To ensure that earthquaking foot stomps, decibel-shattering screaming, and consistently stubborn behavior are not the norm for your toddler, consult Rosemond’s Making the “Terrible” Twos Terrific!.      

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449421601
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date: 08/13/2013
Series: John Rosemond Series , #16
Edition description: Original
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 169,916
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

 John Rosemond is a family psychologist who has directed mental-health programs and been in full-time private practice working with families and children. Since 1990, he has devoted his time to speaking and writing. Rosemond's weekly syndicated parenting column now appears in some 250 newspapers, and he has written 15 best-selling books on parenting and the family. He is one of the busiest and most popular speakers in the field, giving more than 200 talks a year to parent and professional groups nationwide. He and his wife of 39 years, Willie, have two grown children and six well-behaved grandchildren.

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Making the Terrible Twos Terrific 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best book I have read on parenting toddlers, and I've read many! Most parenting books are a bunch of psychobabble. John Rosemond manages to present his philosophy of child rearing in an everyday language. But the best thing about this book is that he gives you actual examples and actual possible solutions to the problems. As a mother of an extremely strong willed toddler, the challenges are endless. I find myself reaching for this book time and again for help.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has been good enough for al four of my kids. It's amazing how much is over looked in our day to day activities. He is a little bit of a hard nose in several areas - just do as we've done and step around those with your own gut feelings.