The Happiest Toddler on the Block: How to Eliminate Tantrums and Raise a Patient, Respectful, and Cooperative One- to Four-Year-Old: Revised Edition
This streamlined revision of the breakthrough bestseller by renowned child-development expert Dr. Harvey Karp will do even more to help busy parents survive the “terrible twos” and beyond....In one of the most revolutionary advances in parenting of the past twenty-five years, Dr. Karp revealed... show more
This streamlined revision of the breakthrough bestseller by renowned child-development expert Dr. Harvey Karp will do even more to help busy parents survive the “terrible twos” and beyond....In one of the most revolutionary advances in parenting of the past twenty-five years, Dr. Karp revealed that toddlers often act like uncivilized little cavemen, with a primitive way of thinking and communicating that is all their own. In this revised edition of his parenting classic, Dr. Karp has made his innovative approach easier to learn—and put into action—than ever before.Combining his trademark tools of Toddler-ese and the Fast-Food Rule with a highly effective new green light/yellow light/red light method for molding toddler behavior, Dr. Karp provides fast solutions for today’s busy and stressed parents. As you discover ways to boost your child’s good (green light) behavior, curb his annoying (yellow light) behavior, and immediately stop his unacceptable (red light) behavior you will learn how to soothe his stormy outbursts with amazing success—and better yet, prevent these outbursts before they begin! And the new thirty-item glossary of Dr. Karp’s parenting techniques will save you valuable time when you need to instantly calm an out-of-control child. The result: fewer tantrums, less yelling, and more happy, loving time for you and your child.
Publish date: August 26th 2008
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
This book is very strange. Aside from the annoying use of baby talk in all the examples, I found it bizarre that a pediatrician was recommending using cookies and juice as bribes in about 80 percent of the scenarios described. These problems made it hard to believe his advice was sound.
Like many of the other reviewers, I found Dr Karp's first book helpful but this one? Not so much. But for different reasons. I have a "high need" child, as I've mentioned, and while he does devote a little space to different toddler temperaments, unfortunately his advice just won't work for my kid. ...