Raising children is a serious business, especially in this era of two working parents with jam-packed schedules. A helping hand can make all the difference. Nationally known parenting expert Blythe Lipman is on a mission to help parents, offering hundreds of practical tips with a dash of humor. Go from stressed-out, overwhelmed and exhausted to melt-down free and mellow! The purpose of Help! My Toddler Came Without Instructions is to provide parents with quick solutions to help with those hair-raising toddler issues. When some new "toddler troubles" arise, grab the book, find the solution and you'll be back in control of your out-of-control child. Topics include sleeping (ways to transition from crib to bed, naps, creating a friendly sleep environment and nightly rituals and routines), potty training (age discussion, type of potty to use, fears, underwear, charts and issues), and fears (night terrors, stranger anxiety, the dark, monsters and separation anxiety).
The 411 by Maria:
It is true there is no instructions with those little people running around your house but at least there is this book.
Blythe Lipman has some easy and tried and true suggestions for first time parents of interesting, entertaining and sometimes stressful toddler stage.
This is like having an experienced best friend, parent, counselor in your back pocket at all times. As parents we don't always have the answer and when we are knee deep in the toddler years, sometimes seeing things clearly don't come naturally. It is when we have moved past it that we can see more clearly.
There are suggestions on breaking the Beloved Binky habit, handling behavior problems, separation anxiety (my kids never had it but I did), preparing the toddler to suddenly have to share you with the birth of a sibling and more.
My favorite part of the book was how Blythe reminds us to keep the magic alive in our relationship with each other as parents. It is something that can sometimes take a back seat while raising kids but the reminder is much appreciate and she has some simply ideas to help you manage this with things like "good morning hugs" and giving compliments. Easy Peasy, lemon squeezy kinda stuff but as someone who has moved past this stage, things that are equally as important as raising those toddlers.
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