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The Happiest Toddler On The Block: How To Eliminate Tantrums And Raise A Patient, Respectful, And…

by Harvey Karp

Random House Publishing Group | August 26, 2008 | Trade Paperback

The Happiest Toddler On The Block: How To Eliminate Tantrums And Raise A Patient, Respectful, And Cooperative One- To Four-year-old: R is rated 3 out of 5 by 2.
Perfect for expecting parents who want to prepare themselves for the challenging toddler years (which starts around eight months of age), this essential guide, a national bestseller by respected pediatrician and child development expert Dr. Harvey Karp, not only helps reduce tantrums but makes happy kids even happier by boosting patience, cooperation, and self-confidence.

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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 8.19 × 5.49 × 0.89 in

Published: August 26, 2008

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0553384422

ISBN - 13: 9780553384420

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from ABSOLUTELY GREAT! I am a young new mother of a son who just turned 12 months a few weeks ago. My son doesn't throw tantrum yet, but he does scream on the top of his lung when he is unhappy. I read the reviews and bought the book even though most people said it was a waste of money. In my case, it was an investment! The Fast Food Rule is a powerful communicating tool. I tried it on my husband, mother in law and sister and law. They had no idea I was practising my communication tool. They thought : wow you are such a great listener!!! :D Toddler-ese: People that says it is stupid haven't really tried it. Yes you look stupid when you toddler-ese. The first time I tried on my son, my husband stopped in the middle of his choir and asked me if I was okay. I totally look like a moron! But you know what? IT FRIGGING WORK!!!!! I totally recommend this book. Especially to all new mothers who wants to understand their child, cut the frustration and look like super-moms with a well behave HAPPY child!!!! :D :D :D
Date published: 2012-07-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not Always Great Advice I bought this book preparing for my son's toddler years. In a period where I do not have much time, I found reading this book not a good use of it. A lot of the advice was just the author's opinion, rather than being based on any scientific evidence. Some of the advice was very helpful, such as how to handle tantrums compassionately. There was other advice which I didn't agree with. For example, the author recommends using cookies to help a baby who does not like to get changed. I don't agree. You do not need to bribe your kids to be good. I also found the book quite repetitive, as though the author was trying to stretch a magazine-length article to a book. I would not recommend this book to new parents. Time is limited - spend it with your baby instead of reading this book!
Date published: 2012-04-01

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The Happiest Toddler On The Block: How To Eliminate Tantrums And Raise A Patient, Respectful, And…

by Harvey Karp

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 8.19 × 5.49 × 0.89 in

Published: August 26, 2008

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0553384422

ISBN - 13: 9780553384420

About the Book

From the renowned pediatrician who taught parents how to calm their crying babies in "The Happiest Baby on the Block" comes a breakthrough book that explains a new way to raise a secure and well-behaved 1- to 4-year-old and prevent a toddler's tantrums.

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Chapter One "Help! There''s a Neanderthal in My Kitchen!" "A first step is like watching the history of human civilization from small fishy things to Neanderthals unravel in one instant before your eyes." -Anna Quindlen and Nick Kelsh, Naked BabiesMain Points: All parents find toddlerhood challenging. Parenting tips that work with older children often fail miserably with toddlers. As your toddler grows, you are watching five million years of humanity unfold before your very eyes. Toddlers pass through four stages of development that echo the evolution of our ancient ancestors. Prehistoric Parenting: How to become the perfect ambassador to your little Stone Ager. In the Beginning . . . Tara, 14 months old, is proud of her newfound ability to walk. She tries to practice it every chance she gets. But right now she''s confined to an exam room with me and her mom, Simone. Tara toddles over to the door. "Unghh!" She grunts reaching for the door-knob. "Unghh! Unghh!" She pushes against the closed door. Now she turns a pleading eye to me and starts slapping the door. She wants out! Simone responds, "No, sweetheart. I know you want to leave, but we have to stay here a little longer. Let''s look at this pretty book." Tara''s mom has lovingly acknowledged her daughter''s feelings (a common parenting tip) and tried a favorite distraction (another good idea). This time, however, her efforts are rewarded with a crumpled red face, an open mo
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From the Publisher

Perfect for expecting parents who want to prepare themselves for the challenging toddler years (which starts around eight months of age), this essential guide, a national bestseller by respected pediatrician and child development expert Dr. Harvey Karp, not only helps reduce tantrums but makes happy kids even happier by boosting patience, cooperation, and self-confidence.

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.

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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.

About the Author

Harvey Karp, MD., is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the UCLA School of Medicine, with a private practice in Santa Monica. Author of The Happiest Baby on the Block, Dr. Karp is a nationally renowned expert in child development, children’s health and the environment, and breast-feeding. He lives with his wife and daughter in California.

For further information and for information about the award-winning The Happiest Baby DVD/video and The Happiest Toddler DVD/video, please visit www.thehappiestbaby.com.

Editorial Reviews

"Karp offers a unique approach to the tantrums, melt-downs and overriding challenges that often accompany the demanding years from one to four.... Soothing and offers new hope and strategies to those who may have given up on making sense of the toddler years."— Publishers Weekly “You want help? This is r-e-a-l help! The Happiest Toddler on the Block is one of the smartest parenting books of the past decade. Over and over, parents will find themselves proclaiming, "Thanks, Dr. Karp… Now I get it! “—Kyle Pruett, MD, Professor of Child Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine and author of Fatherneed: Why Fathercare is as Essential as Mother Care for Your Child "Dr. Karp''s approach is terrific...and fun! His book will help parents, grandparents and everyone who cares for toddlers be more effective."—Martin Stein, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, University of California San Diego, Children''s Hospital San Diego "Dr. Karp helps parents turn the "terrible" twos into "terrific" twos. His work will revolutionize the way our culture understands toddlers!"—Roni Cohen Leiderman, PhD, Associate Dean, Mailman Segal Institute for Early Childhood Studies, Nova Southeastern University “Dr. Karp has done it again! Parents will find reading The Happiest Toddler on the Block a joyous adventure…with pearls of wisdom waiting for them on every page.”—Morris Green, MD, Direct
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