The Mother of All Toddler Books: An All-Canadian Guide to Your Childs Second and Third Years

Paperback | August 20, 2002

byAnn Douglas

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THE MOTHER OF ALL TODDLER BOOKS is the one toddler book no Canadian parent should be without.  Written in the same friendly and non-bossy tone as the previous books in this bestselling series—and based on the best advice of more than 100 Canadian parents—The Mother of All Toddler Books takes you on a guided journey through the toddler years, highlighting they key attractions you and your child can expect to enjoy along the way.  Warm and informative, friendly and reassuring, The Mother of All Toddler Books is the ultimate guide to getting through the toddler years in the Great White North.

The Mother of All Toddlers Books offers

  • the inside scoop on what it's really like to raise a toddler—the good, the bad, and the ugly
  • proving strategies for coping with whining, biting, dawdling, temper tantrums, and other hazards of toddlerhood
  • sensible advice on making toilet-training as stress-free as possible for you and your child
  • creative suggestions for arts and crafts projects and other activities that you and your toddler will enjoy doing together
  • comprehensive, medically-reviewed answers to all your toddler-related health questions (especially the ones that pop into your head the moment your doctor's office closes for the weekend!)
  • a directory of key Canadian parenting and pediatric health organizations
  • a list of Internet resources of interest to Canadian parents
  • Canadian immunization schedules, toddler growth charts, child safety checklists, and much more.

    Ann Douglas is Canada's foremost parenting writer and the author of 21 books.

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THE MOTHER OF ALL TODDLER BOOKS is the one toddler book no Canadian parent should be without.  Written in the same friendly and non-bossy tone as the previous books in this bestselling series—and based on the best advice of more than 100 Canadian parents—The Mother of All Toddler Books takes you on a guided journey through the toddler ...

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THE MOTHER OF ALL TODDLER BOOKS is the one toddler book no Canadian parent should be without.  Written in the same friendly and non-bossy tone as the previous books in this bestselling series—and based on the best advice of more than 100 Canadian parents—The Mother of All Toddler Books takes you on a guided journey through the toddler ...

Ann Douglas is the author of 21 books, including the highly popular The Mother of all Pregnancy Books and The Mother of All Baby Books. She and her books have been featured in Parenting, Working Mother, the Chicago Tribune, and The New York Times, and she has been invited to serve as a guest expert at such high-profile parenting and he...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 1.18 inPublished:August 20, 2002Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9781553350163

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth your time I really enjoyed this book as a follow up to "The Mother of All Baby Books". Ann Douglas gives practical advice to new parents while relying on other parents to give their insight and experiences. I found each part of the book divided into practical sections that were helpful for each stage of development. I also appreciated the Canadian content of the book as well as Canadian references and resources that Douglas recommends at the end of the book. Would highly recommend this to new parents and those who might be struggling with some parenting issues.
Date published: 2009-04-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't buy it. This book couldn't be less informative. I didn't gain one hint of insight into any of the issues that I would have liked this book to help me with. This is a less-than-average guide to the toddler years.
Date published: 2008-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A first-rate Canadian resource I have been eagerly awaiting the publication of this book and was lucky enough to get my hands on a copy yesterday. I immediately sat down and read it from cover to cover. My verdict? It's excellent! I already recommend Ann Douglas' earlier books, The Mother of All Pregnancy Books and The Mother of All Baby Books, to my clients. Now I have an excellent toddler book to recommend as well. Like the earlier books in the Mother of All series, The Mother of All Toddler Books is written with humour and yet is packed with all the need-to-know information: how to deal with everything from temper tantrums to food jags to toilet training. The chapter on behaviour management is packed with all kinds of innovative ideas for dealing with everything from biting to whining to screaming -- reason enough to buy the book. Canadian parents will appreciate the fact that the book is packed with Canadian resources: leads on Canadian parenting and child health web sites, a directory of Canadian healt
Date published: 2002-09-07

Extra Content

Table of Contents

Introduction.

A toddler by any other name.

Made in Canada.

A one-of-a-kind toddler book.

CHAPTER 1: The Truth about Toddlers.

From baby to toddler.

Getting psyched for year two.

The challenges and joys of raising a toddler.

Do toddlers get a bad rap?

CHAPTER 2: The Incredible Growing Toddler.

Milestones revisited: Why it's not a good idea to compare toddlers.

Developmental milestones of the toddler years.

Encouraging your child’s healthy development.

On the move.

Talk, talk, talk.

Boys are from Mars, girls are from Venus.

CHAPTER 3: Fun and Games.

Playing with your toddler.

The play's the thing.

The "mine" field: The perils of sharing.

Ideas unlimited: Activities that you and your toddler can enjoy together.

Inside the toy box: Your best toy buys for the toddler years.

Toddlers and TV.

Surf's up: Introducing your toddler to the computer.

CHAPTER 4: Who’s the Boss?

Your Toddler's declaration of independence.

Discipline: What it is and why your child needs it.

Your parenting style.

Your toddler's personality type.

Mission possible.

The art of co-parenting.

Creative discipline.

The top 10 toddler discipline techniques.

Discipline techniques that don't work particularly well.

Coping with temper tantrums.

Whining, screaming, biting, and other hazards of toddlerhood.

Coming to terms with being a less-than-perfect parent.

CHAPTER 5: The Maintenance Manual.

Making a splash: Bathtime basics.

Toddlers and dental care.

Hair care.

Clothes calls.

It's potty time!

CHAPTER 6: What’s for Dinner?

Why feeding a toddler can be such a challenge.

Equipment 101.

Whining and dining.

Serving toddler-friendly meals and snacks.

Winning at food group roulette.

No more food fights!

Weaning your breastfed baby.

Avoiding choking and food-borne illness.

Allergy alert.

CHAPTER 7: Will the Sandman Ever Come?

Toddlers and sleep.

To nap or not to nap?

Avoiding bedtime battles.

Night waking.

Night terrors, sleepwalking, and sleep apnea.

From crib to bed: When and how to do it.

CHAPTER 8: The Health Department.

What's up, doc?

The facts on immunizations.

How will I know if my child is sick?

More about fever.

Coping with common childhood illnesses and infections.

Caring for a sick toddler.

CHAPTER 9: The Safety Department.

Babyproofing: The sequel.

Safety on the road.

Summer safety.

Winter safety.

The safety generation gap.

First-aid essentials.

CHAPTER 10: All in the Family.

A good enough mom.

Avoiding parent burnout.

Staying connected with your partner.

Dad's the word.

Are you ready to have another baby?

Toddlers and pets.

The working mother's survival guide.

The intergenerational tug of war.

Celebrating milestones and capturing family memories.

Appendix A: Glossary.

Appendix B: Directory of Canadian Organizations.

Appendix C: Web Site Directory.

Appendix D: Toddler Growth Charts.

Appendix E: Recommended Readings.

Index.