- Paperback: 448 pages
- Publisher: Vermilion; Rev Ed edition (16 Nov. 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0091902584
- ISBN-13: 978-0091902582
- Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 3.2 x 23.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (204 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,173 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Dr Green is nothing short of a genius...Toddlerdom is a minefield, but his common sense and unfailing good humour guided my family through unscathed - well, relatively" (Independent)
"I would highly recommend Toddler Taming, which gives a lot of insight into why children behave and react as they do. It certainly saved my sanity" (The Times)
"The eminently readable Dr Christopher Green, whose best-selling Toddler Taming has saved the sanity of countless parents" (Evening Standard)
"His commonsense attitude is credited with saving the sanity of parents around the world" (Express)
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Top Customer Reviews
Okay, 'Toddler Taming' doesn't quite promise to do that, but it does have bucket loads of practical advice on surviving the toddler years.
Dr Green has gleaned information from a wide range of sources. The result is a book which enables you to climb inside the mind of your wilful toddler and discover what makes them tick.
What's more, this book will have you nodding and chuckling from start to finish.
A fantastically entertaining and informative read.
Don't be put off by the title either - Dr Green explicitly states that "taming is not what bringing up a toddler is all about".
Dr Green claims to be the originator of the "controlled crying" technique; some people seem to get very upset about this, whilst missing the point that the whole focus of the technique is on _not_ allowing the child to get unduly upset, whilst discouraging them from waking frequently. It is not the same thing as letting a child cry itself to sleep, which he describes as cruel and ineffective.
This book gives an excellent perspective on the full range of normal toddler behaviour (including a few tables of statistics) - often parents feel they are failures when in fact their toddler is completely normal. Dr Green therefore identifies some "non-problems" and areas where it is the parents' expectations that need to change, not the toddler.
He avoids the smug, glib attitudes common in know-it-all parenting books, and is realistic about problems that are truly very difficult or even insoluble.
Whilst he clearly states "I am firmly anti-smacking. It is a form of discipline that doesn't work", he also has a more pragmatic and less politically-correct approach to the topic than most recent parenting books, i.e.Read more ›
Our son is not quite a fully-fledged toddler yet, but having read this book has given my husband and myself the confidence to understand what is going on in his little head and how to live with it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought as gift for daughter - had a copy years ago and found it invaluable - really happy it was still in print and updated.Published 1 month ago by S H
Fantastic, practical book that I have bought for many friends and family. Well worth the investment.Published 1 month ago by Alison Carrick
If you have subscribed to gentle parenting before you read this book, don't waste money on it! It talks about controlled crying and time outs etc. Plus advice is really basic. Read morePublished 2 months ago by mariakrainova
This book is a godsend. It's helped me understand and relate to my 2 year old in ways I did not before. Read morePublished 2 months ago by paige dubois
Full of excellent hints and tips for 0-4yr olds. This book is a must have for any parent. My daughter is very pleased with the advice Dr. Green gives with managing her 3 yr old.Published 2 months ago by susan taylor