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  • Paperback: 350 pages
  • Publisher: Vermilion, London; Revised and Expanded Edition edition (14 Jun 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091875285
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091875282
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 2.3 x 22.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (168 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 277,310 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr Christopher Green is one of Britain's best-known parenting authors. For more than 25 years he has helped parents with his advice on babies, toddlers and young children. His humorous, common sense approach has preserved the sanity of many mums and dads. A paediatrician and honorary consultant to the Children's Hospital, Sydney, Dr Green's legendary sleep technique is now used worldwide. His bestselling books include New Toddler Taming and Beyond Toddlerdom.

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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) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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The new edition of the UK's bestselling guide for all parents of toddlers --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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62 of 64 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 1 April 2003
Format: Paperback
I appreaciate the upbeat tone of this book. I admit that I get confused and overwhelmed sometimes with all the psycho-babble out there. After all, no one author has all the answers that work on every child all of the time. I found comfort in this easy read book knowing for sure that I am not the only parent that faces daily challeges from the kids that can simply drive me crazy. "Toddler Taming has helped me feel less guilty and more competent raising my 3 young children, all under the age of 6. I have learned that there are indeed alternatives to the automatic parenting reactions of yelling, nagging, bribing, threatening and criticizing (that really aren't working anyway)...but they often require a deep breath, thought and a good bit of practice.
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114 of 121 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 Mar 2002
Format: Paperback
As a first-time mum whose 18 month old has just started pushing other children over for no particular reason, flinging hard objects across the room and bashing his head on the floor when he can't have something he wants I found it deeply re-assuring to hear that such behaviour is normal! Dr Green stresses that toddlers do not behave like adults and once we accept this we save ourselves an awful lot of needless stress, worrying and argument. As well as reassurance he offers very practical advice on how to deal with tantrums, sleep problems, feeding, potty training etc. His style is easy and humourous and a big plus is that he never dictates just gets alongside you and suggests. A must-buy for every parent whose angelic baby has become a rampaging toddler!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 25 Jun 2004
Format: Paperback
There is so much commonsense in here. If I wasn't so exhausted I probably could have thought it out for myself, but i was tired, anxious and feeling like a failing mother.
This book goes a little into the psychology of a toddler, looks at studies that have taken place with toddlers, aswell as giving ideas on what to do in tantrum situations, and with nasty habits that our toddlers can pick up.
As with any book, it is up to the reader to decide what you want to use and what you don't. And as with any book on childcare there are bound to be parts you don't agree with, and i think some people will read more into sections than is appropriate, but that is always going to be danger with the written word when you cannot physically ask the author.
If you're a parent who's happy to let your child go through the various nasty habits toddlers have without doing anything, even gaining an awareness of the why's and wherefor's, this book is not for you. But if you are a concerned parent, who would like to raise a happy child that people enjoy spending time with, in a happy home, then this book is atleast worth a read
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Catia Matos on 10 July 2007
Format: Paperback
Our little bundle of joy was crying, screaming and kicking all day long. We thought he just wasn't normal, that we had done something wrong and bought this book to see if it could help. IT DID! It teaches you to put yourself in tiny toddler shoes and see life through their eyes. After understanding their mind your life will get a lot easier than it was. This book is a must have!
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57 of 63 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 Mar 2003
Format: Paperback
My 20 month-old daughter has become an expert tantrum thrower - usually in the middle of the supermarket! I felt like I must be a bad parent or she wouldn't behave like this. Dr Green's book makes easy reading. Normally with parenting books, I just flip to the relevant section and ignore the rest, but I've read this one from cover to cover. His advice is sensible and practical, and above all makes you feel like you're not alone, and that your child is just being a typical toddler. His style is humorous and down-to-earth. I'm determined to try out the Time Out option. Above all, he reminds us not to beat ourselves up for getting worn out!
Well worth a read!
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By maria1971 on 14 Feb 2005
Format: Paperback
The fact that Dr. Green is both a pediatrician and a father makes him highly qualified to offer hands-on expertise on raising children.
This book simply highlights common mistakes and introduces some new ideas (many of which come from the parents of his little patients) - nothing ground-breaking or revolutionary here, just some solid, sensible advice condensed down into a single book.
I can't say I agree with Dr. Green on everything (e.g. although he doesn't advocate spanking, he seems to consider it almost inevitable) but this book is much more sensible and realistic than most others of its kind.
Easy to read, doesn't judge or preach, isn't absolute, and tackles a lot of issues (not just behavioural). All in all, a good investment.
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48 of 53 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 4 Jan 2002
Format: Paperback
This book is an enormous help when you are faced with a beligerant toddler. It gives practical, sensible suggestions and helps you to realise that your child is:
a) normal
b) going to pss through this difficult patch and
c)is not the devil reincarnated !!
It gives practical advice and even answers your 'that won't work because....' fears. It rescued us from a particularly difficult time with our second child and resumed a reasonable level of harmony to our household.
Well worth the money.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Radar Rosie on 4 Sep 2009
Format: Paperback
My son is now 24 - I bought this book way back in 1985, I can say it was a revelation and is the only book I believe parents need. It is funny and engaging, I smile as I write this review as I remember the opening lines of the book and I find myself recommending this book to the new parents I encounter. Christopher Green has produced a manual that will be referred to by parents based upon his common experiences and not from a high brow position of a child pyschologist. I'd goes as far as to say it perhaps could be applied to the antics of today's average teeanger! I have not doubt this book will endure and you will find yourself remembering snippets as your own children end up parents seeking advise when they in turn are exasterated by their little darlings!!
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