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New Toddler Taming: The world's bestselling parenting guide fully revised and updated [Paperback]

Dr Christopher Green
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16 Nov 2006

Many parents wonder how the sweet, chubby baby which gurgles happily at them for the first twelve months changes so suddenly into a bellowing, tantrum prone, heel drumming, carpet biting toddler. What's gone wrong? Whose fault is it? What can be done about it?

Dr Christopher Green's classic bestselling parenting guide has been revised and updated to answer these questions and others like them in a way that parents of the twenty-first century will instantly grasp. Dr Christopher Green quickly calms fear of 'abnormal' bad behaviour, points out the inevitable strains of bringing up children and offers invaluable practical advice on all fronts from sleep problems and tantrums to potty training. This new edition also includes updated information on childhood eating habits, sibling rivalry and discipline.

Light-hearted and authoritative, New Toddler Taming is a must for family sanity!

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  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Vermilion; Revised edition edition (16 Nov 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091902584
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091902582
  • Product Dimensions: 15.7 x 22.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (151 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,030 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)

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The new edition of the UK's bestselling guide for all parents of toddlers

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60 of 62 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
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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111 of 117 people found the following review helpful
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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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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Book 6 Aug 2011
By Nadia
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Here is a summery of this book as I see it.
1. Toddlers are attention addicts and if you don't pay attention to them voluntarily they will find ways to hijack your attention anyway (very true).
2. Ignore bad behaviour, reward good (sounds very simple and obvious, but less obvious when all of a sudden your sweet baby turns into someone who throws objects at you at the gentlest attempt to scold him)
3. Enjoy your toddler (I am glad I had this book to remind me to enjoy "the magic of this age" while running between the screaming baby and the screaming toddler).
There are bits in this book I disagree with but unlike some other parenting gurus Dr Green says it himself: "We don't need to bring our children up exactly by the book".
I can honestly say this book made a difference to my life
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46 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Saved my sanity !!! 4 Jan 2002
By A Customer
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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45 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars calling all stressed parents! 20 Jun 2001
By A Customer
If, like me you've been trawling through the bookshops desperate to find a book that show you how to transform your obnoxious ankle biters into little angels stop right here!
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.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful! 15 Jan 2007
Dr Green's book is packed with fabulous, down to earth advice. Toddlers can drive their parents crazy, but this book helps you negotiate your way through the "Terrible Twos" and beyond. It's easy to read and understand and the advice REALLY works! If I were ever to meet Dr Green I would give him a big kiss as he helped me to enjoy my children and watch them develop into well behaved, happy children.

In my opinion, this is the best toddler book ever written!
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
You know how people say "shame children don't come with an instruction manual..." well this is the next best thing.
I don't often read a factual book from cover to cover but I have this one. It was an enjoyable read and so true to life covering situations that, as the mother of a 2 year old, I am encountering on a daily basis.
If you are a stressed out parent, buy this book. I promise it will make your life just that wee bit easier
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life Saver! 10 July 2007
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
Great information ! Love that it is very comprehensive and it covers all aspects regarding toddlers! It has already been immensely helpful!
Published 1 day ago by shahpar,shahpar
4.0 out of 5 stars Down to earth common sense parenting
This is a great reference book for parents and the author doesn't take himself too seriously like many! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Andrea Browne
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have for first time parent's
This book is a must have for any first time parent. The advice even though some of it common sense is so well explained and best of all it actually works!!!! Great book.
Published 1 month ago by Heidi Christina Carey-Jones
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Bought as a well meaning piece of advice for someone. Doubt that the book was ever opened let alone read. Probably put straight in the bin when I left. Shame though. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Satisfied customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful humor!!!
Wonderfully light and funny approach. Couldn't stop laughing every few lines. Takes into consideration real families in real homes, unlike the ideal families other parent... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Chrisa
4.0 out of 5 stars Book
Easy to read book with lots of advice and a refreshing approach I thought. Can dip in and out of it.
Published 3 months ago by Mrs Joanne Arnold
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This is an excellent book, well written, witty and above all Dr. Green gives great advice to parents. I would highly recommend this book.
Published 3 months ago by ireland
2.0 out of 5 stars Toddler training book
I found this book to basic, written for a low reading level and it could have informed me of the information I required in each section within a sentence instead of waffling on for... Read more
Published 3 months ago by HBK
2.0 out of 5 stars Mixed feelings
This book made me laugh in places and started off well, but deteriorated as I read further on. The sketches are great and there are certainly some humorous points which all parents... Read more
Published 4 months ago by IHATESPANGLISH
4.0 out of 5 stars A Great Read
To the point, clear and with a sense of humour. Quick to read yet practical. Every parent of a toddler should read at least once!
Published 4 months ago by Mstef
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