Oh how I wish I The Ultimate Toddler Manuel was around when my children were toddlers (they are young adults now!) because I can remember searching for info re effective re-assuring ways to raise my daughters yet always got bogged down and frustrated because the info was always in different books. The Ultimate Toddler is what all parents/relatives/carers need to read. period. Everything you need to know all in one place.
I like the way the author weaves in basic psychological theories to back up her work without overloading you with stats and judgmental opinions. I also appreciate the variety of practical examples, the author uses to demonstrates the various topics which makes it easier for you to relate to the teachings - e.g. potty training, sleep routine, dealing with tantrums in the check out queue. The chapter Caring for the Caregiver is essential reading and full of tips to look after yourself and ways to actively rest and chill/exercise with your child.