- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Piatkus (3 Oct. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0349401055
- ISBN-13: 978-0349401058
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.2 x 23.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,796 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
ToddlerCalm: A guide for calmer toddlers and happier parents Paperback – 3 Oct 2013
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I welcome this book as a sensitive antidote to the alternatives. It is not advocating permissive or authoritarian care, it is a paean to the glorious fun and joy which can result from understanding your toddler, seeing it from their point of view, and then gently nudging them towards maturity (Oliver James)
Everything you say in the book really resonates with the way we hope we will parent (Dame Sarah Storey)
I like the fact that ToddlerCalm is written in a non-judgemental way. It offers support and guidance to parents and I find myself dipping in and out of it for advice and reassurance. I can really relate to the personal stories and love the quotes throughout.
The section on Avoiding Difficult Situations got me thinking about all of the times I dreaded 'circle time' at the various parent/toddler groups I went to. If I had read this book first I wouldn't have felt the need to persevere and my toddler and I would have happily pottered at home instead of feeling we always had to be so busy!
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The book's main point is to try to see the world through your toddler's eyes. They have so little control and are still struggling to grasp concepts like time. By listening and thinking about how they may be feeling, you can avoid full blown tantrums (although it explains how these are developmentally normal).
The book offers scientific background to support its theories which it needs as this goes against the grain of modern parenting. It is not patronising and is very clear that it is not recommending permissive parenting where your child can do as they please, but equally encourages the reader to let go of their need to control.
I'd recommend this to any parent struggling with their little one. For those who've followed things like 'baby led-weaning' this supports that and helps you to think about your attitude to food if your toddler becomes a fussy eater.
A supportive and eye-opening book. I'm enjoying applying the theories with my strong willed little girl who thrives on choice and being treated with respect. A must-read!
Too many of the popular parenting authors promise miracles but in order to achieve them they require you to communicate to your child that they are "bad" if they don't comply with your behavioural standards, that your love for them is conditional, that it is only worth working hard if you get a reward at the end of it, that their parents aren't reliable as a source of comfort & security, that emotions are "bad" & should be suppressed, and that being "good" is about avoiding getting into trouble rather than doing what is morally right. Think about what kind of adult results from a child who develops those beliefs about themselves and the world.Read more ›
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Very easy to read and very informative. A good book to have on hand for all parents who follow an attachment parenting/gentle parenting style. Scientific based but easy to read.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book offers an emphatic guide to parenting toddlers, and an detailed understanding of what is 'normal' toddler behaviour. Read morePublished 2 months ago by MertleL
Very interesting condensed easy to access info on the neurology of babies AND practical application of techniques to cope with the tough times. Recommended.Published 4 months ago by Lady C
What a fantastic book! My wife and I have read a lot of baby and toddler books, probably too many, but this is the one that we've both learnt the most from. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Tony
Only a couple of chapters in, but it has been so helpful so far. Highly recommend!Published 11 months ago by Amy w.
An easy to read, sensible book on parenting toddlers. Reminding us that we often expect too much of our little people and they are experiencing so many emotions. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Kindle Customer
Only started reading but from what I've read and more importantly how I feel and act towards my toddler , it is proving to be a very good buy, highly recommendedPublished 13 months ago by Zombie Chicken