18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Good, common sense and entertaining,
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This review is from: New Toddler Taming: A Parents' Guide to the First Four Years (Paperback)
This is a great book for any new toddler-owner. Dr Green attempts to explain much of their puzzling behaviour and does so with great authority and humour. The book is full of ideas, although many more 'PC' parents will struggle with some of his suggestions (the rope-door trick?!).
The author really has seen it all, with children of his own and many many stories about the little patients he has treated over the years. He draws upon this wealth of experience and presents his theories in a very readable and accessible way. As a parent you do not feel preached at or talked down to. He works from the basic premise that you want the best for your toddler, and put that ideal in a real-life context.
All in all, a great read (and we love the little cartoons at the start of each chapter). Its not a book to read from cover to cover straight off but is great to dip into as and when you need some help - or just a different approach.
It scores 4 not 5 from me, as a lot of it seems very obvious, but I still rate this highly and recommend it to all those wondering what happened to their precious, angelic little baby!!