Reviews for Taming the Terrible Twos
Recommend to others: Yes
This Book is a great book for any parent or parent to be. Not only is it about the terrible two’s it also helps with the years leading up with that because all babies are not the same. I LOVE it with my now 9 month old baby. I absolutely love the fact it has the stage developments in this book. I would definitely recommend this book to everyone esp. all my teen mom friends!
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Review Posted by Gail 02MAY13
Recommend to others: Yes
This book swiftly delivers just what the title professes; a survival guide for parents transitioning from the care of their infant through the terrible twos. The book is directed toward caregivers, but truly has the children at heart. At every turn of the discussions within the book, a groundwork for working with your toddler and his/her uniqueness is laid out to smooth out this time which parents often see as the greatest time of upheaval in their young child’s life.
I was introduced to common milestones for the two-year-old and reminded how flexible these milestones really are. The inclusion of the milestones told me what I can and can’t expect at different ages, and how quickly toddlers change from week to week. It also taught me to relax. This time is not a contest or a time for comparisons. Finding the joy and discovery in your day with your toddler is the primary focus.
In a chapter about communication, I was introduced into the world of a toddler and how he or she perceives their world. This is critical for understanding the many ways in which you can communicate with your toddler before they can speak in sentences. I was truly amazed and helped by this.
One of the cornerstones of this book’s happy philosophy toward parenting a toddler is its focus on choices. By reading and referring back to this book, many of the struggles between parent and toddler can be averted and alternatives for smooth outcomes become available.
Author Red Dwyer covers these topics and more as a veteran, backed up with copious research and explicit examples. Discipline and defiance are also covered with a thoughtful discussion about the various opinions on these hot button topics.
If you are looking for a parenting book to help both you and your toddler through this unique time of discovery and change, this is it. You will refer to it often, and keep the book for later reference when your child is older and presenting you with similar challenges as he or she grows into and beyond adulthood.
This book is for anyone who comes into contact with toddlers; be they grandparents, family members, sitters, or parents. I recommend it highly and found it surpassed every expectation I had when I bought this book.