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Happiest Toddler On The Block - Harvey Karp

Happiest Toddler On The Block

Paperback Published: 26th August 2008
ISBN: 9780553384420
Number Of Pages: 336

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This streamlined revision of the breakthrough bestseller by renowned child-development expert Dr. Harvey Karp will do even more to help busy parents survive the "terrible twos" and beyond....
In one of the most revolutionary advances in parenting of the past twenty-five years, Dr. Karp revealed that toddlers often act like uncivilized little "cavemen, "with a primitive way of thinking and communicating that is all their own. In this revised edition of his parenting classic, Dr. Karp has made his innovative approach easier to learn--and put into action--than ever before.
Combining his trademark tools of Toddler-ese and the Fast-Food Rule with a highly effective new "green light/yellow light/red light" method for molding toddler behavior, Dr. Karp provides fast solutions for today's busy and stressed parents. As you discover ways to boost your child's good ("green light") behavior, curb his annoying ("yellow light") behavior, and immediately stop his unacceptable ("red light") behavior you will learn how to soothe his stormy outbursts with amazing success--and better yet, prevent these outbursts before they begin And the new thirty-item glossary of Dr. Karp's parenting techniques will save you valuable time when you need to instantly calm an out-of-control child. The result: fewer tantrums, less yelling, and more happy, loving time for you and your child.

Industry Reviews

"Karp offers a unique approach to the tantrums, melt-downs and overriding challenges that often accompany the demanding years from one to four.... Soothing and offers new hope and strategies to those who may have given up on making sense of the toddler years."--Publishers Weekly

"You want help? This is r-e-a-l help! The Happiest Toddler on the Block is one of the smartest parenting books of the past decade. Over and over, parents will find themselves proclaiming, "Thanks, Dr. Karp...Now I get it! "--Kyle Pruett, MD, Professor of Child Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine and author of Fatherneed: Why Fathercare is as Essential as Mother Care for Your Child

"Dr. Karp's approach is terrific...and fun! His book will help parents, grandparents and everyone who cares for toddlers be more effective."--Martin Stein, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, University of California San Diego, Children's Hospital San Diego

"Dr. Karp helps parents turn the "terrible" twos into "terrific" twos. His work will revolutionize the way our culture understands toddlers!"--Roni Cohen Leiderman, PhD, Associate Dean, Mailman Segal Institute for Early Childhood Studies, Nova Southeastern University

"Dr. Karp has done it again! Parents will find reading The Happiest Toddler on the Block a joyous adventure...with pearls of wisdom waiting for them on every page."--Morris Green, MD, Director, Behavioral Pediatrics, Indiana University, Riley Hospital for Children, editor, Pediatric Diagnosis

"Dr. Karp's excellent approach gives parents the tools they need. His simple methods make raising rambunctious toddlers a whole lot easier."--Steven Shelov, MD, Editor in chief of American Academy of Pediatrics' Caring for Your Baby and Young Child

"Dr. Karp's new book is an innovative, unique and thoroughly enjoyable guide to toddler behavior!" --Donald Middleton, MD, Professor of Family Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

"Parents will be delighted by this clever approach to communicating with toddlers. It allows us to see the world from our children's unique point of view."--Janet Serwint, Professor of Pediatrics, Director of the Harriet Lane Children's Clinic, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

"It really works! With great humor and a gentle touch, Dr. Karp shows how to raise happy, well-behaved toddlers. His book is invaluable.--Gabrielle Redford, Senior Editor, AARP The Magazine (and mother of 17-month-old twins)

From the Hardcover edition.

I would recommend this book as a useful guide


I was looking for something to use as a guide to managing issues with my Grandchild and I have found this book to be very useful with numerous ideas and approaches to various problems, This book has me thinking outside the box



Not my favorite advice


Very strange concept to treat your child like a caveman. I guess it must work for some!!!



Happiest Toddler on the Block

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Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: How I Found the Secret to Successful Communication with Toddlersp. xiii
The Happiest Toddler: Toddler/Parent Basics
Toddler Basics: The Gentle Art of Civilizing a Toddlerp. 5
Parenting Basics: The Lowdown on Bringing Up a Toddlerp. 23
Connect with Respect: Toddler Communication Basics
The "Fast-Food Rule": The Golden Rule of Communicationp. 41
"Toddler-ese": A Talking Style That Really Works!p. 67
Behavior Basics: Raise a Great Child the Green-Yellow-Red-Light Way
Green-Light Behaviors: How to Encourage Good Behaviorp. 95
Yellow-Light Behaviors: How to Curb Annoying Behaviorp. 147
Red-Light Behaviors: How to Put the Brakes on Bad Behaviorp. 185
How Do I Handle This One?
Taming Tantrums ... Like Magic!p. 211
Real Answers to Common Problemsp. 231
Epilogue: Civilization Ho! Your Happy, Confident Four-Year-Oldp. 275
The Ten Basics for Raising a Happy Toddlerp. 279
Dr. Karp's Key Terms and All-Star Tricks!p. 285
Indexp. 293
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ISBN: 9780553384420
ISBN-10: 0553384422
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 26th August 2008
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised