Book Reviews of The Happiest Toddler on the Block : The New Way to Stop the Daily Battle of Wills and Raise a Secure and Well-Behaved One- to Four-Year-Old

The Happiest Toddler on the Block : The New Way to Stop the Daily Battle of Wills and Raise a Secure and Well-Behaved One- to Four-Year-Old
The Happiest Toddler on the Block The New Way to Stop the Daily Battle of Wills and Raise a Secure and Well-Behaved One- to Four-Year-Old
Author: Paula Spencer, Harvey Karp
ISBN-13: 9780553802566
ISBN-10: 0553802569
Publication Date: 3/2/2004
Pages: 336
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 43 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 1
I just love Dr. Karp. This is a great book.
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Helpful Score: 1
After really enjoying Happiest Baby on the Block, I was disappointed with this book. Some of the toddler-ese *might* be helpful (I'm skeptical and don't see it working for the toddlers I know). Too much of the book focused on the same old parenting advice in many other books that centers around manipulation and control.
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popular child-rearing book - not sure of the "toddler-ese" language author talks about, but the other theories, about monsters, potty training, etc are very helpful
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So many of my friends had suggested this book about controlling toddler tantrams. It works!!!
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Loved this book!
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Awesome book- worked with my 1st. My 2nd is already laid back so don't need it anymore!
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Great tips to diffuse difficult situations and calm cranky kids.
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I really liked this book. I felt like the baby one was really just common sense to me but this one made me think a bit more. It was an easy read (read most of it in just a couple hours) and I am going to take a bunch of ideas to help take care of my toddler.
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I felt that this book offered some helpful advice and insight into how my child is experiencing life and dealing with it and the role I should play as a parent or ambassador. The part I found challenging was about speaking Toddlerese. I would find it strange to growl at my child when I didn't want her to do something...especially in public. I don't believe I will be following this piece of advice, but will use some of his other communication techniques.
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I really loved reading this book. It gave me some very good insight on why my toddler is acting the way she does and what I could do to help her through this time in her life.
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Some of it is good but other parts seem far fetched or manipulative.
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This book honestly helped me understand, as a first time mother, how to communicate more effectively with our daughter. We have less tears, shorter tantrums and all in all, both she and I are happier that before I read this book and changed my behavior. Dr. Karp explains the techniques well and makes it easy to implement changes in your own behavior to help you and your child. All in all, one of the best baby/kids/pregnancy books I bought, and I have a bunch!
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Fantastic book for parents
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Much of this book does not apply to my toddler. I have read it twice and I'm hoping someone else finds it useful. I did not.
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This author kept comparing my kids to apes and make it 100% apparent that she belives we all came from apes and that the only thing she referances i couldn't get pack the first chapter. note to all authors don't compare my kids to animals over and over!