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Surviving the Toddler Years

Check out this list of parenting books to help you navigate through your child's toddler years.

Sensory play for toddlers and preschoolers : easy projects to develop fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and early measurement concepts by Casey Patch

"Sensory Play for Toddlers and Preschoolers is a practical, hands-on guide for parents and educators who want to inject more play into their children's day! Since this collection features simple sensory play ideas with items you already have in your home, playtime has never been easier."--Back cover

Joyful toddlers & preschoolers : create a life that you and your child both love by Faith Collins

The Parenting Toddlers Workbook : Manage Your Child's Moods, Potential, and Well-being by Katie Penry

Emergent curriculum with toddlers : learning through play by Melissa Pinkham

Toddlers moving and learning by Rae Pica

"Movement activities can help toddlers channel their energy in creative and beneficial ways as they learn healthy habits. This physical education curriculum includes a variety of lesson plans and activities that support toddlers' movement in developmentally appropriate ways"--

The little frog awakes : mindfulness exercises for toddlers (and their parents) by Eline Snel

"Parents of toddlers can find themselves overwhelmed and struggling with self-doubt when their child is willful, or is having trouble navigating difficult emotions and circumstances. Mindfulness can help! In The Little Frog Awakes, Eline Snel offers parents of children -ages 18 months--4 years--advice and tools for responding mindfully and effectively in the moment. These skills help us regain trust in ourselves and in the integral wholeness of our kids. And when we make mindfulness practice a part of daily life, it gives our children a powerful message on how to recognize, name, and deal with emotions and situations. This practical guide will help you to connect with and respond mindfully to your own feelings as they arise; cultivate compassion for yourself as a parent; show you how to encourage serenity, self-confidence, and emotional regulation in your children; strengthen the bond with your kids and help all of you manage stress; be more fully present with your children, and more able to give them your undivided attention; embrace imperfection and focus on the things that really matter; and more The book and the accompanying audio include activities, practices, and stories for both you and for your toddler that cultivate mindful moments and action, and self-compassion"--

Little walks, big adventures : 50+ ideas for exploring with toddlers / by Erin Buhr, M.Ed by Erin Buhr

Little Walks, Big Adventures helps you teach your toddler about his/her surroundings through fun and adventurous local explorations, outdoor games and activities that promote and enhance learning.--Amazon.com

The tantrum survival guide : tune in to your toddler's mind (and your own) to calm the craziness and make family fun again by Rebecca Schrag Hershberg

"If you are the parent of a toddler or preschooler, chances are you know a thing or two about tantrums. While those epic meltdowns can certainly be part of 'normal' toddler behavior, they are still maddening, stressful, and exhausting--for everyone involved. What can you do to keep your cool and help your child calm down? Rebecca Schrag Hershberg, child psychologist and mother of two, has a unique understanding of both the science behind tantrums and what works in the heat of the moment to nip blowups in the bud. With her customizable plan, you'll learn: Why your toddler's developing brain is hardwired for 'big emotions' -- What you may be doing (unintentionally) to encourage outbursts -- Ways to use structure and routines to help your child feel secure -- How to reduce tantrums at tough times of day, from wake-up to bedtime -- Strategies for managing tantrums under difficult circumstances, from travel to moving to divorce -- Ways to deepen your parent-child connection--starting right now." -- Back cover

Day to day the relationship way : creating responsive programs for infants and toddlers by Donna Sasse Wittmer

Focus on the wonder of learning with infants, toddlers, and twos. Use sensitive and responsive interactions and curriculum planning that support their development as effective communicators, problem solvers, and creative thinkers

Calmer, easier, happier screen time : for parents of toddlers to teens: a guide to getting back in charge of technology by Noël Janis-Norton

Do you constantly find yourself battling to stop your kids spending hours in front of a screen? Whether it's a tv, an ipad, a pc or a playstation children are spending more and more time absorbed in the digital world and for most parents it's a cause for concern.The most frequent question parenting expert Noel Janis Norton is asked by desperate parents is how to limit and manage screen time. Parents know their children became aggressive and stressed after prolonged time on an electronic device, and they know that it limits their child's willingness to do other activities, yet they are at a loss of what to do about it.In Calmer Easier Happier Screen Time, Noel adapts her proven parenting strategies to this most complex of areas. Using the latest scientific research to show just how addictive the digital world can be for the developing brain of a child, she using the calmer, easier, happier techniques to help parents wean their children away from their electronic devices and get back in charge

Confident parents, confident kids : raising emotional intelligence in ourselves and our kids-from toddlers to teenagers by Jennifer S Miller

"Confident Parents, Confident Kids lays out an approach for helping parents-and the kids they love-hone their emotional intelligence so that they can make wise choices, connect and communicate well with others (even when patience is thin), and become socially competent and confident human beings. How do we raise a happy, confident kid? And how can we be confident that our parenting is preparing our child for success? Our confidence develops from understanding and having a mastery over our emotions-and helping our children do the same. Like learning to play a musical instrument, we can fine-tune our ability to skillfully react to those crazy, wonderful, big feelings that naturally arise from our child's constant growth and changes, moving from chaos to harmony. We want our children to trust that they can conquer any challenge with hard work and persistence; that they can love boundlessly; that they will find their unique sense of purpose; and they will act wisely in a complex world. This book shows you how. With author and educator Jennifer Miller as your supportive guide, you'll learn: the lies we've been told about emotions, how they shape our choices, and how we can reshape our parenting decisions in better alignment with our deepest values. how to identify the temperaments your child was born with so you can support those tendencies rather than fight them. how to align your biggest hopes and dreams for your kids with specific skills that can be practiced, along with new research to support those powerful connections. about each age and stage your child goes through and the range of learning opportunities available. how to identify and manage those big emotions (that only the parenting process can bring out in us!) and how to model emotional intelligence for your children. how to deal with the emotions and influences of your choir-the many outside individuals and communities who directly impact your child's life, including school, the digital world, extended family, neighbors, and friends. Raising confident, centered, happy kids-while feeling the same way about yourself-is possible with Confident Parents, Confident Kids"--

Responsive feeding : the baby-first guide to stress-free weaning, healthy eating, and mealtime bonding by Melanie Potock

"The authoritative guide to feeding babies and toddlers "responsively"-the no-fuss method that follows your child's cues and sets the stage for healthy eating"--

The gentle sleep book : a guide for calm babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers by Sarah Ockwell-Smith

"A large percentage of parents find their young child's sleep - or lack of - challenging. This new book from Sarah Ockwell-Smith, founder of BabyCalm, will be an indispensable guide for parents, whatever challenges they are facing with their child's sleep - from the day they bring their newborn home until their child is settled into school. Examining everything from frequent night waking in babyhood, through bedwetting in toddlerhood, to nightmares and refusal to go to bed in pre-schoolers, this book provides extensive scientific and anecdotal information, plus plenty of gentle suggestions, to help everyone get a good night's sleep. This is a gentle, evidence-based approach that doesn't involve leaving a baby to cry or shutting a sobbing child in their bedroom." -- Provided by the publisher

We're potty training! : the first-time dad's potty-training survival guide by Adrian Kulp

Curious what some common potty-training hacks are? Four-time dad and best-selling author Adrian Kulp has answers to all of your biggest questions-and a toolbox full of helpful tricks gained from first-hand experience

Sleepy little yoga : a toddler's sleepy book of yoga by Rebecca Whitford

Let's get this potty started by Rose Rossner

Illustrations and rhyming word play encourage toddlers to use the potty.

Potty training in 5 easy steps : a simple guide for parents by Allison Jandu

Customize this practical step-by-step program to fit the time you have available-so your little one can transition confidently to a diaper-free life. You'll learn a variety of techniques designed to be effective no matter your child's age or personality. This definitive guide will help put your child on the potty, while taking off all the pressure

What to do when you're having two : the twins survival guide from pregnancy through the first year by Natalie Diaz

"The creator of Twiniversity delivers the ultimate survival guide for parents of twins The rate of twin births has risen 79 percent over the last three decades, and continues to increase. A mom of fraternal twins and a national guru on having two, Natalie Diaz launched Twiniversity, a supportive website with advice from the twin-trenches. What to Do When You're Having Two is the definitive how-to guide to parenting twins, covering how to make a Birth Plan checklist, sticking to one sleep schedule, managing double-duty breastfeeding, stocking up on all the necessary gear, building one-on-one relationships with each child, and more. Accessible and informative, What to Do When You're Having Two is the must-have manual for all parents of twins"--
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