Lieberman shows that the toddler is torn between the strong desire to remain close to the parent and the equally compelling drive to explore new and exciting surroundings. The author discusses how a child can be helped to achieve a balance between these conflicting desires, to feel both confident and outgoing as well as protected and comforted when necessary. Lieberman also provides fascinating new material on how children's different temperaments express themselves during the toddler years and how parents can better match their own temperaments to their child's. Particular attention is given to the shy child and the very active child at this age. In addition, Lieberman gives new Insights on how best to handle common toddler problems, such as sleep disturbances, sibling rivalry, and temper tantrums. She also provides invaluable information on the normal anxieties of this age and how to recognize when anxiety is excessive, needing special attention. Finally, she gives us a fresh, insightful picture of how toddlers typically handle the stress of their parents divorce and outside child care, and provide sensitive practical advice on easing the toddle through these transitions.
The Emotional Life of the Toddler is an in valuable resource for parents, clinicians, re searchers, and child-care workers alike. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I had so many "ah ha" moments while reading this book. I feel like I understood my toddler so much more after reading it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Elizabeth Campbell
Lieberman's book gives a comprehensive, well researched look at the emotional needs of toddlers. The book covers the primary importance of a secure base parent, challenges of... Read morePublished 3 months ago by DWJ
My son is 2 now, and I wish I had read this book before he was born. I am a first time mom and a working mom, so not only am I often tired and impatient, but I had absolutely no... Read morePublished 3 months ago by M. Karazim
This book has helped me understand by 15 month old son who is very active. A friend of mine who has two young sons and a PhD in Psychology recommended it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kristen
This was a great book to read to help understand a little more about why toddlers do some of the things that they do. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Molly C.
I am not an expect in the field, nor have I any experience but this book was comprehensive and informative. HHas boosted my confidence as a mother.Published 7 months ago by Diana
The kindle version has a SHOCKING number of errors-like every couple pages-but the book itself is interesting. Read morePublished 10 months ago by L. Gillespie
This book offers amazing insight into my little toddler's mind. I just wish someone had referred me to it sooner!Published 14 months ago by andorach