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.
Very informative. Should've bought this when my daughter was younger!Published 7 days ago by jennifer c
One of the best books I have read about infants and toddlers. I am a pediTric nurse and bought copies for my nieces who have young children.Published 2 months ago by Sharon Snyder
This book was very interesting and extremely helpful in a course regarding family and child development.Published 3 months ago by reviewer
This book is very insightful and goes beyond what other parenting books offer. It's an intelligent view with examples of what our little whirlwinds are going through and us... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kspam
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 9 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 10 months ago by DWJ