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Outwitting Toddlers Paperback – February 1, 2001

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Prolific authors Adler (365 Things to Do with Your Kids Before They're Too Old to Enjoy Them) and Robin (The Safe Nanny Handbook) offer a fresh outlook on the toddler years and approach their subject with practical yet humorous determination, incorporating advice from parents across the country and other, often contradictory, advice by various parenting experts. At the heart of Adler and Robin's approach is their belief that all toddlers are not alike. So the authors offer flexible strategies for overcoming a host of dilemmas, depending first and foremost on the child's individual personality. For instance, methods for giving up a pacifier range from going "cold turkey" to implementing "slow, incremental steps." While they claim their methods work without bribes, Adler and Robin are perfectly content to recommend using rewards, as long as parents reward only positive behavior and not the cessation of negative behavior. Little white lies are also condoned as well as the phrase, "Because I said so." In short, while the authors are clear about the methods they advocate versus those they don't, because they emphasize flexibility, they largely tackle toddlerhood from a "whatever works" perspective. This is a playful yet sensible guide that covers every significant phase of toddlerhood, from potty-training to preschool. Parents who feel like the helpless hostages of a dawdling two-year-old will find plenty of fresh--as well as time-proven--ideas.

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington (March 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1575666464
  • ISBN-13: 978-1575666464
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,673,252 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Gaddy on January 17, 2007
Format: Paperback
The tone of this book is lighthearted, but the authors offer solid "been there, done that" advice. It does not advocate a one size fits all philosophy, pointing out that children respond differently based on personality, mood, and maturity. Rather, it offers multiple techniques to surprise or entice your child into doing things YOUR way.

The book is practical - for example, in answer to the question, "Is there any way to get a toddler to eat more neatly?" they respond "Not really," but offer several ways to minimize the cleanup effort for yourself. The authors seem to stress that toddlers aren't miniature adults or even tiny teenagers. Their brains, while learning at an amazing speed, have their own way of processing and communicating and you really have to think on their level if you're going to keep the peace in your house. You can't reason with a 2-year-old and you can't apply punishments that may work on an older child and expect them to have the same effect. The book is organized into chapters - about food, new situations, clothing battles, toilet training, etc. - and features a question-and-answer section as well as real-life parent sidebars in each chapter.

I truly enjoyed reading the book. It's not going to make your child perfect, but if you are looking for new answers to age-old frustrations, you just might find some that are helpful. I did.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. Weirich on February 7, 2006
Format: Paperback
I've been eyeing this book up at the library for awhile and decided to give it a shot. I'm really glad that I did. This book answered questions that I've had a hard time finding answers too; how to deal with a toddler suddenly hating a bath for one. The book is broken up into various topic, eating, traveling, safety, etc. This book is very helpful if you're looking for answers to questions that you can't always find the answers to.
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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Clyde Thompson on March 18, 2011
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i didn't get the book i ordered i got a different one something called within my heart not what i wanted
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