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Hogg offers parents of toddlers clear theory and techniques described in a supportive, crisp tone, often addressing parents as "luv" or "ducky." Before trying any techniques, she urges parents to "love the toddler you have" by understanding his or her unique temperament, gifts, and special needs.
That said, Hogg introduces specific tools for engaging and managing toddlers. These include "H.E.L.P." (hold back, explain, limit, praise); "R&R" (routines and rituals to create structure and celebration), and "behavior rehearsals" (a plan to prepare toddlers for new experiences). Other chapters focus on "respectful intervention" to avoid acting out and plans to protect parents' private time. By seasoning her advice with anecdotes, sidebars, quizzes, and abundant good humor, Hogg offers companionship and common sense for parents during the toddler years. --Barbara Mackoff
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Great book. Used this as a reference for both of my girls. Really helped me understand what was going on and how to help them...and me,Published 1 day ago by Scott - Chantilly, VA
Tracy Hogg knows her stuff and has a very respectful approach for children. I use her books in conjunction with On Becoming Baby Wise - the programs are almost exactly the same but... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Bridget
We found the Baby Whisperer when our son had trouble sleeping. I liked her take on child rearing and techniques and they worked really well for us when he was a 6-12 month old, so... Read morePublished 6 months ago by GroundhogMom
All my expectations were met with this book. It has very usuful strategies to improve parenting skills. A very good book.Published 7 months ago by Claudia Perez
I am very happy with this product. It was very useful to me and my spouse. Thank you very much!Published 7 months ago by Ahmed A. R. Baqer
Shout and howler and they'll all be "hiding under their beds". Self-explanatory, nothing drives anyone crazy more than a nagging, screechy and loud human voice, Talk... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Juan de la Croix
To the point that I purchased this copy for my sister. Tracy's book got me through the first year of my boy. If it wasn't for our three hour schedule, I would have gone nuts!Published 9 months ago by Onyx
I bought baby whisperer when I had my baby, I had no idea of how to take care of a baby and did not know how complicated it can be when your mom is not around. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Mirna Yerger