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Learn a revolutionary new way to have a much happier time with any toddler -- easy or challenging! For 30 years, Dr. Karp has taught his remarkable tips to over a million parents from working moms to superstars...like Madonna! Learn how to stop tantrums before they happen and build a loving and respectful relationship with your child...to last a lifetime.
Too many of us believe that the terrible twos illustrate spoiled children. Dr. Karp teaches you respectful parenting which proves that heavy handed discipline is not necessary or even beneficial. Gentle teaching helps your child develop stronger character, stronger social skills, and resilience. Respectful and understanding of the fact that children have primitive brains, and are too often lost in a sea of confusion and struggle to communicate. Although it is a very different way to think about your relationship with your child, it is effective and has long term results. In fact, these ideas are also useful for your efforts to understand your teenager (teenagers are also developing emotional and communication skills, combined with that stew of hormones (creating emotional havoc.) The reflective process demonstrated is also useful for interaction with autistic children and angry adults. :)
I read the happiest baby on the block when my baby was four months old. As a working & nursing mom I was so sleep deprived & desperate to find a solution. I gave my husband the cliff notes version & day 1 there was such a difference! We have used Dr. Karps methods literally everyday since. I even emailed him asking a question & he emailed me back which was pretty cool to hear back from Dr. Karp himself. Now our baby is 13 months & we're seeing bits & pieces of her toddler phase already. My husband & I watched the happiest toddler on the block the other night before bed & have been trying out what we learned only for the last two days. I can already tell when my daughter is upset & we use his methods she looks at me like 'mommy you understand me!' Dr. Karp has made us feel like we know what we're doing as parents or at least for that small moment we do.
It doesn't make much sense at all that this video is sold separately from the book of the same name. I have read the book three times, and the book works well as a stand-alone reference; however, having the video alongside would have made the book much more valuable and understandable. Karp's demonstrations of toddlerese are laughter-inducing to us adults but provide the clearest example of what he sets forth in his book. Unfortunately, it seems that the majority of parents who read the book or watch this video can't move beyond the "embarrassing" toddlerese. Dr. Karp addresses this in the video by asking the parents bluntly if they would rather do something that works or care more about what others think in public. Too bad the video doesn't emphasize that more often!
I actually would have liked the video to be longer and to feature longer toddler meltdown sessions with Dr. Karp at the helm. The way the current video is edited only partially satisfies. The Q&A section of the video is a bit redundant in places, but it does a good job at *quickly answering* the most obvious questions that parents would have about implementing Karp's method.
Multiple viewings of this video are necessary, I believe, and I would recommend this video to anyone who has read the book. I would not recommend this video to parents who have not read the book.
I started reading this book, and wanted my husband to start implementing a few of the techniques. I downloaded the instant video from Amazon that follows the book and watched it with hubby. Thank you so much for the recommendation as I don't want to become a mother that replies, "no," "stop," "wait," and "un-ugh" after all the energy is spent. The movie was a little dated; the techniques were positively timeless! Thanks again.
This follow up to Happiest Baby on the Block is disappointing. Only about 30 min long, this video gives some general advice and seems like it was slopped together so that Karo could make another product. I loved Happiest Baby and had high expectations, but this is inadequate.
Great quick summary of key points from the book. I read the book and knew it would be easier to get my husband on board if he got to watch a movie instead of reading the whole book, haha. His methods work well so far!
Dr. Karp does a great job explaining the techniques to manage toddlers. Some concepts are basic and just make sense. He balances the parent's responses with positive time with your child. Video is varied with instructions, examples and lists. Packaged well with chapter list printed.