Synopses & Reviews
Overflowing with intelligence and good common sense.
A first-rate accomplishment. . . . I can hardly imagine a parent's question that goes unanswered in these pages.
--Mark D. Widome, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Pediatrics, Pennsylvania State University
"This wonderful guide reminds us that it's never too early to begin teaching values such as kindness, respect, and sharing, and basics like self-esteem and honesty. . . . It is essential to every parent's library."
--Marian Wright Edelman, President and founder of the Children's Defense Fund
In a direct continuation of What to Expect When You're Expecting and What to Expect the First Year, America's most trusted pregnancy and child-care books, comes an all-inclusive guide for parents of toddlers. Complete with information on self-esteem; emotional, physical, and social development; discipline; eccentric behaviors; and making time for yourself in the midst of it all.
Support and Reassurance for Hundreds of Concerns
· How can I get my toddler talking?
· How can I be sure my toddler is eating right?
· Is there a way to head off my two-year-old's tantrums?
· My husband and I need a weekend away. Should we wait for our child's consent?
· Is preschool really necessary?
· How can we help our son overcome his fears?
· Our daughter is turning three and won't even look at a potty. What can we do?
With more than six million copies in print, the What to Expect books have become America's pregnancy and childcare bibles. The fourth book in the series provides comprehensive, lively, and reassuring coverage for the toddler ages of two and three, Previously annotated. Illustrated.
They guided you through pregnancy, they guided you through baby's first year, and now they'll guide you through the toddler years. In a direct continuation of What to Expect When You're Expecting
(over 9.6 million copies in print) and What to Expect the First Year
(over 5.6 million copies in print), America's bestselling pregnancy and childcare authors turn their uniquely comprehensive, lively, and reassuring coverage to years two and three.
Organized month by month for the second year (months 12-24) and quarterly through the third year (months 24-36), What to Expect the Toddler Years covers each growth and development phase parents are likely to encounter-when they're likely to encounter it. Hundreds of questions and answers treat everything from eating and sleeping problems to day care, tantrums, bottle mouth, shyness, self-esteem, and more. An entire third section of the book is devoted to toilet training, safety, and health, and a fourth covers special concerns-the exceptional child, siblings, and balancing work and parenting.
Remarkably thorough, caring and intelligent, What to Expect the Toddler Years is as valuable for the seasoned parent as it is for the new parent. 2.4 million copies in print.
Would you like to know what to expect during the first stages of motherhood and parenthood, from pregnancy to the toddler years? To be prepared for whatever may come your way? To be able to compare your baby's progress with the progress of others? If so, the phenomenal WHAT TO EXPECT series should be your indispensable guide. This group of six books has captured the hearts America's top pediatricians--and America's most conscientious parents. With over 14 million volumes in print, this is the series that has been reassuring parents for over ten years. Also available in the series: WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING, the landmark bestselling bible for parents-to-be; WHAT TO EXPECT THE FIRST YEAR, the most comprehensive guide to newborn care; WHAT TO EAT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING, an easy-to-follow, up-to-date diet plan using a simple system to monitor servings; the WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING PREGNANCY ORGANIZER, a companion for every stage of pregnancy; and QUE SE PUEDE ESPERAR CUNADO SE ESTA ESPERANDO, the Spanish translation of WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING.
Covering each growth-and-developmental phase that parents are likely to encounter, this comprehensive guide to the toddler years features hundreds of questions and answers on everything from eating and sleeping problems to tantrums and shyness in small children. Illustrations.
About the Author
Sandee Hathaway holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Boston University. An experienced RN with a specialty in obstetrics and neonatal care, Sandee lives in Waban, Massachussets, with her husband and three children.
Arlene Eisenberg worked on all three editions of What to Expect When You're Expecting and remained active in the What To Expect Foundation until her death in February 2001. She was also co-author, with Heidi Murkoff, of the "What to Expect" magazine columns.
It all started with a baby…and a book. Heidi Murkoff conceived the idea for What to Expect When You're Expecting during her first pregnancy, when she couldn’t find answers to her questions or reassurance for her worries in the books she’d turned to for much-needed advice. Determined to write a guide that would help other expectant parents sleep better at night, Heidi delivered the proposal for What to Expect When You’re Expecting just hours before delivering her daughter, Emma.
Dubbed the “pregnancy bible”, the iconic New York Times bestseller is now in its all-new fourth edition, with over 17 million copies in print, and according to USA Today, is read by 93 percent of women who read a pregnancy book. Other titles in the series include Eating Well When You’re Expecting, What to Expect the First Year, What to Expect Before You’re Expecting (a complete preconception plan), and the newest member of the What to Expect family: What to Expect the Second Year, the must-have guide for parents of toddlers. The What to Expect books have sold more than 34 million copies in the US alone, and are published in over 30 languages.
In 2005, Heidi expanded the What to Expect (WTE) brand online with WhatToExpect.com – the interactive, state-of-the-internet companion to the WTE books, and home to a vibrant, vast, yet close-knit community of 3 million parents. In 2009, WTE went mobile with the WTE Pregnancy Tracker (the most popular pregnancy app in the world), the WTE Fertility Tracker, the WTE Baby Name Finder, and the WTE First Year Tracker.
Heidi’s passionate commitment to moms and babies led to the creation of the What to Expect Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping underserved families expect healthy pregnancies, safe deliveries, and healthy, happy babies. With a beautiful, culturally appropriate low-literac
Table of Contents
Foreword: A Pediatrician's Prescription
Introduction: A Tale of Two Toddlers
The Second and Third Years
Toddler Care, Health, and Safety
The Toddler in the Family