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Secret Lives of Toddlers A Parent's Guide to the Wonderful, Terrible, Fascinating Behavior of Children Ages 1 To 3

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ISBN-10: 0399530231

ISBN-13: 9780399530234

Edition: 2004

Authors: Jana Murphy

List price: $15.95
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Why do they rub food in their hair? Why do they want to hear the same book over and over? Why do they love being naked? Between the ages of one and three, children can be delightful, affectionate, intelligent explorers of their newfound world. They can also be holy terrors. Grounded in up-to-date research, The Secret Lives of Toddlersdemystifies 52 common behaviors of toddlers, while helping parents appreciate the miraculous development of their children. An entertaining, reassuring guide to toddler behavior, this book shows parents how to get through their kids' toddlerhood with affection, humor, and authority. With explanations from pediatricians, child development experts, and…    
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/5/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

Jana Murphy has written about a wide range of nonfiction topics, from children to pets to health. She is a mother of three children and an aunt to 24 nieces and nephews. She is the author of The Secret Lives of Dogsand has contributed to such titles as The Immune Advantageand Dr. Mom.

Foreword
Introduction
The Way We Play
Why do toddlers insist on wearing the same clothes every day?
Why do toddlers love to dress up?
Why do toddlers love to play outside?
Why do toddlers love to play hide-and-seek?
Why do toddlers like to read the same books over and over again?
Why do toddlers play next to, but not with, one another?
Why do toddlers always want what the next child has?
Why do toddlers always repeat the worst things you say?
Why do toddlers play with the box and not the gift?
Why do toddlers love to ride, bounce, spin, and swing?
Why do toddlers endlessly arrange and rearrange their toys?
Why do toddlers put things in the VCR, DVD, toilet, and heat vents?
Why are toddlers so fascinated with babies?
Why do toddlers have imaginary friends?
Mealtime Mayhem
Why do toddlers refuse to eat one day and eat everything in sight the next?
Why do toddlers insist on eating only one (or two) foods day after day?
Why do toddlers swallow without chewing?
Why do toddlers smear, stack, juggle, and throw their food?
Why do toddlers try to eat plastic grapes and mud pies?
Why do toddlers have a love/hate relationship with their utensils?
Why do toddlers eat before the blessing?
Why do toddlers spit out food?
Why do toddlers fall asleep while they're still eating?
So Little Sleep
Why do toddlers wake up so darned early?
Why do toddlers stop taking naps when they still need them?
Why do toddlers get hyper when they're tired?
Why do toddlers bang their heads?
Why won't toddlers sleep alone?
Why do toddlers still wake up at night?
Why do toddlers wiggle endlessly in their sleep?
Why do toddlers wake up terrified?
This Little Body of Mine
Why do toddlers bite?
Why do toddlers climb?
Why do toddlers love to be naked?
Why do toddlers pick their noses?
Why do toddlers hold their breath?
Why do toddlers pee in the tub?
Why don't toddlers seem to smell their own stinky diapers?
Why do toddlers poop in the corner?
In the Mood
Why do toddlers throw temper tantrums?
Why do toddlers worship the ground their older siblings walk on?
Why do toddlers tell lies?
Why do toddlers cooperate in slow motion?
Why do toddlers favor one parent (and then the other)?
Why do toddlers suffer from separation anxiety?
Why do toddlers whine?
Why do toddlers cling to pacifiers and thumbs?
Why do toddlers drag around a favorite blanket?
Why do toddlers say "No, no, no"?
Why do toddlers think everything is "Mine, mine, mine"?
Why do some toddlers fear everything?
Why do some toddlers fear nothing at all?
Conclusion
Time-outs for Toddlers
Resources
Index
About the Author