Oh Crap! I Have a Toddler: Tackling These Crazy Awesome Years-No Time-Outs Needed

Oh Crap! I Have a Toddler: Tackling These Crazy Awesome Years-No Time-Outs Needed

by Jamie Glowacki

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Overview

Real-world, from-the-trenches toddler parenting advice from the author of the bestselling Oh Crap! Potty Training.

Toddlers—commonly defined as children aged between two and five years old—can be a horribly misunderstood bunch. What most parents view as bad behavior is in fact just curious behavior. Toddlerdom is the age of individuation, seeking control, and above all, learning how the world works. But this misunderstanding between parents and child can lead to power struggles, tantrums, and even diminished growth and creativity.

The recent push of early intellectualism coupled with a desire to “make childhood magical” has created a strange paradox—we have three-year-olds with math and Mandarin tutors who don’t know how to dress themselves and are sitting in their own poop. We are pushing the toddler mind beyond its limit but simultaneously keeping them far below their own natural capabilities.

In the frank, funny, and totally authentic Oh Crap! I Have a Toddler, social worker Jamie Glowacki helps parents work through what she considers the five essential components of raising toddlers:

—Engaging the toddler mind
—Working with the toddler body
—Understanding and dealing with the toddler behavior
—Creating a good toddler environment
—You, the parent

Oh Crap! I Have a Toddler is about doing more with less—and bringing real childhood back from the brink of over-scheduled, over-stimulated, helicopter parenting. With her signature down-and-dirty, friend-to-friend advice, Jamie is here to help you experience the joy of parenting again and giving your child—and yourself—the freedom to let them grow at their own pace and become who they are.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781982109738
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 06/04/2019
Series: Oh Crap Parenting Series , #2
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 123,630
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jamie Glowacki is an internationally recognized potty training and parenting expert. Her two former careers as social worker and circus performer make her uniquely qualified to deal with toddlers (and poop). She is the author of Oh Crap! Potty Training and Oh Crap! I Have a Toddler. Visit her at JamieGlowacki.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

The Parent Part of the Book

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 Boundaries 13

Chapter 2 Parenting Philosophies 39

Chapter 3 Connection 51

Chapter 4 Parents' Self-Care 67

Chapter 5 Not Enough Time 93

Chapter 6 Parental Anxiety 115

Chapter 7 Reactionary Parenting 125

The Kid Part of the Book

Introduction 141

Engaging the Toddler Mind

Chapter 8 Stop Educating 147

Chapter 9 Executive Functioning 161

Chapter 10 Stop Talking So Much 173

Chapter 11 Cultivating Creativity 183

Working with the Toddler Body

Chapter 12 Proprioception and Vestibular Movement 195

Chapter 13 Free Play versus Structured Play 211

Chapter 14 More Sleep, Lots More 219

Chapter 15 Validating Feelings 231

Understanding Toddler Behavior

Chapter 16 Discipline and Why Time-outs Suck 239

Chapter 17 They Just Don't Listen 255

Chapter 18 Transitions and Preparing the Child 265

Chapter 19 Food and Behavior 277

My Final Words: YOU GOT THIS 287

Acknowledgments 291

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