Secrets of the Baby Whisperer for Toddlers
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|Format:||Paperback, 352 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 01 August 2002|
Having successfully helped parents to calm and connect with their baby in Secrets of the Baby Whisperer, Tracy Hogg now provides the bible for parents who've made it through the first year with baby and are now faced with a delightful, yet demanding toddler. In Secrets of the Baby Whisperer for Toddlers Tracy reveals the know-your-toddler quiz to help determine how best to help and 'handle' your toddler. She explains the critical techniques for fostering your toddler's growth and independence and advises on discipline, one of the most troublesome toddler issues, as well as socialising and potty training and much, much more. This is a must-have manual for all parents of toddlers.
Nanny-to-the-stars and bestselling author, Tracy Hogg's unique programme for raising happy and cooperative toddlers
About the Author
Tracy Hogg trained at Great Ormond Street Hospital and continued her education in midwifery and caring for newborns at St James' Hospital in Leeds and St Catherine's Hospital, Doncaster. She migrated to the US in 1993 where her uncanny ability to understand and calm babies led to her nickname 'The Baby Whisperer'. Melinda Blau is an award-winning writer specialising in family and health topics. She is the author of seven other books and countless magazine articles and is the mother of two grown-up children.
Hogg, nicknamed "the baby whisperer" for her uncanny communication skills with babies, is a nanny and parent-trainer for the California wealthy. She and coauthor Blau mine the same vein of their earlier Secrets of the Baby Whisperer (LJ 1/01) but this time focus on the occasionally difficult, often wonderful, and always exhausting toddler years. Readers might not uncover any of the titular "secrets," but they will find commonsense advice on managing the behavior of toddlers. Hogg's gentle writing, which emphasizes respect for and being attuned to one's child, recalls that of William and Martha Sears's Attachment Parenting (Little, Brown, 2001). Hogg uses acronyms to encapsulate her advice, e.g., H.E.L.P. stands for Hold yourself back, Encourage exploration, Limit, and Praise a process that can "help create and nurture the parent/child bond, keep your toddler out of harm's way, andfoster your little one's growth and independence." If her first book, referred to ad nauseam here, did well at your public library, or if your collection lacks coverage of toddlers, purchase. Otherwise, hold off. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 10/1/01.] Douglas C. Lord, Connecticut State Lib., Hartford Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
"Miracles are her business" Jodie Foster "The honest truth is that Tracy Hogg has provided me with more insight into the things that matter than anyone else." -- Alain de Botton Observer Review
In the follow-up to her popular Secrets of the Baby Whisperer, Hogg offers communication techniques designed to ease parents and children through the trying moments of toddlerhood. To her trademark techniques of "T.L.C." (talk, listen, clarify) and "R&R" (routines and rituals), she adds "H.E.L.P." for raising toddlers: Hold yourself back; Encourage exploration; Limit their exposure to extremely frustrating or overstimulating situations; Praise. Using real-life examples, Hogg shows how parents, sometimes unwittingly, sabotage their own parenting through their anxious behavior. When a mother talks about how nothing seems to hold her son's attention, Hogg suggests she stop overscheduling and allow the little boy to do nothing chances are the overstimulation is making his behavior worse. While the book's focus is on defusing difficult situations, Hogg offers basic advice on most aspects of childrearing, including toilet training, protecting newly ambulatory toddlers, sibling rivalry and tantrums. Her suggestions are occasionally humorous and always practical. On security blankets, she suggests, "Take it! If you're traveling make sure you take whatever item makes your child feel safe." Readers who are already familiar with Baby Whisperer will benefit most from this book, as there's not much of an introduction to Hogg's philosophy. Still, the title offers a fresh and useful perspective for parents. (Feb.) Forecast: A 15-city tour and extensive national promotion along with the track record for the first book should make this one a big seller. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
|Dimensions: ||23.0 x 15.0 x 2.0 centimeters (0.47 kg)|