Your Two-year-old

Your Two-year-old

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Random House, Inc.
Are two-year-olds really so terrible, or does the world have a slightly skewed view of this sometimes difficult, sometimes adorable lot? Drs. Ames and Ilg, recognized worldwide as authorities on child behavior and development, offer parents practical advice and enlightening psychological insights on children this age.

What are two-year-old girls and boys thinking and feeling? How do they see others around them? With humor and compassion, the authors describe the general characteristics of these complex toddlers: their physical growth trends, their emotional and psychological maturation. Also included are insights into how two-year-olds behave with family and other children, and advice on how to handle them, as well as tings to avoid.

Included in this book:
• A two-year-old’s view of the world—and himself
• Bath and dressing routines
• Sex differences
• Stories from real life
• A list of age-appropriate toys and books
• A bibliography for parents

“Louise Bates Ames and her colleagues synthesize a lifetime of observation of children, consultation, and discussion with parents. These books will help parents to better understand their children and will guide them through the fascinating and sometimes trying experiences of modern parenthood.”—Donald J. Cohen, M.D., Director, Yale Child Study Center, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology, Yale School of Medicine

Baker & Taylor
Describes general characteristics of two-year-old children, their behavior with other children, their abilities and typical accomplishments, and their routines, and provides lists of toys and books

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Dell, 1980
ISBN: 9780440506386
0440506387
Characteristics: vii, 149 p. : ill. ; 21 cm

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arielleswanson
Jan 16, 2015

This book was very helpful for me to understand the development of my two year old. Besides the language being outdated, it is an excellent resource. While it has a section titled "Techniques", it mostly focuses on simply telling you what to expect out of your child (emotionally, physically, intellectually) when they are 2. So helpful as a parent, to understand what is reasonable to expect out of the average two year old, and to know that your child's (negative) behaviors are normal and just part of their maturation. Will be recommending to all my friends, and am currently reading "Your 3 Year Old" and waiting to borrow "Your 1 Year Old". Their recommended techniques, by the way, have been really helpful!

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MichelleBees
Apr 08, 2013

Though this book is a bit dated, the observations of toddlers still apply today. The authors are respectful and positive about toddlers! It's nice to have a description of where we've been and where we are headed. Quick read.

Roccie Oct 28, 2011

Seems a little dated.

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