So last night I started reading the book The Happiest Toddler On The Block by Harvey Karp. I figured since his other book, The Happiest Baby On The Block was so successful for us and many others I know, I would read this as well.
I got through one chapter. Downside to starting a book right before bedtime. But it is VERY interesting and I can't wait to finish it. It's all about raising a respectful, patient, and happy one to four year old toddler. It explains how a toddler sees the world. So far, it compares toddlers to cavemen. And if you think about it, it's kinda true. So it's all about communicating to them in ways a caveman would understand. Simple words, tone of voice, not using adult-like sentences, etc. Also talks a lot about different types of temperaments and how to figure out which one fits your child and how to deal with each type (there are 3 different types). It's very fascinating so far. And of course I've only gotten through one chapter out of many. So I haven't even skimmed the surface yet. It even says to start practicing these techniques as early as 9 months. Oh no, I'm already a month behind! haha.
Anyway, even though I've only read a little bit, I already would highly recommend it. Especially if it's anywhere near as affective as his first book. His 5 S's techniques those first few months Julia was here really were magical! This Harvey Karp guy is a genius!
Has anyone else read this book, and did it help?!
Happy Tuesday :) Keep cool if it's hot where you are like it is here! In the 90's and HUMID! Bad hair days for all!