• Oh Crap! I Have a Toddler

  • Tackling These Crazy Awesome Years - No Time Outs Needed
  • By: Jamie Glowacki
  • Narrated by: Jamie Glowacki
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (198 ratings)

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Oh Crap! I Have a Toddler

By: Jamie Glowacki
Narrated by: Jamie Glowacki
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Publisher's Summary

Real-world, from-the-trenches toddler parenting advice from the author of the best-selling 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 overscheduled, overstimulated 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. 

©2019 Jamie Glowacki (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

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So good

Excellent book. One of the best, if not THE best parenting book I have read. Practical, makes you think instead of regurgitating a bunch of garbage we already know. There is an abundance of great pregnancy books, baby books and older children books, but for the toddler years, a serious scarcity. This one is it. Thank you Jamie.

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You got this!

WOW! This book hit my parenting sweet spot - conscious, funny, actionable, REAL! I loved the organization of the book into two parts - addressing the parent side first before the kid side, adjusting our own "stuff" where we really have the power to change. So validating to have a book acknowledge that parents and kids both need their needs met. Excellent author narration - finishing the book I felt like after having coffee with an awesome friend - inspired and empowered.

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Awesome book

Such a great book! Filled with information, humor, and truth! I love that the author read it as well.

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Logical good information

There were a lot of things that clicked with this book. it was easy to listen to. The real life examples help give a good understanding of how to handle situations and experiences with your child. I would definitely recommend and will probably listen to it again.

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Love this author

I used oh crap potty training for my daughter when she was 18 months and it was the easiest thing ever. She is 3 now and I had to see if the advice was as good in this book as the last. I’m going to put these ideas into play our lives and see if it’s as magical as the potty training was!

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So real, so helpful!

Exactly what a parent needs to hear! Makes you feel like you are and can be a great parent! It’s realistic and has helpful advice and actionable tips.

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For older toddlers

Great book, but be aware that while the summary mentions toddlers age 2 and older, this book is geared toward kids 3-5 years old.

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very informative

this really helped open up my perspective on child rearing. I can also use this for my teenagers.

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Struggling with your toddler?

I have our so much of this information into daily practice with my 2 and 3 year olds, and I can already tell a huge difference. Not only has their behavior improved, but our relationship is growing and getting stronger every day!

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brilliant

well outlined simple yet potent actions. this book is worth it's weight in gold

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  • 01-12-22

Brilliant

Eye-opening, funny and relatable. Brilliant advice beyond just how to discipline! I really understand my child more than I did before this book.

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  • Mrs Jade Sovron
  • 03-13-20

Fantastic Book- Absolutely invaluable

I recommend this book to anyone who can’t figure out what’s making their child behave badly... anyone who is struggling to be the parent they wish they could be.

Do you lose your temper with your child’s escalating behaviour?
This is your best friend.

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  • 09-28-19

worthwhile

easy to listen too. It changed the way my toddler interacts with me. wish I had read it earlier!

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  • wendy oh
  • 03-18-21

the best parenting books I've read!

all chapters are well written and structured, very professional and pragmatic advices

goes through the inner workings of toddler behaviour, but not too many technical term mumble jumble that it disengages you.

jamie the author is also the narrator of the book- tells the book in a very engaging way.

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