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Dr. Tovah Klein, called "the toddler whisperer" on Good Morning America, has penned "a parenting milestone" (Dr. Harvey Rotbart, No Regrets Parenting) with How Toddlers Thrive, which shows parents of children ages two to five how to harness the singular power of the toddler mind during what might be the most crucial time of a child's brain development, to plant the seeds of lifelong success.

Why do some children thrive and others struggle? The answers may surprise you. New research indicates that the seeds for adult success are actually planted in the toddler years. Dr. Tovah Klein's research and firsthand work with thousands of toddlers explains why the toddler brain is best suited to laying the foundation for success. Dr. Klein reveals the new science behind drivers such as resilience, self-reliance, self-regulation, and empathy that are more critical to success than simple intelligence. She explains what you can do today to instill these key qualities in your toddler during this crucial time, so they are on track and ready to learn when they enter school at age five.

How Toddlers Thrive explains why the toddler years are different than any other period during childhood. She shows what is happening in children's brains and bodies at this age that makes their behavior so turbulent and why your reaction to their behavior - the way you speak to, speak about, and act toward your toddler - holds the key to a successful tomorrow and a happier today. This provocative book will inspire you to be a better parent and give you the tools to help you nurture your child's full potential. A smart and useful guide, this book cracks the preschooler code, revealing what you can do to help your toddler grow into a fulfilled child and adult - while helping you and your toddler live more happily together now and every day.

©2014 Tovah Klein (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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A wonderful approach to parenting and teaching!

If you could sum up How Toddlers Thrive in three words, what would they be?

Introspective, Methodical, Approachable!

What was one of the most memorable moments of How Toddlers Thrive?

I especially liked the numerous examples provided by this author. In particular, I liked this author's emphasis on routine and how she highlighted this idea through real world experience. In this example, Klein tells us of a student who came to class in tears because he had not hit the button- an action that become part of his daily routine. Klein asks the mother to take her son to the elevator to fulfill the student's routine so that he can move onto class time. The boy quiets, completes his task, and happily goes to class!

What about Tovah P. Klein PhD and Sarah Jessica Parker - foreword ’s performance did you like?

I do not like Sarah Jessica Parker's voice.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

no.

Any additional comments?

Great book, but the voices were very raspy.

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Lots of background/- still unsure what TO do.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

It was informative in terms of how kids tick but did not provide tools for how to get kids to behave.

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Great content, hard to listen to

This book is full of thoughtful and useful concepts, though it might be a better one to read rather than listen to. I found the narrators voice and cadence distracting.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Exactly perfect for where I am

This is a great guideline for raising and handling my toddler. We were struggling with my 2 year old getting up and down at bedtime, and this book helped me feel better about to how to handle it without yelling and get success for my son staying in bed. I gave the performance 4 stars because she talks very slowly. I listened to the book at 1.25 speed and that was a normal speed. It did help me get through it faster, so that was a bonus.

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wasn't really what I hoped for.

it really wasn't what I hope for. if you read four or five books on the same topic you could easily skip this book in my opinion

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Excellent guide to parenting a toddler (ages 2-5)

As a mom of a toddler and infant, I thoroughly enjoyed this account of Klein’s research and incredible perspective into the toddler mind. I found her insight so helpful, and began putting the suggestions into practice right away. I feel that I have a better toolkit in place for parenting our toddler. If you are trying to better understand what is going on in your child’s mind and what to do in situations where you feel out of control as a parent, dealing with tantrums, etc - this book is for you.

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best advice yet!

sound practical advice insights from a child's point of view (pov). this is a must-read for all parents of toddlers.

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Should be required reading

How do people get the most important job in the world without having some kind of class or required reading list?!

I was feeling pretty overwhelmed with the changes I’m my daughter’s behavior as she neared 2 years old... I am so glad I found this book!

She covers so much good info and unfortunately some of my tendencies and defaults (though understandable) are not the best approach when dealing with a toddler.

It is such an interesting stage and most parents haven’t studied child development soooo read this book!

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very informative

i learned some wonderfully practical advice. I'm still going to teach my kids multiple languages, but I'll make sure it's done via play.

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Very informative, insightful, and well done

I thought this book was really helpful in gaining insight to the inner workings of my child. It was both thoughtful and easy to understand.