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The Mother of All Toddler Books: An All-Canadian Guide to Your Child's Second and Third Years

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THE MOTHER OF ALL TODDLER BOOKS is the one toddler book no Canadian parent should be without. Written in the same friendly and non-bossy tone as the previous books in this bestselling series--and based on the best advice of more than 100 Canadian parents--"The Mother of All Toddler Books" takes you on a guided journey through the toddler years, highlighting they key attrac...more
ebook, 560 pages
Published August 22nd 2008 by John Wiley & Sons (first published April 4th 2003)
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This is a fantastic book that covers everything you might want to know about raising a toddler (in this case, a child in their second or third year). Douglas does a great job going over many of the main issues that come up during these years, from feeding to potty training to sleep issues and beyond. Although she does not have the space to go into the tremendous detail that the "what to expect" books do, she still manages to include plenty of tables and charts that condense a lot of important in...more
Heather Clark
Feb 04, 2010 Heather Clark marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: parenting
From Isabelle: 5. The Mother of All Toddler Books: Ann Douglas is awesome for so many reasons, but one of the most straightforward is that she is amazing at pulling together a whole bunch of resources, methods, techniques, and so on into one definitive compendium. This book gives you a bunch of approaches to try out with your child, depending on age, temperament, and you parenting style. It's a really great resource not only for discipline (how to deal with whining, tantrums, and so on) but also...more
Heather Vinson
All of her books favor research backed advice and are some of my favorite parenting books, starting with her book the Mother of all Pregnancy books. Each book does not assume life with the under 5 crowd is always bliss. In particular I used the pull out symptom guide as well as month by month development checklist that are easy to reference. I also recommend her book on Trying Again if looking for more than the relegated buried chapter in most pregnancy books after a loss.
Blair Allen
Feb 27, 2008 Blair Allen rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents of toddlers
Shelves: personally-owned
I loved The Mother of All Pregnancy Books so much that I bought this one too. It was ok in comparison to the pregnancy book. It had a lot that I took with a grain of salt but a lot that helped me rule out an ER visit too. There is a Mother of All First Year (or something to the effect) and I think I would have used it more than I have used this book.
This is one of the best toddler books I have read! I read it cover to cover. I was very happy to see sections on extended breastfeeding, gentle discipline, picky eaters, and how your next pregnancy will differ. This book is a must have for any mom's library.
A lot of this is common sense but a good review. Apparently toddlers are not quite as mysterious as babies are. At least toddlers can somewhat communicate what they want from you!
Kelly Anne
I didn't finish it - I usually skim through parenting books and take what I like and disregard the stuff that makes me feel like a bad Mum... This one had some great ideas!
There was useful information, but also a lot of items that didn't apply to me (not the book's fault), and too much silly commentary for my taste.
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Ann Douglas is the author of numerous books about pregnancy and parenting and the creator of The Mother of All Books series:

The Mother of All Pregnancy Books: (2nd US edition, July 2012 and 2nd Canadian edition, June 2011)
The Mother of All Baby Books
The Mother of All Toddler Books
The Mother of All Parenting Books and
The Mother of All Pregnancy Organizers.

Ann speaks at conferences related to...more
More about Ann Douglas...
The Mother of all Pregnancy Books The Mother of All Baby Books Trying Again: A Guide to Pregnancy After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Loss The Unofficial Guide to Having a Baby Sleep Solutions for Your Baby, Toddler and Preschooler: The Ultimate No-Worry Approach for Each Age and Stage

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