Introduction. A Toddler by Any Other Name. A One-of-a-Kind Toddler Book. CHAPTER 1: The Truth about Toddlers. From Baby to Toddler. Getting Psyched for Year Two. The Challenges and Joys of Raising a Toddler. Do Toddlers Get a Bad Rap? CHAPTER 2: The Incredible Growing Toddler. Milestones Revisited: Why It's Not a Good Idea to Compare Toddlers. Developmental Delays. Encouraging Your Child's Healthy Development. On the Move. Talk, Talk, Talk. Boys Are from Mars, Girls Are from Venus. CHAPTER 3: Fun and Games. Playing with Your Toddler. The Play's the Thing. The "Mine" Field: The Perils of Sharing. Ideas Unlimited: Activities That You and Your Toddler Can Enjoy Together. Inside the Toy Box: Your Best Toy Buys for the Toddler Years. Toddlers and TV. Surf's Up: Introducing Your Toddler to the Computer. CHAPTER 4: Who's the Boss? Your Toddler's Declaration of Independence. Discipline: What It Is and Why Your Child Needs It. Your Parenting Style. Your Toddler's Personality Type. Mission Possible. The Art of Co-Parenting. Creative Discipline. The Top 10 Toddler Discipline Techniques. Discipline Techniques That Don't Work Particularly Well. Coping with Temper Tantrums. Whining, Screaming, Biting, and Other Hazards of Toddlerhood. Coming to Terms with Being a Less-Than-Perfect Parent. CHAPTER 5: The Maintenance Manual. Making a Splash: Bath Time Basics. Toddlers and Dental Care. Hair Care. Clothes Calls. It's Potty Time! CHAPTER 6: What's for Dinner? Why Feeding a Toddler Can Be Such a Challenge. Equipment 101. Whining and Dining. Serving Toddler-Friendly Meals and Snacks. Winning at Food Group Roulette. No More Food Fights! Weaning Your Breastfed Baby. Avoiding Choking and Food-Borne Illness. Allergy Alert. CHAPTER 7: Will the Sandman Ever Come? Toddlers and Sleep. To Nap or Not to Nap? Avoiding Bedtime Battles. Night Waking. Night Terrors, Sleepwalking, and Sleep Apnea. From Crib to Bed: When and How to Do It. CHAPTER 8: The Health Department. What's Up, Doc? The Facts on Immunizations How Will I Know If My Child Is Sick? More about Fever. Coping with Common Childhood Illnesses and Infections. Caring for a sick toddler. CHAPTER 9: The Safety Department. Babyproofing: The Sequel. Safety on the Road. Summer Safety. Winter Safety. The Safety Generation Gap. First-Aid Essentials. CHAPTER 10: All in the Family. A Good-Enough Mom. Avoiding Parent Burnout. Staying Connected with Your Partner. Dad's the Word. Are You Ready to Have Another Baby? Toddlers and Pets. The Working Mother's Survival Guide. The Intergenerational Tug of War. Celebrating Milestones and Capturing Family Memories. Appendices. Appendix A: Glossary. Appendix B: Directory of Organizations. Appendix C: Web Site Directory. Appendix D: Toddler Growth Charts. Appendix E: Recommended Readings. Index.
Ann Douglas (Peterborough, ON, Canada) is the author of 21 books, including numerous top-selling titles in the pregnancy and baby book category. She is frequently quoted in the print and electronic media and is a much-sought-after speaker at health fairs and parenting shows. Ann's books include The Mother of All Pregnancy Books (Canadian edition and American edition), The Mother of All Baby Books (Canadian edition and American edition), The Mother of All Toddler Books (Canadian edition), and Trying Again: A Guide to Pregnancy After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Death.