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Guiding Your Toddler's Development: Eating, Sleeping, Toilet Training and More

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You knew the terrible twos were coming. You were warned. But now they’re here, along with questions you never thought to ask. Why won’t he go to sleep? Where should she sleep? How long can you be away without causing permanent trauma? Who should care for your tot if you can’t be there? Why is there cereal everywhere in your once clean kitchen but in her mouth? Is it possible to win an argument with the little guy? When does toilet training start? Why on earth is she playing with poop? If you do this wrong, will your child be damaged forever?!

Believe it or not, there are answers, and with a little humor, plenty of understanding, and 50 years’ experience, eminent authority in the field of development, child psychiatrist, and master clinician Cal Colarusso, M.D. will ease your mind, answer your questions and provide step-by-step guides that will not only reassure your frazzled parent mind, but also make your most important job – raising your child – a little easier.

Guiding Your Toddler’s Development: Eating, Sleeping, Toilet Training and More, gives clear explanations of your toddler’s behavior and practical recommendations, including what to say when the going gets tough     

The book includes:
• Developmental concepts
• Examples of how your tyke deals sees the world, and what that means for you as a parent
• Separation anxiety (yours too!)
• Choosing the best caretaker for your toddler
• How to deal with difficult behaviors
• Toilet training guidelines
• And perhaps most importantly, the word every two year old loves: NO!

The way you guide your toddler’s development sets a foundation for the rest of his life. Use the strategies in this book to be an effective parent of a happy child.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Calvin A. Colarusso, M.D. is a board-certified Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California at San Diego, where he served for two decades as Director of the Child Psychiatry Residency Training Program.

He is also a Training and Supervising Analyst in child and adult psychoanalysis at the San Diego Psychoanalytic Institute and an internationally known lecturer to students, professionals, and the general public on many aspects of normal and pathologic development.

His books have been published in English, Korean, and Spanish. See