How Toddlers Thrive: What Parents Can Do Today for Children Ages 2-5 to Plant the Seeds of Lifelong Success (Hardcover)
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What makes a child succeed or wander into an unfulfilled adulthood? New research indicates that the seeds for adult success are often planted in the toddler years, ages 2-5. Dr. Tovah Klein runs the Barnard College Center for Toddler Development, the laboratory at the forefront of understanding toddler behavior and development.
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, ages two to five. In "How Toddlers Thrive," child psychologist and director of the renowned Barnard Center for Toddler Development Dr. Tovah P. Klein 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, every day.
Dr. Klein's research and firsthand work with thousands of toddlers explains why the toddler brain is best suited to laying the foundation for success. New science reveals that drivers such as resilience, self-reliance, selfregulation, and empathy are more critical to success than simple intelligence. Dr. Klein 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 from any other period during childhood, 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 new book will inspire you to be a better parent and give you the tools to help you nurture your child's full potential. Stop fighting with your child and start enjoying every minute of your time with them . . . while planting the seeds of happiness and success that will last a lifetime.
About the Author
A thought-leader in the area of guiding parents and children through the tumultuous early years when the foundation for self-esteem, identity, and self-confidence is laid, Tovah P. Klein, PhD, is a child development psychologist and researcher and the Director of the Barnard College Center for Toddler Development in Manhattan. She has appeared on CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNBC, and FOX Business, in "The New York Times", "The Wall Street Journal", "The Washington Post", "Parents", Slate.com, "Huffington Post", "Psychology Today", and countless other publications as their go-to toddler expert. In addition, Dr. Klein was a developmental advisor for "Sesame Street", and is on the advisory boards for Room to Grow, Rwanda Educational Assistance Project, Per Dev, Ubuntu Education Fund, and LearnNow.org. She consults nationally and internationally to programs for young children and parents. She is the mother of three boys and lives with her family in New York City. Visit her at HowToddlersThrive.com.