I N D E X
3 1 9
T
talk, learning to see
language development
talking to toddlers
12-18 months 69, 70
18-24 months 115, 139,
143
2-3 years 152-3, 174, 176-7,
212-14, 218-19
child-led conversation
219
descriptive speech 115,
139, 177, 218
echoing 70, 114, 115,
121, 143, 236
listening skills 152-3, 174,
215
open & closed questions
218
tantrums
reasons for 50, 82, 136,
151, 156, 158
techniques for managing
85, 152, 193, 200, 266
toddlers’ viewpoint 185
see also specific behavior
management
techniques
(eg ignoring)
teeth brushing 110, 116,
211, 239
telegraphic speech 114
television & computers 281
bedtime routine problems
99, 136
food & mealtime
problems 188, 208-9
internet safety 274
violent & inappropriate
images 238, 248, 281
temperament & personality
40-6, 49, 54, 71, 150, 186,
258, 260
twins 74-5
“terrible twos” 149, 158,
192, 193-4
territorial behavior 55
theory of mind 256
therapy, for abused children
305
thinking skills see reasoning
skills development
thumb-sucking 47
tics, nervous 169
tidiness see household
chores & tidiness
time, understanding 92,
153, 156, 163, 219, 268
time outs 199, 201, 251,
265, 270-1, 301
toddler-proofing the home
83, 89, 104, 275
toilet training 83, 128-9, 300
toileting problems 303-4
toys
12-18 months 67, 68, 76-7,
78-9, 85, 101
18-24 months 125, 127
2-3 years 146, 159, 161,
171, 177-8, 180, 181
comfort toys & pacifiers
47
distraction techniques 85,
209
gender differences 171,
244-5
household items as toys
76, 79, 101, 179
push 67, 79
traits, temperament 41-3
triggers & cues
behavior 193-6
memory 36-7, 62, 153,
176, 242-3
TV see television &
computers
twins 74-5, 189
U
unconditional love &
affection 26, 59, 61-2, 72,
88, 161, 190, 201, 281
see also emotional
security
understanding language
48-9, 69, 70, 116, 119-21
unsolicited advice to
parents 32-3, 47
V
vacations 308
values & world view 236,
237-8, 244-5
vestibular system 66-7
viewpoint, toddlers’ 38, 39,
55, 81, 132, 185, 258
violent images 238, 248
visitors to the house 199,
277-8
vocabulary
12-18 months 69
18-24 months 107, 114
2-3 years 152, 215
3-4 years 239, 240
vocal cord development 115
Vygotsky, Lev Semenovich
178
W
waiting skills 163
walking
12-18 months 58, 63, 65,
66-8
18-24 months 107, 127
2-3 years 154, 156
wants & needs
12-18 months 80-3
18-24 months 130-2
2-3 years 182-91, 289
3-4 years 256-9
warmth, degree of 27
warning signs see concerns
& warning signs
warnings & countdowns
268, 301
water hazards 154
weight concerns 207-8
“why?” see inquisitiveness
& curiosity
Winnicott, Donald 37
word play 53
working memory 166-7
working parents
bedtime routine 99, 136
child care & babysitters
94-5, 221
guilty feelings 98-9
leaving toddlers with
caregivers 93, 108-9
questionnaire 20
returning to work 92, 94
support networks 93
writing & drawing 53, 127,
143, 154, 181, 239, 240
The most
important
thing is to
find what
sits with your
own beliefs
and what
works for
you and your
child.

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