ERIC Number: ED390535
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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The Emotional Life of the Toddler.
Lieberman, Alicia F.
Noting that parenting a toddler can be both exhilarating and frustrating, this book draws on lifelong research into children's emotional development to provide parents with a better understanding of toddlers' emotional range and how it affects toddler behavior. The 10 chapters and the conclusion cover the following areas: (1) the emotional importance of early relationships; (2) the toddler's early identity (formed by discovering the world and the body); (3) the challenges of being, and of raising, a toddler; (4) temperament; (5) the active toddler; (6) the shy toddler; (7) early anxieties; (8) issues parents and toddlers must negotiate (such as separation anxiety, toilet training, nighttime difficulties, sibling rivalry, marital squabbles, and discipline; (9) parents' divorce; (10) the toddler in child care; and (11) fostering independence while maintaining a close relationship. Concepts are illustrated with anecdotes, and parenting guidelines are included. Contains 119 references. (JW)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Attachment Behavior, Child Development, Childhood Needs, Developmental Stages, Discipline, Emotional Development, Parent Child Relationship, Parenting Skills, Personality, Personality Development, Toddlers
Free Press, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020 ($12).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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