Why does your toddler get upset when his or her routine is disrupted?
Why do they follow you from room to room and refuse to play on their own?
Why are daily routines such as mealtimes, bath time, and bed time such a struggle?
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How to Parent Your Anxious Toddler
This accessible guide demystifies the difficult behaviors of anxious toddlers, offering tried-and-tested practical solutions to common parenting dilemmas. Each chapter begins with a real life example, clearly illustrating the behavior from the parent’s and the toddler’s perspective.
Once the toddler’s anxious behavior has been demystified and explained, new and effective parenting approaches are introduced to help parents tackle everyday difficulties and build up their child’s resilience, independence, and coping mechanisms.
Common difficulties with bath time, toileting, sleep, eating, transitions, social anxiety, separation anxiety, and sensory issues are solved, along with specific fears and phobias, and more extreme behaviors such as skin picking and hair pulling.
A must-read for all parents of anxious toddlers, as well as for the professionals involved in supporting them.
To read more about parenting a child with anxiety:
Freeing Your Child from Anxiety, Revised and Updated Edition: Practical Strategies to Overcome Fears, Worries, and Phobias and Be Prepared for Life–from Toddlers to TeensParenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety: A Complete Guide to Your Child’s Stressed, Depressed, Expanded, Amazing AdolescenceAnxiety Relief for Kids: On-the-Spot Strategies to Help Your Child Overcome Worry, Panic, and AvoidanceThe Essential Guide to Raising Complex Kids with ADHD, Anxiety, and More: What Parents and Teachers Really Need to Know to Empower Complicated Kids with Confidence and Calm
About the Author: Natasha Daniels is a child therapist and toddler mental health specialist. She obtained her post-graduate training at The Harris Institute for Infant Mental Health, but her three children have taught her the most valuable lessons! Natasha splits her time between her private practice and her writing.
After fifteen years in private practice, Natasha has found passion in sharing her insights, approaches and humor. She writes about how to parent toddlers – with a special focus on the anxious toddler. Her first book, How to Parent an Anxious Toddler, was taken directly from her experience working with anxious toddlers and their families. She has consolidated years of advice she has offered families in her practice – into an easy to digest book. She demystifies toddler behavior and gives concrete parental approaches. She is also the creator of AnxiousToddlers.com.