Happy Child, Happy Parent
Looking for a fresh approach to handling your toddler? Harvey Karp, M.D., creator of the Happiest Baby on the Block parenting methodology, might just offer what you seek: solutions to toddler temper tantrums. Curious about Dr. Karp’s approach, I picked up a copy of his Happiest Toddler on the Block DVD at my local library. In the video, Dr. Karp works like a magician, teaching parents how to communicate with their toddlers in a way that lets the toddler (a.k.a. caveperson) know that you hear them–effectively eliminating most temper tantrums.
Although somewhat silly in parts, the video offers key learning points and provides parents with real solutions (although perhaps slightly embarrassing at first to do in public) to dealing with frustrating toddler behavior. I’m already having good luck trying these techniques with my toddler. And, given that Dr. Karp’s approach has been highlighted on Dr. Phil, I’m definitely not the only one who thinks there is potential value in the Happiest Toddler approach.
Here’s a sample YouTube clip, thanks to Parents.com:
Have you used the The Happiest Toddler on the Block approach? If so, is it working for you and your child?
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