Raising children is a serious business, especially in this era of two working parents with jam-packed schedules. A helping hand can make all the difference. Nationally known parenting expert Blythe Lipman is on a mission to help parents, offering hundreds of practical tips with a dash of humor. Go from stressed-out, overwhelmed and exhausted to melt-down free and mellow! The purpose of Help! My Toddler Came Without Instructions is to provide parents with quick solutions to help with those hair-raising toddler issues. When some new "toddler troubles" arise, grab the book, find the solution and you'll be back in control of your out-of-control child. Topics include sleeping (ways to transition from crib to bed, naps, creating a friendly sleep environment and nightly rituals and routines), potty training (age discussion, type of potty to use, fears, underwear, charts and issues), and fears (night terrors, stranger anxiety, the dark, monsters and separation anxiety).
An Infant Care Specialist, Blythe Lipman, CDA, has worked with babies for over twenty years. She began her career at Boston University's Neonatal Care Unit. Blythe has helped countless new, sleep-deprived parents with workshops, in-home visits, invaluable tips, and sound advice. Her work with parents, preschools, hospitals, and caregivers throughout North America earned her a reputation as one of the top infant care experts of today. She and her family live in Scottsdale, AZ.John Duffy is a clinical psychologist and certified life coach with a thriving private practice in the Chicago area. He is also a national parenting and relationships expert on The Steve Harvey Show. Duffy consults with individuals, groups and corporations in a number of areas, including Emotional Intelligence, stress management, balancing work and family, conflict resolution, goal-setting and the power of thoughts in bringing about change. Dr. Duffy's highly satisfied clients include Sears, Allstate, General Electric, Household Financial, Exxon Mobil, Accenture, Bank of America and Hewitt Associates. The Duffy family lives in Chicago, Illinois.