What's on Your Toddler's Mind

  • by Calvin A. Colarusso
  • Narrated by Ken Maxon
  • 1 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Wouldn't it be useful to know how infants and toddlers differ mentally from adults and how your experience during the first few years of life affects your experience as an adult? What's on Your Toddler's Mind: A Roadmap to Toddler Thinking and Behavior provides answers to those questions. Fascinating aspects of infant development, such as how an infant comes to develop a sense of self are addressed.
Toddlers are eternally fascinating and frustrating. This audiobook explains the causes, and developmental benefits, of the two-year-old's messiness, negativism, motor restlessness and boundless energy, behaviors that tend to drive parents crazy.
With humor and understanding Calvin Colarusso M.D. , child psychiatrist, brings his fifty years of experience of helping parents of infants and toddlers maximize their child's developmental potential and enjoy the heck out of the experience.
Think of this book as a fascinating source of knowledge of early child development that is filled with examples of situations that every parent of infants and toddlers experiences and suggestions for how to manage them. And as a bonus, learn something about yourself!
What's on Your Toddler's Mind: A Roadmap to Toddler Thinking and Behavior includes the following:

A definition of development
A description of the developmental phases of the life cycle
The emergence of a sense of self
The absolutely essential role of good-enough parenting
Sexual identity formation
The effect of parental absences on early development
Toilet training
The role of frustration and gratification
The importance of caring, nurturing breast and bottle feeding


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

like reading a dictionary

This book had information, but it was not very detailed. The author quoted directly out of the dictionary a lot and was very dry. The reader sounded robotic.
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- Heather

Good review of the toddler stage

If you could sum up What's on Your Toddler's Mind in three words, what would they be?

Short, understandable, professional-oriented

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

This is not a story. Colarusso is a human development researcher who focuses on toddlers and childhood. I used it to reinforce classroom learning. The content was rather dry at times; not like listening to fiction, for example. Probably more reading appropriate as a resource.

What aspect of Ken Maxon’s performance would you have changed?

Not remarkable, but then this is a topic of research and factoids for more of a professional application.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

this would be a documentary on toddlers, and i would call it 'No', a toddler's excursion to independence.

Any additional comments?

Because of its length, i am assuming that these audibles were produced for the exact reason i purchased it. It provided a short and concise review of a human development stage. The pictue of the toddler is priceless as a cover.

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- J Zimmer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-05-2012
  • Publisher: True Nature Productions