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Your one-year-old
Jones, Teri Crawford.
First edition.
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New York : St. Martin's Griffin, [2000]

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208 pages ; 21 cm.
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Parents (Bergenfield, N.J.)
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HQ774.5 .Y68 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Parenting
HQ774.5 .Y68 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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From America's #1 family magazine, an indispensable guide to your one-year-old's emotional and cognitive milestones.
Every day is an exciting adventure when you're raising a toddler. In "As They Grow: Your One-Year-Old," the expert editors of Parents magazine tell you how your child is thinking and feeling throughout the extraordinary second year-and how you can create a safe, nurturing environment where your child can grow.
Each chapter focuses on a unique developmental milestone-from speech development and mobility to forming a personality, feeling fear, and building relationships with family, friends, and caregivers. In addition to telling you what to expect in terms of your child's evolving behavior, As They Grow explains what your child is going through from his perspective-his fears, frustrations, and child's-eye view of the world. Armed with this understanding, you'll learn the most effective, positive ways of encouraging your child as he moves from baby steps to all-out running and from syllables to sentences. This essential resource also offers sound advice on dealing with your child's awareness of genitalia, frequent nightmares, tantrums, and other challenges.
Each chapter highlights four main areas:
- Developmental Milestone (what you can expect)
- Conflict (changes in behavior that result from this milestone)
- You and Your Child (how this stage of development affects you as a parent)
- Helping Your Child Grow (strategies, games, and activities that enhance development)
Informative, recurring features include:
- How It Feels to Be Me (common scenarios explained from a child's perspective)
- Do Say/Don't Say (scripts of appropriate and inappropriate responses to various situations)
- Safety First (childproofing and parent alerts)
- Is There a Problem? (signs of possible developmental delays)

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Parents Magazine has been America's #1 family magazine since 1926. Parents is the voice of parents, for parents-providing all the information and inspiration parents need to raise happy, healthy kids.

Table of Contents

Sally Lee
Forewordp. 10
I can do it myself! Your toddler's emerging sense of independence and mobilityp. 11
Developmental Milestone: Mobilityp. 13
The styles and stages of walkingp. 16
Mobility and independencep. 17
Mobility and emotional and cognitive developmentp. 18
Conflict: What independence means to your childp. 20
You and Your Child: Adjusting to your toddler's independencep. 21
Helping Your Child Grow: Nurturing independencep. 22
The importance of routinesp. 27
Great physical activities for toddlersp. 29
What I'm trying to say is...: Your toddler's language developmentp. 30
Developmental Milestone: Spoken languagep. 31
Factors that affect language developmentp. 35
What if there seems to be a delay?p. 37
Body languagep. 39
Introducing "Baby Signs"p. 42
Conflict: What speaking in words means to your childp. 45
You and Your Child: How language affects your relationshipp. 46
Helping Your Child Grow: Encouraging language developmentp. 47
Vocabulary developmentp. 47
Speaking skillsp. 48
Socializing with languagep. 50
Using nursery rhymesp. 52
Reading to your childp. 52
Books for toddlersp. 54
Recordings for toddlersp. 59
The importance of being me: Your toddler's personalityp. 60
Developmental Milestone: The emergence of personalityp. 61
Traits that determine temperamentp. 62
Temperament typesp. 65
Conflict: Your response to your child's temperamentp. 67
You and Your Child: Working with your child's temperamentp. 71
Helping Your Child Grow: Bringing out the best in your child's personalityp. 72
Your easy childp. 73
Your slow-to-warm-up childp. 74
Your challenging childp. 77
Your active childp. 79
Managing your toddler's playdatesp. 82
I am some body: Your toddler's sense of selfp. 84
Developmental Milestone: Your child's self-awarenessp. 85
Your child's self-imagep. 86
When appearances changep. 88
Awareness of genitaliap. 89
Gender differences in physical, emotional, and cognitive developmentp. 89
Conflict: What separateness means to your toddlerp. 91
You and Your Child: Enhancing your child's self-imagep. 92
Helping Your Child Grow: Encouraging your child's physical developmentp. 94
Fine motor skillsp. 94
Choosing toys that aid your child's physical developmentp. 95
Gross motor skillsp. 99
Developing your child's sensesp. 100
I've got an idea!: Your toddler's thinking skills and learning stylep. 103
Developmental Milestone: Memory and problem solvingp. 104
How toddlers learnp. 105
Learning stylesp. 108
Learning curvesp. 109
When development is slower than averagep. 113
Is your child gifted?p. 114
Imagination and pretend playp. 115
Your toddler's sense of humorp. 116
Conflict: When skills lag behind ideasp. 117
You and Your Child: Creating an environment for learningp. 119
Helping Your Child Grow: Developing your child's cognitive skillsp. 123
Should I try to teach my child?p. 124
Television and toddlersp. 125
Videos for toddlersp. 126
Encouraging solo playp. 127
Gaining experience with everyday activitiesp. 127
My many moods: Your toddler's feelings and emotionsp. 129
Developmental Milestone: Awareness of feelingsp. 130
Temperament and emotional developmentp. 131
The importance of trustp. 132
Stages of emotional developmentp. 132
The emotionally-healthy toddlerp. 135
How your child shows lovep. 135
A toddler's feeling of pride and self-worthp. 137
Security objectsp. 138
Angry feelingsp. 139
Jealousyp. 139
Feelings of shamep. 140
Conflict: When emotions overwhelm your toddlerp. 142
You and Your Child: The interplay of your emotionsp. 143
Helping Your Child Grow: Supporting your child's emotional growthp. 145
Teaching empathyp. 147
Helping your toddler deal with frustrationp. 147
Introducing patiencep. 149
Emotional intelligencep. 150
What frightens me: Your toddler's fearsp. 151
Developmental Milestone: Understanding dangerp. 152
Common fears of toddlersp. 154
Temperament and fearsp. 154
Handling your fearless toddlerp. 155
When fears become phobiasp. 155
Conflict: How fears inhibit explorationp. 157
You and Your Child: How your behavior influences your child's fearsp. 158
Helping Your Child Grow: Helping your toddler handle fearsp. 160
Handling bedtime fearsp. 163
Dreams and nightmaresp. 164
Soothing bedtime booksp. 166
Why I do what I do: Your toddler's behaviorp. 167
Developmental Milestone: A will of one's ownp. 168
Limiting conflicts with your toddlerp. 169
Conflict: The need to please you--and himselfp. 174
You and Your Child: Understanding your parenting stylep. 176
Authoritarianp. 177
Permissivep. 177
Authoritativep. 178
Helping Your Child Grow: Disciplining effectivelyp. 178
Dealing with common misbehaviorsp. 180
Dealing with tantrumsp. 181
Handling aggressive behaviorp. 184
Teaching social skillsp. 184
Getting away from "No"p. 186
Discipline strategies that workp. 187
The people I know: Your toddler's relationships with family, friends, and othersp. 188
Developmental Milestone: Your child's awareness of othersp. 189
Social milestonesp. 190
Conflict: The need for--and fear of--separatenessp. 193
Separation anxietyp. 193
Helping your child cope with separationsp. 195
Your child's relationshipsp. 197
Making different connections to Mom and Dadp. 197
Sibling relationshipsp. 198
Toddler friendshipsp. 199
You and Your Child: Sharing the caringp. 200
Helping Your Child Grow: Enhancing your child's relationshipsp. 201
Your child's other parentp. 201
Enhancing sibling relationshipsp. 203
Planting the seeds of friendshipp. 207
Helping your toddler play with othersp. 207
Respect your child's uniquenessp. 208