Emotional Life of the Toddler

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Published USA, 1993
Although there are a number of books that cover the physical and cognitive ablities of the toddler, Alicia Lieberman`s book is the first to offer an in-depth examination of the varied and intense emotional life of children from ages one to three. Drawing on her lifelong research, Lieberman addresses commonly asked questions and issues. How should parents deal with the anger they sometimes feel in the face of their toddler`s unflagging obstinacy? Why does a crying toddler run to his mother for a hug only to push himself vigorously away as soon as she begins to embrace him? With the help of numerous examples, Dr. Lieberman answers these and other questions giving us, in the process, an insightful profile of the roller-coaster emotional world of the toddler.

CONTENTS
The Emotional Importance of Early Relationships
Who is the Toddler?
The Challenges of Being (and Raising) a Toddler
The Question of Temperament
The Active Toddler: Racing Ahead
The Shy Toddler: Taking One's Time
Early Anxieties
Issues to Negotiate
When Parents Divorce
The Toddler in Child Care

Alicia Lieberman is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, USA.
Paperback. 244 pages

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