Author(s): Pinky McKay
Do you automatically cut toast into fingers?Appreciate finger painting as much as fine art?Hear 'no' a million times a day?If the answer is yes, then Toddler Tacticsis for you. Being the parent of a toddler can be exciting, inspiring and exhausting - all at once! Your adorable little baby has now become a moving, grooving tot with attitude, and it will take all your patience and skill to deal with these changes. Parenting expert Pinky McKay explains what to do at each stage of development and offers fuss-free advice on-- communicating with your toddle- discipline and good manners- good eating habits- routines for play and sleep- toilet training- family dynamics.Toddler Tacticsis bursting with practical strategies for making the toddler years the exhilarating experience they should be.
An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), certified infant massage instructor and sought-after keynote speaker at conferences for parents and health professionals internationally, Pinky McKay is the author of Toddler Tactics, Sleeping Like a Baby and 100 Ways to Calm the Crying. Her books are approved and recommended by respected bodies such as the Australian Breastfeeding Association, the Australian Association of Infant Mental Health, La Leche League International and the Centre for Attachment (NZ). Pinky writes and blogs for Practical Parenting magazine (Australia) and contributes to various national and international publications and websites including Littlies magazine (New Zealand), Attachment Parenting International (US), Pathways to Family Wellness (US) and Opposing Views (US). She runs a busy private practice in Melbourne and, thanks to modern technology, also supports clients around the world with gentle baby care, breastfeeding, settling and sleep solutions through her e-newsletter, website, blog, teleseminars, workshops and private consultations. The mother of four adult 'children' and a now-teenage 'bonus baby' (the baby you have when your other kids can run their own baths, tie their own shoelaces and even drive their own cars!), Pinky's greatest pleasure is enjoying the precious giggles and cud