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Happiest toddler on the block?

Thoughts on this book? I think I need at least some other tricks in my bag when handling the crazy that pops up every now again. Also known as being three years old. I sat in Books a Million today and read a little bit and it seemed not to over the top. Anyone have it/read it/use it?  Want to sell me your copy? lol 

Any good tips to handle tantrums. They have lessened in the past couple weeks but, the few we have had since then have me gun shy. My only wish is to raise a well adjusted, open minded, kind, grateful, thoughtful human. Is that too much to ask? ;) 

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    I never read Happiest Toddler, but I did have good success with 123 Magic, Love & Logic, and Parenting the Strong Willed Child.
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    I have the dvd and the book if you want to borrow it!
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    We did really well with 123 Magic. 
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    I have that book and have liked it; thanks for reminding me that it's on the shelf!

    We've had a number of grade-A, high-intensity tantrums lately (I blame the holidays and disruption in routine, plus all the extra traveling and visiting family) so I looked around and found this article:

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    Tried the technique the other night and...miracle!  HC wound down in a hurry compared to me leaving her alone in the room to continue to pitch her fit, so I think this is what we'll try (hers are worst at bedtime usually) from here on out. Plus I like the idea that it teaches her that just because she's upset and acting out, she's still loved and attended to in a supportive way. HTH and good luck; the 3s are torture in so many ways!!  But it does make the good days seem that much sweeter, IMO. :)
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    HOLY formatting, Batman...have no idea how the reply turned out to look like that!!  But if you C&P the article URL it should come up; sorry for the mess!  Doesn't show up before I add the post in, either...grr...
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    i really liked Positive Discipline: The First Three Years. Love and Logic had some good tips too although I didn't dig all of it. i got a library card, went on the library website, reserved a slew of books and they would email me when they came in - saved me a lot of $!
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