• Jo Frost’s Toddler Rules

Jo Frost’s Toddler Rules

Jo Frost’s Toddler Rules
  • Paperback (US) and hardcover (UK); 320 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books US (published on March 4, 2014) and Orion UK (published on Sept 4, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 034554238X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345542380

From the beloved TV disciplinarian and bestselling author of Supernanny comes an amazingly simple five-step program of Toddler Rules to help parents tame tantrums, prevent bad behavior, and create long-term peace and stability in the home.

Jo Frost has always had a natural gift for connecting with kids, and for helping parents navigate milestones with practical know-how and ease. With the success of her hit TV shows Supernanny, Extreme Parental Guidance, and Family S.O.S. with Jo Frost, she’s proven her ability to calmly (and kindly) rein in unacceptable conduct and bring peace and stability to the home. Now, in this invaluable book, she shows you how to tame your toddler’s tantrums and curb troublesome behavior with decisive action. Frost’s effective five-step program for disciplined parenting addresses such flashpoints as

  • Sleep: winning the nightly battles—going to bed and staying in bed
  • Food: finishing dinner, even the veggies; trying new things
  • Play: sharing toys, defusing fights, making friends
  • Learning: listening, understanding, flourishing
  • Manners: dealing with rudeness, from acting out to talking back

The key to achieving success with these Toddler Rules is Frost’s proven S.O.S. method: Step Back, Observe, Step In. Complete with troubleshooting tips for living tantrum-free, this welcome, no-nonsense guide has all you need to help your children grow, thrive, and make family time even more precious.

Click here to read an excerpt from Jo Frost’s Toddler Rules

Publishers Weekly
Frost (Ask Supernanny), star of ABC’s Supernanny and now TLC’s Family SOS with Jo Frost, sets down the rules for raising toddlers in her latest effort, addressing such topics as “Disciplined Parenting vs. Punishing”; “The Rules for Shaping Good Behavior”; and “Taming Tantrums,” including situation, emotional, and “mock.” Though Frost takes a no-nonsense approach, she explains that discipline differs from physical punishment and strongly opposes spanking. However, according to Frost, even toddlers need to learn how to behave properly—“naughty” is defined as unacceptable, defiant behavior that a child engages in even after understanding the rules. She admits that her use of the word may ruffle a few feathers, but maintains that it’s appropriate to explain to a child that an action is wrong without judging his character. In addition to the “Naughty Step” (a modified time out), she presents a wealth of other pithy techniques, many brilliantly named (“Off the Hip Technique,” “Roaming Technique,” “The Chimes Technique”). Frost gives parents strategies to use in almost any situation, called “SOS” (Step Back, Observe, Step In), which she applies in sections covering sleep, food, socialization, early learning, and good behavior. Pragmatic but compassionate, Frost proves once again that she has an extraordinary gift for pinpointing and resolving the struggles of parents and children. Agent: Yfat Reiss Gendell, Foundry Media. (Mar.) (Publishers Weekly)