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The Happiest Toddler on the Block, Vol. 1
The Happiest Toddler on the Block Vol 1
Actor: Dr. Harvey Karp
Director: Nina Montee
Genres: Kids & Family, Special Interests
NR     2004     1hr 9min

In "The Happiest Toddler", Dr. Harvey Karp, noted pediatrician and child development expert, reveals a totally new and extraordinarily effective way to communicate with our "uncivilized" little toddlers. For the past 30 ye...  more »

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Actor: Dr. Harvey Karp
Director: Nina Montee
Genres: Kids & Family, Special Interests
Sub-Genres: Family Films, Parenting & Childcare
Studio: The Happiest Baby, Inc.
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 04/19/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 9min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 2
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

No more dreading temper tantrums
Tamar Meer | MI | 05/10/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Dear Amazon,
I posted a review 2 days ago then realized that I made a mistake.It should read:After having so much success with the Happiest Baby on the Block calming techniques, I could not wait to watch The Happiest Toddler on the Block by Harvey Karp,M.D. My 22 month old grandson began to scream when I told him it was time to go inside. I spoke "toddlerese" with much expression as suggested by Dr. Karp.
I said, " No No No" you do not want to go inside.
He looked at me very surprised.
I said, "No No No" you do not want to go inside.
He looked at me again with his mouth wide open.
I said again, "No No No you do not want to go inside, but we must take sister to potty." ---------he came with me without protest. In the past he would have continued screaming for about 5 minutes and
I would have picked him up kicking and screaming.Now I can't wait to read the book The Happiest Toddler on the Block to get more helpful suggestions for the children in my family and in my practice.Phyllis Meer,RN, BSN,CPNP
and proud grandmother of 4."
A wonderful way to communicate love and respect!
Michele | Downers Grove, IL | 09/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"After reading Dr. Harvey Karp's book, "The Happiest Baby on the Block," and watching that DVD - and having great success using his methods with our newborn - I was anxious to read and watch this follow-up volume. I read the book, "The Happiest Toddler on the Block," first, which I recommend, to get the nitty-gritty on his methods and to understand the "whys" behind his methods. It takes awhile to get through the book and have it well absorbed, but it is certainly time well spent since it will save you from three or more years of headaches!

I was so impressed by the book that I decided to buy this DVD in order to see real-life examples of his methods. I was not disappointed. This DVD offers a great overview/review of the book, real-life examples with parents and toddlers, and thoroughly covers the main points (such as "Toddler-ese" and "The Fast Food Rule") as well as most of the side topics (such as "Feeding the Meter" and "Gossiping"). Again, it is time and money well spent since it will help save you from headaches and public embarrassment! And more importantly, you will begin to form a foundation of open communication and mutual trust with your child as you learn to communicate love and respect to him - in his own language - instead of resorting to more violent or forceful forms of parenting. I only wish that would bundle "The Happiest Toddler" book with "The Happiest Toddler" DVD, instead of bundling Dr. Karp's two books together and his two DVDs together. I agree with the other reviewers that you really should read the book, too, to get the most out of what he is teaching here. But everything by Dr. Karp is wonderful, easy-to-understand, highly effective, and trustworthy. His methods are not gimmicky; he really understands kids and you'll understand yours better after learning this material. My daughter is about to turn one and I already connect with her better by using Toddler-ese!

What else would you expect from a friendly pediatrician who always (and I mean ALWAYS) wears blue shirts?!? =)
Easy see and learn for busy parents
lady godiva | 12/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am a very busy sometimes anxious parent. This DVD enabled me to get helpful information quickly and painlessly without a lot of reading that often gives me a headache. I am already getting more cooperation from my toddler after just one week of trying these techniques. I also recommend the book itself for more depth as well as a compatible quick-read paperback A-Z compendium of discipline advice for parents of 2-5 year olds called "The Pocket Parent." Keep them handy for quick referral and SANITY SAVERS on those really tough days when you are just about to lose your mind!"
Fabulous Parenting Advice
Miriam Bookey | Santa Monica, CA USA | 04/26/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD is not only informative, it's entertaining as well. The message (using "toddlerese" to connect with your child) was consistently relayed, cohesive and universally appealing. We watched real parents dealing with VERY real kids in the kinds of situations we all experience (fighting over toys, going to bed, etc etc). Frankly, I think this DVD should be packaged with Dr. Karp's book "Happiest Toddler on the Block," as it's imperative to watch and know exactly how to use the method (and to do it without feeling as if you're "teasing" or speaking down to your child). My husband and I have both watched it and are following Dr. Karp's method. Are we happy? You bet. Our 2-year-old's tantrums have gone down at least 75% (both frequency and duration)."