Companion title to The Social Baby, with clear text and hundreds of video-stills. Much maligned and frequently misunderstood, the toddler years are dreaded by many parents. Toddlers can be seen as wilful, destructive and uncooperative - which can be a terrible disappointment after a delightful babyhood. Parents ask themselves what has gone wrong, and the resulting tension can establish patterns of behaviour in the family that remain until adult life. How does the toddler view this stage? The Social Toddler explains why difficult to accept behaviour patterns emerge and offers simple, effective strategies to diffuse situations that are regularly encountered.