Toddler Discipline for Every Age and Stage

Practical Strategies for the Everyday Challenges of Toddlerhood

Toddlers are constantly growing and changing, and they can easily become overwhelmed by it all. When faced with the tantrums and meltdowns that toddlers are famous for, many parents find it difficult to simply keep it together, let alone guide their toddler toward becoming a better, stronger, and kinder person.

But with the right set of tools, parents can help their toddlers learn these important lessons—and those tools are exactly what you’ll find in this book.

Toddler Discipline for Every Age and Stage will help you understand your toddler’s behavioral challenges and address them in an age-appropriate way while fostering important life skills such as curiosity, respect, independence, and confidence.

Drawing on my years of coaching parents through the rocky terrain of toddlerhood, as well as my own experience as a mother of two, this book delivers proven toddler discipline techniques that will help you grow closer as a parent and a child during the various stages of your little one’s formative years.

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Inside the pages of this book, you'll find...

  • An overview of your child’s development—physical, cognitive, and social-emotional at each stage and how this affects their behavior.

  • Age-appropriate discipline strategies for managing common behavioral issues and nurturing your child’s healthy growth

  • Helpful sidebars and tips for navigating tricky situations, guidance on how best to communicate with your child, and advice from parents who’ve been there.


You’ll get direct, practical advice for handling... 

  • Tantrums

  • Non-compliance

  • Bedtime battles

  • Toileting

  • Picky eating

  • Hitting

  • Biting

  • Clinginess

  • Sibling conflicts

  • And much more


“If you are contemplating buying this book…do so with confidence. Why this book? Toddler Discipline for Every Age and Stage is respectful, wise, and helpful. Aubrey Hargis not only understands and values toddlers and parents, but she also has empathy for them. Respect underpins this book and comes from her knowledge that each child, like each parent, has her own personality, strengths, and weaknesses. Help arrives with hundreds of tips, techniques, and cautions. The book is arranged by age and makes finding your issue and answer(s) easy. Should you choose to use this book’s support, you will feel so much better about yourself and your parenting.”
— Madelyn Swift, author and founder of Childright
“Understanding each stage of a child’s development does not come naturally to everyone. Having a reliable source to guide and support you through the ups and downs of raising a child is grounding. Given proper tools and enlightenment, the task of discipline is filled with awe and wonder. For every parent, grandparent, and teacher of a toddler, Toddler Discipline for Every Age and Stage is an invaluable toolkit!”
— Kathryn Miller, Director, The Innovative School
“Through vivid vignettes and extensive theoretical grounding, Aubrey invites us to see toddlerhood with a fresh pair of eyes, to see young children in positive and compassionate ways. Aubrey’s warm, kind, and down-to-earth personality shines through the pages of this book, as she so gently and wisely accompanies you in your parenting journey. Her guidance is honest, practical, and reliable. In this book, Aubrey does not prescribe a one-size-fits-all approach, rather she makes room for you to choose an approach that best works for you. The book is one of a kind, and a must-read for anyone who is looking for effective guidance to navigate through toddlerhood.”
— Sid Mohandas, Doctoral Researcher, Middlesex University, London

About the Author 

Aubrey Hargis, MEd, is an experienced parent coach and educational consultant best known for her empathetic approach and appreciation for the magic of childhood. As the founder of the Child Development Institute of the Redwoods, she creates online courses and coaches parents in compassionate discipline techniques and Montessori education. Aubrey lives with her husband and two children under a blanket of San Francisco fog, where the coastal cliffs and nearby redwood trails are always beckoning for another adventure. Toddler Discipline for Every Age and Stage is her second book.