Joyful Toddlers and Preschoolers: Create a Life that You and Your Child Both Love by Faith Collins

Imagine a life where your toddler or preschooler is happy to do what you ask, and is able to recover and move on, easily, when disappointed.

Imagine getting all of your housework done while your child plays, or happily helps alongside you.

And imagine feeling confident in your skills to help young children navigate the waters of social interactions with one another.

“These things are possible for both parent and child,” asserts Faith Collins, author of Joyful Toddlers and Preschoolers, even if a child is extra sensitive, demanding, needy, belligerent, or all at the same time.

Collins is a preschooler teacher, parent coach and mother, who has witnessed such results repeatedly over many years. Her book is a treasury that provides readers with powerful, easy and positive tools to achieve profound harmony in their own families.

The focus and unique contribution of this book is the principle of a mutually-responsive relationship. Mutually responsive means that both people respond quickly and positively to each other, even―and especially―when they cannot do what the other person wants. In a warm and easygoing style, the author guides parents and caregivers in establishing and maintaining such relationship with their young ones, creating the basis for discipline, education, socialization and a happier life together. Helping our children to develop the skills of mutually-responsive relationship becomes a game-changer in all parent-child dynamics.

Faith Collins (M.A. in Early Childhood Studies from Roehampton Univ., London) is a parenting coach and classroom teacher dedicated to supporting relationships with the young children in our lives. Her work is inspired by the pedagogy of Rudolf Steiner and the experience of Waldorf education. She lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and young daughter, where she is Pedagogical Director for the Rocky Mountain LifeWays Training. Her blog and popular online classes are available at

Updated: March 7, 2018 — 9:50 am

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