Geared to the special needs of teenage parents, this book helps young moms and dads face the challenges of raising a toddler, such as understanding and dealing with developmental stages, illness, and constant activity. More than 100 young parents talk not only about parenting, but about meeting their own needs such as developing a close relationship with another person while parenting a toddler, handling the complications of extended family living, dealing with day-to-day crises, and planning for their futures. Toddlerhood is divided into six-month intervals, covering subjects such as language development, emotions, weaning, reading, mealtime, the father-child relationship, sleep, potty training, health, and safety. Related discussions pertaining to the personal life of teen parents include dating, marriage, divorce, family planning, and financial responsibility.