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Why should today's parents read yet another pediatric advice book?

What's changed about babies in the last 30 years? Nothing. What's

changed about parents? Plenty. Today both work. Grandparents

retire to the sunbelt and aren't around to ...

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Overview

Why should today's parents read yet another pediatric advice book?

What's changed about babies in the last 30 years? Nothing. What's

changed about parents? Plenty. Today both work. Grandparents

retire to the sunbelt and aren't around to help. And that terrific

neighbor who pitched in when you grew up is hard to find today.

Dan Heller, a celebrated Boston pediatrician, saw parents becoming

significantly more anxious and less confident about their child-

rearing skills. He poo-pooed today's medical system that eschews

common sense and favors dependence on pediatricians, pediatric

specialists and consultants. He wanted parents to relax and enjoy

bringing up children, to understand that most childhood issues are

within the realm of normal.

He called himself "Crazy Dr. Heller" and this book is his legacy--

very sane advice that can make a difference in your parenting.

Daniel G. Heller, MD practiced pediatrics for 28 years before his death in

November, 2004. He graduated from Columbia College and New York

University Medical Center and completed residency at Massachusetts

General Hospital for Children. Board certified in pediatrics and pediatric

nephrology, he was an assistant clinical professor at Harvard Medical

School and loved teaching medical students, residents and parents.

Nancy S. Heller, MSW, JD is a pediatric practice administrator in Brookline,

Massachusetts where she served on the School Committee for several

years. Her legal and social work concentrated on children's issues, like

foster care, adoption, child abuse. Her three children are grown, and she

has one grandson, named for his late grandfather.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595679645
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/19/2007
  • Pages: 268
  • Sales rank: 1,099,112
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2013

    Shinx's Light By Jaysoar/Shinx

    Chapter Three: A Uninvited Guest<br>


    <p>Shinx laid down, trembling and exhausted. He have been running for hours now from his home and his betraying friend, Pikachu, along with two other pokemon. His eyes gleamed in fear everytime he thinks of Pikachu; a murderer behind his cute reflection.<br>


    <p>What did Pikachu ever did to Shinx?<br>


    <p>Still, Shinx's mother is dead so he must live on his own. He gets back up and looks for a den on the open briar field, but found nothing. Sadly, Shinx padded forward.<br>


    <p>It's now sun-high and Shinx still didn't find a home. After walking out of the briar field, he found a den; a huge one on the side of the rock in a forest.<br>


    <p>Shinx ran inside, releived that he finally found a home. With one happy sigh, he laid down and clses his eyes.<br>


    <p>"Hey! Get out of my home!"<br>


    <p>Shinx's head shot up with very sleepy eyes. A female Eevee was at the entrance of the den, hissing with rage. Shinx jumped up and landed on four paws, hissing back without hesitating.<br>


    <p>"Who the heck are you?!" The Eevee hissed. "I'm Shinx!" Shinx answered proudly, but still hold his position. "What are you doing in my home?!" Eevee snarled. "Get out!!" Shinx gasped. "But you don't understand!" He yelled. "I understand perfectly, get out!" Eevee inturrupted. "No, I can't find a home!" Shinx cried out. "Well, you can't just come in here and take my home! Get out or I'll make you!" Eevee pointed out feircely. "Wait-" Shinx was about to say, but then Eevee's gaze burn against his pelt. "Why would a wandering kitten like you go far away from your parents?!" Eevee demanded. "I don't have parents! They're both dead!!!!!" Shinx choked out, tears coming out of his eyes.<br>


    <p>Eevee stiffened a gasp. "How?" She hissed. "Well, Luxray, my mother, told me that when I was very young, my father was killed by a Raichu. Then, Luxray was killed by..." a shiver went through Shinx as he remembered Pikachu's betrayal and the murder of Luxray. "...by starvation." Shinx lied.<br>


    <p>"My parents were too..." Eevee murmured, flattening her ears. "H-how?" Shinx gasped. "...A Arcanine. Somehow, a Torchic was there too."<br>


    <p>Shinx let the memories flow back; the Torchic, the Arcanine, the death of his mother... "Tell me how they did it." Shinx demanded.<br>


    <p>"Okay." Eevee sat down and began. "It was night-time. I was young when my parents were killed. My mother and father slept with my beside a tree, where we live. Then it happened. A Torchic came out of nowhere and stuck me to the ground with one of her talons. I struggled but I can't slip free. Then, a Arcanine came in and bite on my father's shoulder. I saw so much blood then I ever saw. My mother waked up instantly then Arcanine sank his fangs into her throat. Torchic grabbed me by the talons and threw me away painfully. I was forced to live by my own rules now..."<br>


    <p>"I get it now." Shinx meowed. "I'm Shinx. What's yours?"<br>


    <p>Alright, I want to continue, but I can't break the rules. I might be in third place because this isn't really my best story I ever did, but still pretty good. The story wil get better soon, I promise. Who knows, I might make the same story on the computer. :)<br>


    <p>Well, thanks for reading my story. I didn't work hard on it at all really. I might even continue it after the contest so I can work on it again! Yay! :D I don't really care for what place I am in. I is important is that I had fun!!!!! See ya!!<br>


    <p>-Jaysoar

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2007

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    Should be required reading for ANYONE involved in the care of children. This volume is a long-needed commonsense guide to the wonders and challenges of childhood, certain to be enjoyed by both parents and professionals. As a practicing pediatrician in New York City for nearly 20 years, I can state unequivocally that this is the most useful, informative and throroughly enjoyable book related to the practice of pediatrics that I have ever read. Here's hoping it finds its way into every bookstore and every language possible - Dr. Dan Heller's wit, wisdom and good humor are a gift to be celebrated over and over again.

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