It's a Baby Boy!: The Unique Wonders and Special Nature of Your Son from Pregnancy to Two Years

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What to Do Once You Know . . . It's a Boy!

From the acclaimed Gurian Institute comes a practical, science-based book for raising your little boy. The book shows how to understand the core nature of your boy and how to nourish him through problems of crying, fussing, eating, sleeping, attaching, and other key issues during the first twelve months of life. Warm-hearted stories and tips from real moms and dads offer a preview of what's to come for your boy as he becomes a toddler, ...

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Overview

What to Do Once You Know . . . It's a Boy!

From the acclaimed Gurian Institute comes a practical, science-based book for raising your little boy. The book shows how to understand the core nature of your boy and how to nourish him through problems of crying, fussing, eating, sleeping, attaching, and other key issues during the first twelve months of life. Warm-hearted stories and tips from real moms and dads offer a preview of what's to come for your boy as he becomes a toddler, preschool kid, prepubescent, and beyond.

"Told with gentle humor and with stories and wisdom gleaned from personal and professional experience, It's a Baby Boy! is not only the best 'how to' on raising your little boy but also captures the magic and challenge of parenting."
Pam Silverstein, MD, FACOG, obstetrician-gynecologist, and founder of WomanHealth

"It's a Baby Boy! is a comprehensive, easy-to-read book for parents that explains the basic structure, functioning, and uniqueness of the male brain. If you are raising a baby boy, you need to read this book!"
Stephen J. Bavolek, PhD, author, The Nurturing Parenting Program; executive director, Family Nurturing Centers, International

"It's a Baby Boy! is a very readable, model-specific manual that provides gems of research and insight from experienced parents and medical professionals. If you are preparing for a new baby boy or have a friend or relative with a son, this book will be a delight."
Lynne H. Williams, MD, coauthor, The Too Precious Child

"It's a Baby Boy! is thoughtfully research-based, yet perceptively practical for any parent who has just been blessed by the gift of a boy. Parents will close the book truly understanding why boys and girls are different in so many ways, and how to nurture the nature of their son."
Fay E. Brown, PhD, director, Child and Adolescent Development, School Development Program, Yale University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470243381
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/27/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 982,264
  • Product dimensions: 5.69 (w) x 7.46 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Stacie Bering, MD, is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist who has practiced and taught obstetrics and gynecology for twenty-five years in Spokane, Washington, where she skis and travels with her husband, Jeffry, and their grown children Cassie and Zack.

Adie Goldberg, ACSW, MEd, is a board-certified social worker who has been a psychiatric social worker at WomanHealth, an OB-GYN practice, for twenty years and is certified at the Gurian Institute. She lives in Spokane, Washington, with her husband and youngest daughter, Chloe.

Michael Gurian is the founder of the Gurian Institute and one of the pioneers in the boys' movement. He is the author of The Minds of Boys, The Wonder of Boys, Boys and Girls Learn Differently, and The Purpose of Boys. He lives in Spokane, Washington, with his wife and two daughters.

The Gurian Institute is committed to providing both science-based information and practical and relevant applications for everyday life. The staff of certified trainers helps to build self-sufficiency in communities. To learn more, please visit www.gurianinstitute.com.

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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction: It's a Baby Boy!

1. The Boy Inside You.

2. His First Year.

3. Gazing into the Future: Toddler and Preschool Boys.

4. A Baby Boy Is a Family Affair! Circles of Support

Sources.

Resources for Parents of Boys.

The Gurian Institute.

About the Authors.

Index.

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  • Posted May 26, 2009

    The Perfect Baby Gift

    I am absolutely delighted with the gift books, IT'S A BABY BOY and IT'S A BABY GIRL now available from the Gurian Institute. These wonderful little books will now make it possible for me to give new parents the advantage of well-researched knowledge, personal stories and helpful suggestions for the parenting tasks they now begin..all in a most accessible format. Thanks to Michael Gurian, Stacie Bering and Adie Goldberg for an alternative to fuzzy blankets and stuffed toys!

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