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Whether you’re child is a newborn, a teen, or somewhere in-between, Parenting For Dummies gives you the scoop on parenting basics. From dealing with a crying baby and potty training, to building self-esteem and talking with them about sex, it offers a gold mine of up-to-date advice and guidance on how to:
Experts Sandy and Dan Gookin—she’s the parenting expert for Parents Magazine and Working Mother Magazine and he’s a father of four—avoid the psychological hype and medical terminology and give you the straight poop on all aspects of child-rearing, including:
Written by parents for parents, Parenting For Dummies gives you the know-how and skills you need to be the parent of healthy, happy kids.
About This Book.
How This Book Is Organized.
Part I The Basic Stuff You Must Know.
Part II: Dealing with Babies.
Part III: Getting Down to the Nitty Gritty: Your Child's Physical Needs.
Part IV: Seeing to Your Child's Health and Safety.
Part V: Handling Your Child's Behavior.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Icons Used in This Book.
Where to Go from Here.
PART I: THE BASIC STUFF YOU MUST KNOW.
Chapter 1: Winning the Parenting Game.
Chapter 2: Guidelines for Co-Parenting (The Two-Party System).
Chapter 3: Being a Consistent Parent.
Chapter 4: Following Through.
Chapter 5: The Art of Keeping Your Cool.
Chapter 6: Behavior Management.
PART II: DEALING WITH BABIES.
Chapter 7: Holding and Handling the Baby.
Chapter 8: Breastfeeding vs. Bottlefeeding.
Chapter 9: The Diaper Thing.
Chapter 10: Just for Babies: Sleeping, Bathing, Tools, and Baby Traits.
Chapter 11: Infant Health Concerns.
Chapter 12: The Growth and Developmental Stuff.
PART III: GETTING TO THE NITTY GRITTY: YOUR CHILD'S PHYSICAL NEEDS.
Chapter 13: Understanding Food and Nutrition.
Chapter 14: The Joys and Perils of Bathtime.
Chapter 15: Sleep, Glorious Sleep.
Chapter 16: Potty Training Perfected.
PART IV: SEEING TO YOUR CHILD'S HEALTH AND SAFETY.
Chapter 17: Health and Hygiene (12 months-24 months).
Chapter 18: Going to the Doctor.
Chapter 19: Making Life Safer.
Chapter 20: Finding Good Childcare.
PART V: HANDLING'S YOUR CHILD'S BEHAVIOR.
Chapter 21: Raising Your Child (12-24 months).
Chapter 22: Communicating with Your Child.
Chapter 23: Your New Big Job: Teacher (12 pages).
Chapter 24: Social Skills to Be Proud Of.
Chapter 25: Punishment and Discipline.
Chapter 26: Squelching Squabbling Siblings.
PART VI: THE PART OF TENS.
Chapter 27: Ten Things to Do Every Day.
Chapter 28: Ten Things for Your Conscience to Whisper in Your Ear.
Chapter 29: Ten Great Resources for Parents.
Posted January 5, 2003
Excellent reference for an easy, quick read. Useful and practical helpful tips from a mother with obvious experience. Who cares about credentials. This woman has 4 kids and her practical advice was well worth the money.
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