Parenting with Reason: Evidence-Based Approaches to Parenting Dilemmas

Parenting with Reason: Evidence-Based Approaches to Parenting Dilemmas

by Esther Yoder Strahan, Wallace E. Dixon, Jr., J. Burton Banks
     
 

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ISBN-10: 041541329X

ISBN-13: 9780415413299

Pub. Date: 10/26/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Sometimes it feels as though everybody has an opinion on how you should bring up your child - and no two people seem to agree on how it should be done for the best! Parenting with Reason
cuts through the masses of confusing and often contradictory advice about parenting by providing hard evidence to back up the tough decisions all parents face. Unlike

Overview

Sometimes it feels as though everybody has an opinion on how you should bring up your child - and no two people seem to agree on how it should be done for the best! Parenting with Reason
cuts through the masses of confusing and often contradictory advice about parenting by providing hard evidence to back up the tough decisions all parents face. Unlike many self-help guides to parenting which are based on the opinion of one author, this book is based on many findings from scientific research, giving you a trustworthy, 'evidence-based' guide to help see your way through parenting dilemmas.

Written by a clinical psychologist, a developmental psychologist and a doctor of family medicine, the book looks at pressing questions such as: 'What should I do when my child acts up?', 'How can I get my baby to sleep through the night?' and 'How do I begin to toilet-train my child?' The authors, who are also parents themselves, debunk common myths about parenting, such as the notion that a healthy baby needs to be able to breastfeed at will throughout the night, or the idea that children who are adopted need specialized counselling. They also cover issues such as how children might be affected by seeing violence on television, how a parent's psychological health can affect their child, what the scientific evidence is for and against circumcision, and how divorce and adoption affect a child's development. The end of each chapter gives you 'The Bottom
Line', a handy summary of the key points of each issue.

This book is ideal for new or prospective parents, and paediatricians, family health providers and anyone who works with children and their parents will also find the book's objective, scientific approach useful in their work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415413299
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/26/2009
Series:
Parent and Child Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
452,361
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface: Author Biographies and Acknowledgements. A History of Science and Parenting Advice. Sleep and its Controversies. Breastfeeding vs. Bottle: Dilemmas in Infant Nutrition. Diet Dilemmas and Childhood Obesity. The "Mozart Effect," Baby Einsteins, and Other Media-related Myth Information. Understanding and Dealing with Temperament. Medical Decisions for the Faint of Heart. What Goes in Must Come Out: Medical Perspectives on Toilet Training. How to Discipline Your Child. Violence in the Media. Parents’ Psychological Health: Effects on Children. Your Child’s Psychological Health: Nurturing Strengths and Handling Problems. Neuropsychology for Parents: ADHD and Head Injuries. Parenting Adolescents: Handling the Transitions from Childhood to Adulthood. Children, Family Structure, and Life Choices. Who's Minding the Children? References.

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