Partnership Parenting: How Men and Women Parent Differently--Why It Helps Your Kids and Can Strengthen Your Marriage [NOOK Book]

Overview


Men and women not only have naturally different communication styles, but unique approaches to parenting as well. While mothers tend to overprotect their kids, fathers tend to push them toward independence. And whereas many experts tend to advocate “a united front,” Drs. Kyle and Marsha Pruett reveal how Mom and Dad not always being on exactly the same page— which, initially, may seem to cause conflict— can actually strengthen the whole family.

Informed by the Pruetts’ research...

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Partnership Parenting: How Men and Women Parent Differently--Why It Helps Your Kids and Can Strengthen Your Marriage

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Overview


Men and women not only have naturally different communication styles, but unique approaches to parenting as well. While mothers tend to overprotect their kids, fathers tend to push them toward independence. And whereas many experts tend to advocate “a united front,” Drs. Kyle and Marsha Pruett reveal how Mom and Dad not always being on exactly the same page— which, initially, may seem to cause conflict— can actually strengthen the whole family.

Informed by the Pruetts’ research and extensive experience with parents and children, Partnership Parenting offers a new outlook. In addition to fascinating biological insights, the book features strategies for negotiating common “landmine situations” from birth to age eight, from discipline and bedtime to helping kids with homework and teaching them responsibility.

With wisdom and humor, Partnership Parenting helps couples take advantage of their individual strengths to raise confident children while simultaneously improving their marriage.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786745982
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,230,866
  • File size: 720 KB

Meet the Author


Kyle Pruett, MD, a child psychiatrist at the Yale Child Study Center, is an award-winning author.

Marsha Kline Pruett, PhD, MSL, a professor at Smith College, has done landmark research on co-parenting.

They live in Northampton, Massachusetts, with their children.

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  • Posted July 18, 2011

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    Great For New Parents

    I became a mother 2 months ago, and have already found this book the be more help than I could ever have imagined. It has taught me to accept help from those around me, and more importantly is showing me the value of how my husband parents our son. It has allowed me to breathe a little easier when things aren't happening exactly as I would like, or exactly the way I would do them myself. Definitely worth a read for any parent, especially new parents or parents of young children.

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