From the creators of the original, bestselling children's "issue" series, First Time Books®, comes a practical, down-to-earth guide to handling the very toughest parenting challenges.
Combining humor with the trademark homespun common sensibility that parents have come to depend upon from Stan and Jan Berenstain, each chapter of The Bear Essentials covers a specific tricky or worrisome passage of child-rearing.
For example, "No Two Alike" is about promoting individuality and self-esteem. "Weighing in on Obesity" deals with one of the most serious and rapidly emerging problems among the under 12 set. "Expletives Deleted—Please!" helps parents cope with foul language.
Two books suggest ways that parents can approach challenging topics with their children. The team behind the Berenstain Bears present The Bear Essentials: Everything Today's Hard-Pressed Parent Needs to Know About Bringing Up Happy, Healthy Kids by Stan and Jan Berenstain. Chapters about peer pressure, sex, TV watching and even finances open with an excerpt from the bestselling books, followed by simple rules of thumb by the wise authors. Full-color spot illustrations of Brother and Sister Bear balance with sepia-toned scenes of human families working through challenges. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.