Your School-Age Child

Your School-Age Child

by Lawrence Kutner
     
 

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Your School-Age Child, the third in Dr. Kutner's Parent & Child Series, covers everything from preparing your child for the first day of school to handling the peer pressures of preadolescence. Dr. Kutner also shares wisdom on how to solve problems at home, among friends, between siblings, and between you and your child. His practical and sage advice includes how to… See more details below

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Your School-Age Child, the third in Dr. Kutner's Parent & Child Series, covers everything from preparing your child for the first day of school to handling the peer pressures of preadolescence. Dr. Kutner also shares wisdom on how to solve problems at home, among friends, between siblings, and between you and your child. His practical and sage advice includes how to spot learning problems early; help your child make and keep friends; avoid spoiling your child; confront lying, cheating, and stealing; put a stop to tattling; deal with sports - how to nurture an athlete or help a klutz; and handle hero worship, especially when you don't approve of your child's hero! Helpful quick-reference boxes serve as "tool kits" for good parenting, and Dr. Kutner's advice is rich with lively anecdotes from his own experience with children - as both psychologist and parent.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Kutner's third entry in his four-part Parent & Child series places him firmly in the pantheon occupied by Spock, Brazelton, and Leach. A psychologist, Kutner writes a monthly child development column for Parents magazine and was "Parent and Child" columnist for the New York Times. He focuses here on the elementary-school years, which represent, "the first time in many families that a social institution has such profound effect on the parent-child relationship." In 10 succinct chapters, he covers subjects ranging from first-day-of-school jitters to peer pressure, concluding each section with enlightening, common-sense tips on dealing with specific problems. This, for example, on handling school-age children's growing demands for privacy: "Talk about privacy as a privilege, not a right.... Remind your children that even you have people-such as your employer and the Internal Revenue Service-checking whether you really did what you said you did." Kutner's writing is straightforward, warm, tuned in to both sides of the parent-child dynamic and enlivened by well placed, well aimed examples and often funny anecdotes. Parents encountering this series for the first time will wish they had known about Pregnancy and Your Baby's First Year and Toddlers and Preschoolers. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780380713547
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.28(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.65(d)

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