Parenting For Dummies

Parenting For Dummies

by Sandra Hardin Gookin, Dan Gookin

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764554186
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/20/2002
Series: For Dummies Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 408
Sales rank: 309,355
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Sandra Hardin Gookin serves as a parenting expert for Parents Magazine and Working Mother Magazine.

Dan Gookin wrote the international bestseller DOS For Dummies. They have four sons.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

About This Book.

Foolish Assumptions.

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 Prouvéd 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.

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Parenting For Dummies 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
aadyer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Absolutely superb. Covers every aspect that you can think of. Invaluable.