Your Three Year Old: Friend or Enemy

Your Three Year Old: Friend or Enemy

by Louise Bates Ames, Frances L. Ilg
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Your Three Year Old: Friend or Enemy by Louise Bates Ames, Frances L. Ilg

A three-year-old is a real puzzle to parents, sometimes anxious to please and befriend, sometimes strong-willed and difficult to get along with. At the heart of the three-year-old’s personality is often an emotional insecurity—and this causes a host of problems for parents! Drs. Ames and Ilg, recognized authorities on child behavior and development, help parents understand what’s going on inside that three-year-old head, what problems children have, and how to cope with the toddler who is sometimes friend, sometimes enemy.
Included in this book:
• Jealousy of a new sibling
• Toilet training
• How to improve a child’s eating habits
• Friendships with peers
• Common fears
• Developing language skills
• Nursery school
• Books for parents and three-year-olds
“Louise Bates Ames and her colleagues synthesize a lifetime of observation of children, consultation, and discussion with parents. These books will help parents to better understand their children and will guide them through the fascinating and sometimes trying experiences of modern parenthood.”—Donald J. Cohen, M.D., Director, Yale Child Study Center, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology, Yale School of Medicine

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385291422
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/15/1980
Pages: 176

About the Author

Louise Bates Ames is a lecturer at the Yale Child Study Center and assistant professor emeritus at Yale University. She is co-founder of the Gesell Institute of Child Development and collaborator or co-author of three dozen or so books, including The First Five Years of Life, Infant and Child in the Culture of Today, Child Rorschach Responses, and the series Your One-Year-Old through Your Ten- to Fourteen-Year-Old. She has one child, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Frances L. Ilg wrote numerous books, including The Child from Five to Ten, Youth: The Years from Ten to Sixteen, and Child Behavior, before her death in 1981. She was also a co-founder of the Gesell Institute of Child Development at Yale.

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Your Three-Year Old 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Exceptionally helpful book - when I saw the title, I was certain it was written specifically for my child. Helped to make sense of that terribly challenging third year. When I understood the developmental issues, I could parent accordingly. We're no longer enemies!
Cheryl43 More than 1 year ago
Dr. Frances L. Ilg is one of the finest authors and researchers of childhood development I have ever had the pleasure of learning from. While she has passed her legacy lives on. I have been a fan for over 20 years and I encourage those involved with little one's -not to miss any of her books! You will be a better parent! My son gets a new copy with every year his son (my grandson) reaches another milestone birthday!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a superb book. Its simply written and enjoyable. I would love to have 'Your 7 year old, and so on. The book is timeless and so very helpful. If anyone knows of more books for 7 on up I would love to know.