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Parenting For Dummies

Parenting For Dummies by Sandra Hardin Gookin
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We humans are pretty clever. We’ve mastered fire, inventedthe wheel, calculated the age of the Universe, sent people to theMoon, built machines that think, and cracked the genome. Soyou’d think that with all our smarts, somebody would’vecome up with a surefire formula for raising kids. Maybethat’s because every child, like every parent, is anindividual, and no two parent-child relationships are ever thesame. So, you can give up any notions of being a perfect parent.But, you can learn to keep the big mistakes to a minimum and makethe parenting enterprise easier and more rewarding for yourchildren and you. Which is where this book comes in.

Whether you’re child is a newborn, a teen, or somewherein-between, Parenting For Dummies gives you the scoop onparenting basics. From dealing with a crying baby and pottytraining, to building self-esteem and talking with them about sex,it offers a gold mine of up-to-date advice and guidance on howto:

  • Learn to communicate with your kids
  • Develop a good relationship with your kids
  • Keep your kids safe and healthy
  • Help your kids grow up to be good people
  • Keep your cool and control their behavior
  • Discipline constructively and with a minimum of stress
  • Build self-esteem in your children
  • Avoid committing the parenting sins your parents taughtyou

Experts Sandy and Dan Gookin—she’s the parentingexpert for Parents Magazine and Working MotherMagazine and he’s a father of four—avoid thepsychological hype and medical terminology and give you thestraight poop on all aspects of child-rearing, including:

  • Speaking and listening to kids
  • The importance of being consistent
  • Keeping a sense of humor
  • Dealing with babies
  • Childhood growth and development
  • Health and nutrition
  • Kids’ changing physical needs
  • Developing a good person

Written by parents for parents, Parenting For Dummiesgives you the know-how and skills you need to be the parent ofhealthy, happy kids.

Wiley; May 2011
408 pages; ISBN 9781118069738
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Title: Parenting For Dummies
Author: Sandra Hardin Gookin; Dan Gookin
 
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0764554182
9780764554186
9781118069738
9781118071410