Ask An Expert: Answers Every Parent Needs to Know

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Penguin, Jul 20, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 256 pages
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Find the answers to all your questions on raising children from 0-16 with expert tips and problem-solving strategies.

When it comes to understanding children's behaviour and helping them grow into happy and confident individuals well-prepared for adult life, it pays to follow the advice and wisdom of Tanya Byron, expert professionals - and parents who know what it's like to raise children.

Find out how to tame a toddler tantrum, the right amount of TV time for kids and how to encourage your child's independence. Packed with hundreds of real-life questions, answered with up-to-date information and knowledge, this expert guide covers everything you need to know, from babies to teenagers. It's like having your own parenting expert on call throughout your child's life.

Find the answers to all your questions on raising children from 0-16 with expert tips and problem-solving strategies.When it comes to understanding children's behaviour and helping them grow into happy and confident individuals well-prepared for adult life, it pays to follow the advice and wisdom of Tanya Byron, expert professionals - and parents who know what it's like to raise children.

 

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Contents

Welcome to the world 12
12
Bonding 18
18
Feeding sleeping and crying 23
23
Will we ever get better at this? 31
31
Early learning 38
38
Hes on the move 42
42
Toddler challenges 48
48
Is my child ready? 54
54
Firm friends 137
137
Extra effort 140
140
Staying connected 148
148
How can I get them to help? 152
152
Distressing times 156
156
Screen time 161
161
Making the transition 168
168
Tactics for tests 174
174

What kind of parent are you? 58
58
Why is he obsessed with blue? 62
62
Why play? 65
65
My toddler bites 70
70
How do I expand his diet? 74
74
Is she OK? 77
77
And then there were two 82
82
Starting school 88
88
The birds and the bees 93
93
Learning difficulties 98
98
My childs a genius 104
104
She wont eat her greens 108
108
The odd one out? 112
112
Family bonding 117
117
Brothers and sisters 121
121
Run jump and play 125
125
Why doesnt she like school? 132
132
Shes starting puberty 178
178
Lazybones or workaholic? 185
185
Whats the fallout? 190
190
Their time online 197
197
Wannabe? 203
203
Giving and getting respect 210
210
Testing times? 216
216
Highs and lows 221
221
She wont eat 226
226
When should I let go? 231
231
Who am I? 234
234
Sex drugs rock and roll 238
238
Moving on to responsibility 244
244
Glossary 248
248
Resources 250
250
Index and acknowledgments 252
252
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