Just Tell Me What to Say: Simple Scripts for Perplexed Parents

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Harper Collins, Mar 17, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 256 pages
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Parents are often perplexed by their children's typical behaviors and inevitable questions. This down-to-earth guide provides "Tips and Scripts" for handling everything from sibling rivalry and the food wars to questions about death, divorce, sex, and "whyyyy?" Betsy Brown Braun blends humor with her expertise as a child development specialist, popular parent educator, and mother of triplets. Whatever your dilemma or child's question—from "How did the baby get in your tummy?" to "What does 'dead' mean?" to "It's not fair!"—Betsy offers the tools and confidence you need to explain the world to your growing child.

 

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I was amazed that this woman actually makes a living giving advice. Her advice is contradictory and just plain bad. I do not recommend this book. I started to write down all the things I didn't like about this book but there was just too much. Read full review

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OMG!!! This book had my husband and I cracking up. We are the parents of a six year old girl and the section on Swear words came at the appropiate time. The "WTH" is really popular right now and our ... Read full review

Contents

TOMMY JUST DOESNT LISTEN
21
ITS ALL MOLLYS FAULT
43
HOW MANY BITES TIL I CAN GET DESSERT?
61
GET YOUR FINGER OUT OF YOUR NOSE
81
ITS NOT FAIR
103
HOW DID THE BABY GET IN YOUR TUMMY?
127
Talking about Serious Illness
149
WHY IS MY GOLDFISH FLOATING IN THE TOILET?
167
MOMMY AND DADDY HAVE SOMETHING TO TELL YOU
189
IS THE FIRE GOING TO COME TO OUR HOUSE?
205
RELATED BOOKS FOR CHILDREN
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Betsy Brown Braun is the bestselling author of Just Tell Me What to Say, a renowned child development and behavior specialist, popular parent educator, and mother of adult triplets. She is a frequent speaker at educational and business conferences, has been a guest expert on Today, the Early Show, Good Morning America, and NPR, and has been cited in USA Today, the New York Times, Family Circle, Parents, Parenting, Cookie, and Woman's Day, among other publications. As the founder of Parenting Pathways, Inc., Betsy offers private consulting and parent seminars as well. She and her husband live in Pacific Palisades, California.

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