Parenting For Dummies

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Wiley, Aug 30, 1995 - Family & Relationships - 397 pages
" A book all parents need to read." — Dr. Mary Jo Shaw, Pediatrician and Mother of Three "Parenting For Dummies skips the long-winded theories and explanations and cuts to the chase, giving practical, wise parenting advice …" — Deborah A. Wilburn, Senior Editor, Working Mother Magazine "The overall tone of the book is wonderful … the helpful hints are terrific." — Diana Korte, Contributing Writer, Mothering Magazine

Your Essential Parenting Reference for the next millennium!

This book is for You if you have kids, would like to have kids, know someone who has kids, live next door to someone who has kids, or were, at one time or another, a kid. You know that being a parent is a tough, yet rewarding job with long hours, no salary or benefits, and no instruction manual. Everywhere you turn there's some dull book on parenting techniques written by someone who may not even have kids! The help you need is here in Parenting For DummiesŪ, written by parents for parents! Get the inside scoop on parenting basics for dealing with everyday issues like discipline, potty training, finding good day care, dealing with bathtime, bedtime, and more.

Inside, you'll discover how to:

  • Use the friendly advice for dealing with kids from newborns to pre-teens
  • Find helpful hints that only an experienced parent can offer
  • Discover answers to the most common parenting questions
  • Uncover tips for dealing with cranky babies, dining out, and squabbling siblings
  • Create guidelines for co-parenting (the two-party system)
  • Communicate effectively with your children
  • Uncover suggestions for household rules and other parenting dos and don'ts

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Contents

The Basic Important Stuff
7
Communicating with Your Child
21
Being a Consistent Parent
37
Follow Through
45
Behavior Management
55
Getting to the Nitty Gritty
61
Your New Job Teacher
71
Making a Safer Lifestyle
83
Help for Desperate Parents
203
Guidelines for CoParenting The TwoParty System
205
Social Skills to Be Proud Of
219
Finding Good Child Care
231
Going to the Doctor
247
Health and Hygiene
261
Punishment and Discipline
275
Squelching Squabbling Siblings
293

Understanding Food and Nutrition
99
The Joys and Perils of Bathtime
113
The Joys and Perils of Bedtime
123
beating vUith Babies
135
The Diaper Thing
141
Breastfeeding vs Bottlefeeding
149
Cranky Babies
163
Tools of the Trade
173
Watching Baby Grow
191
The Part of Tens
301
Ten General Household Rules
307
Ten Choking Hazards
315
Ten Things Youve Heard Your Parents Say
323
The Appendixes
325
Child Care
337
Index
351
Copyright

About the author (1995)

About the Author Sandra Hardin Gookin holds a degree in Speech Communications from Oklahoma State University. Her background in communications has been the basis for her theories on parenting. That … and lots of experience resulting in parenting methods that work. About the Editor Dan Gookin has written more than 30 books on computers, translated into over 25 languages. He wrote the international bestseller DOS For DummiesŪ and many other bestselling …For DummiesŪ titles. Dan holds a degree in communications from the University of California at San Diego. Dan and Sandra are the proud parents of four boys and live in Idaho.

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