Raising a Happy, Unspoiled Child

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 1, 1995 - Family & Relationships - 256 pages
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REQUIRED READING FOR PARENTS WHO WANT TO GIVE THEIR CHILD THE BEST START IN LIFE

Must your charming five-month-old turn into a tiny terror? Are the "terrible twos" and public tantrums inevitable? Burton White, author of the classic The First Three Years of Life, doesn't think so. Basing his recommendations on thirty-seven years of research and observation, White shows how to bring up an independent, socially secure, and delightful child.

In his groundbreaking and easy-to-follow book, White takes parents through the normal development stages of their child's first thirty-six months, recommending the best ways to:

  • React to a child's intentional cry
  • Cope with stranger anxiety, separation anxiety, and sibling rivalry
  • Manage unacceptable behavior without causing emotional harm to a child or damaging the parent/child relationship
  • Handle challenging sleep situations, calm a cranky newborn, and deal with the toddler's fine art of the whine

All parents who want a peaceful, loving relationship with their child instead of a constant emotional tug-of-war will find that Raising a Happy, Unspoiled Child is the one book that must have a place on their shelf.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Sound but timeworn advice on how not to create a two-year-old brat from popular author White (A Parent's Guide to the First Three Years of Life, 1980). The terrible twos don't have to be, claims White ... Read full review

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About the author (1995)

BURTON L. WHITE is the director of the Center for Parent Education in Newton, Massachusetts, and the designer of the Missouri New Parents as Teachers Project. The father of four (now grown) children, he lives in Waban, Massachusetts.

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