Partnership Parenting: How Men and Women Parent Differently--Why It Helps Your Kids and Can Strengthen Your Marriage

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Hachette Books, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 240 pages
Men and women not only have naturally different communication styles, but unique approaches to parenting as well. While mothers tend to overprotect their kids, fathers tend to push them toward independence. And whereas many experts tend to advocate “a united front,” Drs. Kyle and Marsha Pruett reveal how Mom and Dad not always being on exactly the same page— which, initially, may seem to cause conflict— can actually strengthen the whole family.

Informed by the Pruetts' research and extensive experience with parents and children, Partnership Parenting offers a new outlook. In addition to fascinating biological insights, the book features strategies for negotiating common “landmine situations” from birth to age eight, from discipline and bedtime to helping kids with homework and teaching them responsibility.

With wisdom and humor, Partnership Parenting helps couples take advantage of their individual strengths to raise confident children while simultaneously improving their marriage.

 

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Contents

PART
3
Cuddling vs the Football Hold
15
Building a Partnership That Works
35
Managing Conflict and Fighting Fair
49
Valuing Your Spouses Contribution
65
Assumptions and Actions
79
PART
99
Care and Feeding
115
Coparenting and Sleeping Children
133
Safety
151
Education
169
For Divorce Prevention
191
Appendix 5 Parental Profile Answers
205
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About the author (2009)

Kyle Pruett, MD, a child psychiatrist at the Yale Child Study Center, is an award-winning author.

Marsha Kline Pruett, PhD, MSL, a professor at Smith College, has done landmark research on co-parenting.

They live in Northampton, Massachusetts, with their children.

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