Your Three-year-old: Friend Or Enemy

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Dell, 1980 - Family & Relationships - 176 pages
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A three-year-old is a real puzzle to parents, sometimes anxious to please and befriend, sometimes strong-willed and difficult to get along with. At the heart of the three-year-old's personality is often an emotional insecurity—and this causes a host of problems for parents! Drs. Ames and Ilg, recognized authorities on child behavior and development, help parents understand what's going on inside that three-year-old head, what problems children have, and how to cope with the toddler who is sometimes friend, sometimes enemy.

Included in this book:
• Jealousy of a new sibling
• Toilet training
• How to improve a child's eating habits
• Friendships with peers
• Common fears
• Developing language skills
• Nursery school
• Books for parents and three-year-olds

“Louise Bates Ames and her colleagues synthesize a lifetime of observation of children, consultation, and discussion with parents. These books will help parents to better understand their children and will guide them through the fascinating and sometimes trying experiences of modern parenthood.”—Donald J. Cohen, M.D., Director, Yale Child Study Center, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology, Yale School of Medicine
 

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Amazing 70s pictures, and some frill-free advice. - Goodreads
The tips and advice were not helpful. - Goodreads
Good introduction to this stage of child development. - Goodreads
The anachronistic advice is often silly, but any - Goodreads
And you get an occasional laugh from outdated "advice". - Goodreads
Not the kind of advice I was looking for. - Goodreads

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I'm done with these books. Although it has some helpful information in it about normal development, the writing is seriously outdated. This one actually told me the best technique for handling my 3 1 ... Read full review

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I'm done with these books. Although it has some helpful information in it about normal development, the writing is seriously outdated. This one actually told me the best technique for handling my 3 1 ... Read full review

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Contents

Characteristics of the Age
1
Techniques
26
Accomplishments and Abilities
41
The ThreeYearOld Birthday Party
72
The Childs Mind or How He Sees the World
91
Individuality
108
Stories from Real Life
126
APPENDIXES
153
Copyright

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About the author (1980)

Louise Bates Ames is a lecturer at the Yale Child Study Center and assistant professor emeritus at Yale University. She is co-founder of the Gesell Institute of Child Development and collaborator or co-author of three dozen or so books, including The First Five Years of Life, Infant and Child in the Culture of Today, Child Rorschach Responses, and the series Your One-Year-Old through Your Ten- to Fourteen-Year-Old. She has one child, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
 
Frances L. Ilg wrote numerous books, including The Child from Five to Ten, Youth: The Years from Ten to Sixteen, and Child Behavior, before her death in 1981. She was also a co-founder of the Gesell Institute of Child Development at Yale.

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