New First Three Years of Life: Completely Revised and Updated

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 1, 1995 - Family & Relationships - 384 pages
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The most important guide to the early childhood development of infants and toddlers ever written, from expert Burton L. White.

First published in 1975, The First Three Years of Life became an instant classic. Based on Burton White's thirty-seven years of observation and research, this detailed guide to the month-by-month mental, physical, social, and emotional development of infants and toddlers has supported and guided hundreds of thousands of parents. Now completely revised and updated, it contains the most accurate information and advice available on raising and nurturing the very young child. White gives parents real-world-tested advice on:

* Creating a stimulating environment for your infant and toddler
* Using effective, age-appropriate discipline techniques
* How to handle sleep problems
* What toys you should (and should not) buy
* How to encourage healthy social development
* How and when to toilet-train

No parent who cares about a child's well-being can afford to be without this book.
 

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Review: New First Three Years of Life: Completely Revised and Updated

User Review  - Isla McKetta - Goodreads

A good introduction to what to expect at various stages of early development (says the not--yet-parent). I actually appreciated how the same information was presented two ways, first in a chronological manner and then organized by type of development. Read full review

Review: New First Three Years of Life: Completely Revised and Updated

User Review  - Christine Hill - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book. While White can be a little judgemental, he has the research to back it up. What I especially like about the book is that White balances discipline and learning with fun ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
9
Birth to Six Weeks
18
Six to Fourteen Weeks
39
Three and a Half to Five an da Half Months
63
Five and a Half to Eight Months
85
Eight to Fourteen Months
114
Fourteen to Twentyfour Months
166
Twentyfour to Thirtysix Months
212
An Overview of Educational Developments During the First Three
241
Topics Related to Child Rearing
257
Other Issues
312
Concluding Remarks
343
Index
370
Copyright

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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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