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Parenting on the Go: Birth to Six, A to Z

Book Description

What is the most treasured resource for families with young children? Time. Between keeping house, shopping, doing chores, and getting everyone to work and school—let alone fitting in family meals, fun activities, and much-needed downtime—being a parent can require major feats of scheduling. While parents don't always have hours to pore over parenting books, they could use short, to-the-point advice on the challenges they confront every day.

Now, for today's busy families, child-development expert and bestselling author David Elkind offers Parenting on the Go: an authoritative, accessible guide for parents of infants and young children. Elkind has long been praised for his timely, resonant responses to key child-rearing issues. Here, with characteristic insight and comforting sensibility, he offers practical answers to more than 100 common parenting questions, on topics from A to Z, including:
Attention Deficit Disorders
Back-to-School Blues
Child-Proofing the Computer
Empathy in Children
Homework
Manners and Morals
Only Children
Sibling Rivalry
Time-Outs
and much more.

Praise for David Elkind

"The Power of Play should be considered one of the primers for good parenting."—Chicago Parent

"[O]ffers excellent perspectives on children, parents, and culture . . . this powerful book is essential reading."—Library Journal on The Hurried Child

"Elkind . . . is a child-study specialist of eminent common sense . . . whom parents would do well to heed."—Publishers Weekly

Table of Contents

  1. Contents
  2. Introduction
  3. A
    1. Acid Reflux
    2. Allergies
    3. Apps for Toddlers
    4. Argue, Children Who
    5. Assemble Kids’ Toys?
    6. Athletes, Young
    7. Attachment, Understanding
    8. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    9. Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  4. B
    1. Baby in the Car
    2. Baby-Proofing Your Home
    3. Baby Teeth
    4. Back-to-School Blues
    5. Backpacks, The Burden Of
    6. Bad Seed, The Proverbial
    7. Bad Theories, Bad Effects
    8. Bad Words, When Children Use
    9. Bathtub Safety
    10. Big Events, Children At
    11. Birth Date and School Entrance
    12. Biting
    13. Brain, The Moral
  5. C
    1. Chores for Tots
    2. Communication with Children, Good
    3. Computer, Child-Proofing The
    4. Computers and Preschoolers
    5. Coping Skills, Teaching and Modeling
    6. Count Your Blessings
    7. Creative Thinking, Nourishing
    8. Crying, Decoding Infant
  6. D
    1. Day Care Centers
    2. Death, Talking with Young Children About
    3. Developmental Differences
    4. Discipline
    5. Divorce, Effects upon Children
    6. Dyslexia
  7. E
    1. Ear Infections
    2. Education, Preschool
    3. Emergencies, Preparing Children For
    4. Empathy in Children
  8. F
    1. Family Day Care
    2. Fantasy, The Uses Of
    3. Fears and Rituals
    4. Feelings
    5. Flu, The
    6. Food Strikes
  9. G
    1. Gender Differences
    2. Gender Identity
    3. Gifted and Talented Children
    4. Grandparents
  10. H
    1. Halloween Fun and Safety
    2. Handedness
    3. Happiness, What Children Will Need Most For
    4. Head Bumps
    5. High-Energy Children
    6. Home-Schooling
    7. Homework
  11. I
    1. Illness, Talking with Children About
    2. Infant Intelligence
    3. Infant Signing
    4. Instructing Young Children, Tips On
    5. Intuitions, Wrong
  12. J
    1. Job Loss and Family Stress
    2. Junk Food Addiction
  13. K
    1. Kindergarten, Full-Day
    2. Knowing vs. Understanding
  14. L
    1. Learning Styles and Temperaments
    2. Lisping
  15. M
    1. Manners and Morals
    2. Mathematical Education, Early
    3. Mature Moms
    4. Military Children
    5. Money, Educating Children About
    6. Multiple Births
    7. Music for Preemies
  16. N
    1. Naps, The Importance Of
    2. Nature and Nurture
    3. Night Terrors
    4. Noisy Little Children
    5. Nursing Styles, Infant
  17. O
    1. Only Children
    2. Over-Parenting, Overcoming
  18. P
    1. Parent Nostalgia
    2. Parent Stress
    3. Parent Warfare
    4. Parenting, The Basic Rule Of
    5. Parenting Fads
    6. Parenting, Some Wrong Ideas About
    7. Parenting Styles
    8. Parenting Styles, Conflicting
    9. Parents, Gourmet
  19. Q
    1. Questions, Answering Children’s
  20. R
    1. Reading, Teaching Babies
    2. Religious Development
    3. Responsibility, Teaching
    4. Routines
  21. S
    1. Sand Play, The Lessons Of
    2. School Readiness
    3. School Refusal
    4. Scouting
    5. Second Languages, Learning
    6. Security Blankets
    7. Self-Esteem
    8. Sesame Street
    9. Sex Education
    10. Sexualized Too Soon
    11. Sharing
    12. Sibling Rivalry
    13. Sick Children, Stories For
    14. Sleep Issues: The First Six Months
    15. Sleep Issues: The Second Six Months
    16. Sleep Training Methods
    17. Social Exclusion
    18. Spanking
    19. Special Needs Children
    20. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
    21. Summer Safety
    22. Swimming Classes, Infant
  22. T
    1. Talking, Late
    2. Teaching by Listening
    3. Television, Young Children And
    4. Temper Tantrums
    5. Temperamental Differences
    6. Terrible Twos
    7. Thoughtless Comments by Adults
    8. Time-Outs
    9. Toilet Training, Early
    10. Toy Play, Sex Differences In
    11. Toys, The Best for Young Children
    12. Traumatic Events
  23. U
    1. Understanding, Too Much
  24. V
    1. Vaccinating—or Not
  25. W
    1. Weaning
    2. Words Parents Don’t Like to Hear
  26. Z
    1. Zoos for Children