The New Baby Answer Book

ISBN: 9781402218279

By: Janet GallantRobin Goldstein

Published: 03/10/2009

The New Baby Answer Book is a must-have shelf reference covering all the key parenting topics from birth to kindergarten, such as sleeping, eating, daycare, safety, discipline, fears, pre-school, independence, and more.

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When will my baby sleep through the night? • How much childproofing do I need? • How do I prevent temper tantrums? • When is my child ready to potty train? Is my baby "good"? Should I pick my baby up when he cries? What's the best way to introduce a new baby to an older sibling? Is co-sleeping with my child okay? Am I spoiling my child? How can I convince my child to try new foods? What should I do when my child argues with her friends? How do I encourage learning at home? The New Baby Answer Book is the easy way to find reassuring and authoritative answers to the most common (and often unexpected) questions about raising a young child. Covering all the key topics that come up during the first five years, this guide gives sound advice, immediate answers, and essential information on sleeping, eating, tantrums, day care, safety, discipline, fears, independence, and more. Written by a child development specialist and parenting coach, The New Baby Answer Book answers your most important questions, including: Is my child too dependent on me? Is sibling rivalry normal? How do I find a good babysitter? How can I teach my child to share? Does spanking really help? Am I over-scheduling my kindergartner? When should my child learn ABCs and numbers? What toys are best for my 4 to 5 year old? Written in an easy-to-read question-and-answer format, The New Baby Answer Book helps you make confident and informed decisions in the early years of your child's life.

About the Author

Janet Gallant

Robin Goldstein, Ph.D., is a specialist in child and adolescent development and a faculty member at Johns Hopkins University and at University of Virginia. She frequently leads seminars on parenting for corporations, and has been a guest on radio and television programs on NPR, Fox News, CNN, CBS, and others. As a private consultant, she advises educators on improving schools and helps parents with the everyday challenges of raising children. Dr. Goldstein has also contributed to parenting articles in magazines including Redbook, Working Mother, Parents, Good Housekeeping, Lifetime, ePregnancy, American Baby, and Child. Janet Gallant is a writer specializing in family issues and education. She is the author of several books, and is also a faculty member at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland. Janet Gallant and her husband have two sons.


Table of Contents


Chapter 1: The First Year
Chapter 2: Eating and Sleeping
Chapter 3: The Toddler Years: On the Go
Chapter 4: The Preschool Years: Discipline
Chapter 5: The Preschool Years: Playing Nice
Chapter 6: Imagination, Creativity, and Play
Chapter 7: Tricky Situations
Chapter 8: Growing Independence
Chapter 9: School Success
Chapter 10: Tough Questions
Chapter 11: Family Life with Young Children

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Format: Paperback

Length: 8 in
Width: 6 in
Weight: 14.88 oz
Page Count: 288 pages


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