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Top 50 Questions Kids Ask (3rd through 5th Grade)

ISBN: 9781402219160

By: Susan Bartell

Published: 02/28/2010

If you’re the parent of a seven- to eleven-year-old, there’s no doubt you’ve heard them already—and there are countless more to come.

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Praise for the Top 50 Questions Kids Ask

“If you’ve ever been stumped by a question your child has asked you, this book will help. Dr. Bartell identifies the ‘hot-button’ questions that consistently come up and actually provides the best possible answers to those questions so parents don't have to come up with them on their own on the spur of the moment”
—Elisa Ast All, co-founder, iParenting Media and executive editor, Disney Mom & Family Portfolio

“Finally, a book that answers all those questions we parents go in a cold sweat about! Dr. Susan tackles the tough ones such as money, shyness, siblings and religion. Plus, we get the psychology behind it all to better understand our kids. You'll find yourself using this book every day.”
—Pam Atherton, journalist and host of “A Closer Look” radio talk show

“Tremendous, reassuring wisdom in an easy to access format!”
—Grace Housholder, editor, Great Fort Wayne (Indiana) Family magazine

“Bill Cosby was correct—kids do say the darndest things. They also ask the darndest questions. What a stroke of brilliance to have captured these questions and then to provide parents with the best way to respond to each. Dr. Susan Bartell has once again found a way to offer sensible, succinct and straightforward advice in yet another amazing book.”
—Sara Dimerman, Psych. Assoc., Child and Family Therapist, author of “Character Is the Key” and “Am I a Normal Parent?”

“Why can’t I stay home alone?” “Can I get a cell phone?” “Who will take care of me if you die?”

If you’re the parent of a seven- to eleven-year-old, there’s no doubt you’ve heard them already—and there are countless more to come. Questions! They come in all types: curious, nagging, touching, annoying, and downright weird. What they all have in common is that parents are often at a total loss for how to answer them.

Inside you’ll find the concrete responses that will make sense to kids, stop the nagging, reduce your frustration, and begin healthy new conversations that will enrich your child’s view of the world.

You’ll learn to talk confidently with your child about the toughest of topics, with advice and support from expert family psychologist Dr. Susan Bartell. Responding to your child’s questions can be a remarkable parenting opportunity—if you just know the right words to say.

“Finally, a book that answers all those questions we parents go in a cold sweat about! Dr. Susan tackles the tough ones such as money, shyness, siblings, and religion. Plus, we get the psychology behind it all to better understand our kids. You’ll find yourself using this book every day.”
—Pam Atherton, journalist and host of A Closer Look radio talk show

About the Author

Dr. Susan Bartell is a nationally renowned psychologist and author who has been helping children, teens, and families lead healthier, happier lives for nearly twenty years. Dr. Susan has appeared on Good Morning America, 20/20, and The Today Show, and is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, Parenting magazine, Family Circle, WebMD, Women's Day, Nick Jr., and Seventeen.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction xv
Chapter One: Nag, Nag, Nag 1
Chapter Two: The World Outside 23
Chapter Three: Who’s in Charge? 49
Chapter Four: “I’m Scared” 73
Chapter Five: So, What Can You Really
Tell Me about God? 95
Chapter Six: Sibling Stuff 115
Chapter Seven: Money, Money, Money 143
Chapter Eight: Growing Up So Fast 167
Chapter Nine: Just between You and Me 197
Chapter Ten: One Last Question 225
About the Author 227

Excerpt

As your child’s language grows more proficient, her ability to ask all types of questions greatly improves. However, along with this, her aptitude for nagging becomes more sophisticated as wel

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Specs

Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 7 in
Width: 5 in
Weight: 11.00 oz
Page Count: 256 pages

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