• Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care, 10th edition

    From the pediatrician whose advice has shaped parenting practices for more than half a century comes the essential parenting book—fully revised and updated with the latest research and written in clear, accessible prose for parents of all backgrounds.Generations of parents have relied on the influential bestseller Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care as the most authoritative and reliable guide for child care. This timeless yet up-to-date edition has been revised and expanded by Dr. Robert Needlman, a top-notch pediatrician who shares Dr. Spock’s philosophy and has applied his research in his career. In this tenth edition, you can gain the latest information on child development from birth through adolescence—including cutting-edge research on topics as crucial as immunizations, screen-time, childhood obesity, environmental health, and more. With a revised glossary of the newest and most common medications and a guide to reliable online resources, this vital handbook will help you become the best parent you can be.

  • Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care: 8th Edition

    A revised and updated edition of the standard guide to baby and child care includes new material on computers and the Internet, nontraditional families, physical and moral development, disabilities, first aid and injury prevention, immunization, and other challenges and responsibilities of modern parenting. Original.

  • Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care: 9th Edition

    Dr. Benjamin Spock is America’s most trusted name in child care and parenting, and his essential guidebook has topped bestseller lists for over sixty-five years. This fully revised and updated edition of the classic manual provides first time and experienced parents the best information about caring for new babies, toddlers, and adolescents in the twenty-first century.All of Dr. Spock’s invaluable, time-tested advice is here, along with the most current medical practices and advances in health care. While still covering key parenting issues like accidents, illnesses and injuries, this edition of the classic also contains the latest on: * Immunizations * Nutrition and childhood obesity * Cultural diversity * Alternative and non-traditional family structures * Children’s learning and brain development * Raising children with special needs * Environmental health * Increasingly common disorders such as ADHD, childhood depression, and autism—including medications and behavioral interventions * Children and the media, including screen time, video games, and the internet Updated by leading pediatrician Robert Needlman, the book includes a revised glossary of common medications and a resource guide that compiles the most reliable online resources. This indispensable guide is still the next best thing to Dr. Spock’s #1 rule of parenting: “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.”

  • Dr. Spock’s The First Two Years: The Emotional and Physical Needs of Children from Birth to Age 2

    America’s favorite pediatrician, Dr. Benjamin Spock has helped two generations of parents raise their kids with his timeless bestseller, Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care. Now, today’s parents can rejoice: a new compilation of Dr. Spock’s timeless advice is here! This first-time collection of essays brings together Dr. Spock’s insightful writings on connecting with your child’s inner life during the all-important early years. Dr. Spock’s The First Two Years covers such topics as: understanding your baby’s different cries helping your little one cope with separation anxiety communicating with your baby teaching your child about giving and sharing the easiest way ever to toilet-train dealing with the impact a newborn can have on siblings treating the most common ailments With Dr. Spock’s The First Two Years, new parents everywhere will return again and again to Dr. Spock for all of their child-rearing questions.

  • Dream Babies: Childcare Advice From John Locke to Gina Ford

    Parents have long been bombarded with conflicting advice on how to bring up their babies: from Locke, Rousseau, and Truby King to Spock, Penelope Leach and Gina Ford. Behaviourist warnings in the 1920s about physical contact (‘Never hug and kiss them. Never let them sit in your lap’) swung to Jean Liedloff’s ‘continuum concept’ that babies should be wrapped round mum and fed on demand. Today enthusiasts for the ‘family bed’ are at war with Gina Ford’s call for a return to the strict routines of pre-Spock days. Who is right and who is wrong? In this updated edition of her classic account of how and why the experts’ advice has changed with changing times, Christina Hardyment analyses the anxieties of our own age and gives parents much-needed confidence in their own ability to choose the advice that best suits them and their babies.

  • Families Change: A Book for Children Experiencing Termination of Parental Rights (Kids Are Important)

    All families change over time. Sometimes a baby is born, or a grown-up gets married. And sometimes a child gets a new foster parent or a new adopted mom or dad. Children need to know that when this happens, it’s not their fault. They need to understand that they can remember and value their birth family and love their new family, too. Straightforward words and full-color illustrations offer hope and support for children facing or experiencing change. Includes resources and information for birth parents, foster parents, social workers, counselors, and teachers.

  • Family Child Care Contracts & Policies, Fourth Edition (Redleaf Press Business Series)

    Family Child Care Contracts & Policies, Fourth Edition offers the most up-to-date tools for family child care providers to establish and enforce contracts and policies. Topics include how to establish good business relationships with parents, what to look for before signing contracts with parents, what information is vital to include in contracts and policies, how to prevent conflicts with parents over contracts and policies, when and how to end a contract.Updates to the new fourth edition include offering and charging for part-time care and extended care, rates and policies for child care during the summer months, expanded advice on charging for vacation time, how to handle parent objections to paying for care when a child stays home, information on bad-weather policies, caring for children who aren’t immunized, expanded advice for how enforce polices that previously weren’t enforced, and more!

  • First Year Baby Care (2016): The “Owner’s Manual” You Need for Your Baby’s First Year

    Babies Didn’t Come with Instructions…Until Now! Keep this easy-to-use book handy, so you can get the latest medical advice whenever you need help!It provides up-to-date medical information to guide you through your baby’s first year. It includes the latest information on newborn screening, well-baby checkups, vaccination schedules, and expanded information on nutrition, including how to prevent food allergies and childhood obesity. You’ll find complete information on the daily basics of baby care. For example: bathing, diapering, and breast- or formula-feeding your baby, and baby exercises. Plus, the latest information on these important issues: Breastfeeding for working mothers Car seat and crib safety Childproofing your home Circumcision Day care options Diaper choices Environmental hazards Making homemade baby food Monthly developmental milestones Prebiotics, probiotics, and fatty acids Traveling with your babyThe expanded medical care section covers 40 different emergencies and illnesses. Each topic includes what you need to know, supplies you will need, typical symptoms, what to check, information on when to get professional help, and step-by-step instruction on how to treat at home. Some of the topics covered are: Colic Gastroesophageal reflux Head trauma Infant and child CPR Influenza Seizures Thrush Whooping cough

  • Guide & Grow: Baby’s 1st Year: A Monthly Guide to Development, Milestones and Activities to Support Baby’s Development

    The first year of life is one of the most important stages for your baby’s brain growth and development!    With over 30 years of experience in guiding parents in their child’s development, pediatric occupational therapist Sharon Drewlo brings you  GUIDE & GROW: Baby’s 1st Year, an easy-to-navigate monthly guide to understanding and supporting your baby’s development throughout the first year. This book provides you with:A thorough list of monthly milestones and development in 9 areas:  Fine Motor   •   Gross Motor   •   Social-Emotional   •   Self-Help          Communication   •   Cognitive and Play   •   Visual   •   Visual-Motor   •   SensoryA wide variety of easy-to-implement activities and strategies in each month that can be incorporated into daily routines to support baby’s development  Examples of developmental concerns to discuss with your health care provider A Baby Development Tracker Template for you to record baby’s achievements and memorable momentsA page for notes at the end of each chapter – use the notes and tracker to refer to at appointments with your health care provider With GUIDE & GROW: Baby’s 1st Year, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of your baby’s development and have a wide variety of activities and strategies to help support your little one’s development all the way to their 1st birthday!

  • Having Your Baby: For the Special Needs of Black Mothers-To-Be, from Conception to Newborn Care

    African-American women face unique challenges during pregnancy. Here is a they can turn to for medical information, health advice, and emotional support during this exhilarating, and sometimes anxious, time. Dr. Hilda Hutcherson, an esteemed Ob-Gyn, explains all the bodily changes, feelings, and medical procedures you may encounter when pregnant. From planning a pregnancy to caring for your newborn, Dr. Hutcherson provides comforting wisdom from her years of experience as a doctor and mother of four. Most important, she addresses such potential risks as fibroid, diabetes, lupus, high blood pressure, and skin conditions.This extraordinary resource offers medically sound and reassuring advice on choosing a care provider … caring for yourself successfully in each trimester … the signs and symptoms that necessitate a call to a health care practitioner…minimizing the chances of birth defects  … breastfeeding basics … and much more.The first childbirth encyclopedia written for African-American mothers-to-be, Having Your Baby addresses all the issues, concerns, and questions you may have about pregnancy and childbirth.

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