• The Basics of Starting a Child-Care Business: The Business of Childcare

    As more families shift to both parents working outside the home, the demand for high-quality child care continues to rise, creating ample opportunity for entrepreneurs like you. Now that you’ve identified the market need, what’s next? How do you set up something as complicated as a child-care center? The Basics of Starting a Child-Care Business, the first book in The Business of Child Care series, walks readers through each step of planning, developing, and launching their own child-care business. Regardless of the scale–joining an established franchise, creating an on-site center at your office, or hosting a program in your home–entrepreneurial expert Marnie Forestieri, CDA, will guide you from start to finish: Understand the economics of the child-care business, write a comprehensive business plan, prepare a thorough financial plan, develop efficient operations for smooth day-to-day functioning, master marketing to promote your business to potential customers, and provide excellent quality control and customer service.

  • The Bottom Line for Baby: From Sleep Training to Screens, Thumb Sucking to Tummy Time–What the Science Says

    Apply the best science to all your parenting decisions with this essential A–Z guide for your biggest questions and concerns from the New York Times bestselling co-author of The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama DisciplineEvery baby- and toddler-care decision sends parents scrambling to do the right thing, and often down into the rabbit hole of conflicting advice. Dr. Tina Payne Bryson has sifted through the reliable research (including about all those old wives’ tales) and will help you make a manageable molehill out of the mountain of information and answer more than sixty common concerns and dilemmas, including • Breast or bottle? Or breast and bottle? Will that cause nipple confusion?• What’s the latest recommendation for introducing solids in light of potential allergies?• Should I sign us up for music and early-language classes?• What’s the evidence for and against circumcision?• When is the right time to wean my baby off her pacifier?• How do I get this child to sleep through the night?!Dr. Bryson boils things down with authority, demystifying the issues in three distinct sections: an objective summary of the schools of thought on the topic, including commonly held pros and cons; a clear and concise primer on “What the Science Says”; and a Bottom Line conclusion. When the science doesn’t point clearly in one direction, she guides you to assess and apply the information in a way that’s consistent with your family’s principles and meets your child’s unique needs. Full of warmth, expert wisdom, and blessedly bite-sized explanations, The Bottom Line for Baby will help you prioritize what you really need to know and do during the first year of precious life.

  • The Business of Child Care: Management and Financial Strategies

    Child care administrators will greatly value the business skills detailed in The Business of Child Care: Managment and Financial Strategies. With particular focus on managing enrollment, recruiting and retaining staff, budgeting, financial record keeping, and decision making, this book details the critical business elements needed to run a child care center as a financially stable enterprise. The reader will learn how to successfully complete business tasks more quickly and accurately, with greater understanding and more enjoyment, by focusing on the most important tasks of an administrator. The accompanying CD-ROM offers easy-to-follow financial spreadsheets that can be implemented in any child care setting.

  • The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care

    This is a reprint of the One and Only Original book by Dr. Benjamin Spock on Baby and Child Care. Prior to this reprint, the original book had not been reprinted since 1957. Instead there have been many new books, all bearing Dr. Spock’s name, but these have been considerably different books and usually much shorter. No book published after 1957 has been a true reprint of the original book. Starting with Baby and Child Care (2nd ed.). New York: Pocket Books (1957), books have been coming out claiming to be new editions of the original book, but in reality they are different books, not the same book. Poor Dr. Spock has had to cater to the demands of various pressure groups who demanded revisions of his work.

  • The Expectant Father: The Ultimate Guide to Dads-to-Be

    Trusted by millions of fathers, the New York Times–bestselling guide for dads-to-be is back in a fully revised and updated fourth edition.Armin Brott―best-selling author, broadcaster, nationally syndicated columnist, and dad of three―is America’s foremost expert on fatherhood. His wisdom―along with the advice of leading obstetricians and researchers, and the experience of hundreds of real-life dads―is collected here in The Expectant Father, the essential guide for dads-to-be.   Brott’s reassuring month-by-month overview of your partner’s pregnancy gives you the tools you need to support your partner, prepare for the baby’s arrival, and take care of yourself during this exciting time. Each chapter covers:What’s going on with your partner, emotionally and physically   What’s going on with the baby, every step of the way from fertilized egg to newbornWhat’s going on with you, as you adjust to the new life stage of fatherhood   How to stay involved: specific ways you can help (and feel included), from attending birthing classes with your partner to starting a college fund   This fully revised fourth edition also includes:  More information about adoptions, multiples, infertility and assisted reproductive technology, and dads in the military   A special section on labor and delivery: what to expect on the big day A special section on what comes next, in the first few months after the baby’s arrival   A handy resource section, connecting you to the best information on every topic related to pregnancy and fatherhood   Illustrated throughout with stress-relieving New Yorker–style cartoons, The Expectant Father is a friendly and readable companion for dads-to-be seeking confidence, guidance, and joy. (And Moms will love it, too!) 29 black-and-white cartoons

  • The Great Ormond Street New Baby and Child Care Book: The Essential Guide for Parents of Children Aged 0-5

    The world-famous Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital has a reputation second to none, and its Institute of Child Health is renowned for its research into child health and illness. This book, an established favourite with parents, draws together the expertise of its highly qualified staff and offers reassuring advice about all aspects of raising children during the first five years. Among the topics it covers are:–Conception, pregnancy and birth–Coping with a new baby–Feeding–Sleep–Child development–Common health problems–DisabilityDistilling the wisdom and experience of doctors, nurses, psychologists, speech therapists, dieticians, playleaders and many others, this book is a mine of up-to-date and authoritative information. No parent, prospective or otherwise, should be without a copy.

  • The Happiest Baby on the Block; Fully Revised and Updated Second Edition: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your…

    Never again will you have to stand by helplessly while your little baby cries and cries. There is a way to calm most crying babies . . . usually in minutes!    Thousands of parents, from regular moms and dads to Hollywood superstars, have come to baby expert Dr. Harvey Karp to learn his remarkable techniques for soothing babies and increasing sleep. Now his landmark book—fully revised and updated with the latest insights into infant sleep, bedsharing, breastfeeding, swaddling, and SIDS risk—can teach you too! Dr. Karp’s highly successful method is based on four revolutionary concepts:   1. The Fourth Trimester: Why babies still yearn for a womblike atmosphere . . . even after birth 2. The Calming Reflex: An “off switch” all babies are born with 3. The 5 S’s: Five easy steps to turn on your baby’s amazing calming reflex 4. The Cuddle Cure: How to combine the 5 S’s to calm even colicky babies   With Dr. Karp’s sensible advice, parents and grandparents, nurses and nannies, will be able to transform even the fussiest infant into the happiest baby on the block!   Praise for The Happiest Baby on the Block   “Dr. Karp’s book is fascinating and will guide new parents for years to come.”—Julius Richmond, M.D., Harvard Medical School, former Surgeon General of the United States   “The Happiest Baby on the Block is fun and convincing. I highly recommend it.”—Elisabeth Bing, co-founder of Lamaze International   “Will fascinate anyone who wants to know how babies experience the world, and wants to answer their cries lovingly and effectively.”—The San Diego Union-Tribune

  • The New Basics: A-to-Z Baby & Child Care for the Modern Parent

    Dr. Michel Cohen, named by the New York Post as the hip, “must-have” pediatrician, has an important message for parents: Don’t worry so much. In an easy-reference alphabetical format, The New Basics clearly lays out the concerns you may face as aparent and explains how to solve them — without fuss, without stress, and without harming your child by using unnecessary medicines or interventions.With sensitivity and love, Dr. Michel describes proven techniques for keeping your children healthy and happy without driving yourself crazy. He will show you how to set positive habits for sleeping and eating and how to treat ailments early and effectively. You’ll learn when antibiotics are helpful and when they can be harmful. If you’re having trouble breast feeding, pumping, or bottle weaning, Dr. Michel has the advice to set you back on track. If after several months your baby is still not sleeping through the night, The New Basics will provide you with tried-and-true methods to help ease this difficult transition for babies and parents.Dr. Michel recognizes that you’re probably asking the same questions his own patients’ parents frequently ask, so he includes a section called “Real Questions from Real Parents” throughout the book. You’ll find important answers about treating asthma, head injuries, fevers, stomach bugs, colic, earaches, and other ailments. More than just a book on how to care for your child’s physical well-being, The New Basics also covers such parenting challenges as biting, hitting, ADD, separation anxiety, how to prevent the terrible twos (and threes and fours …), and preparing your child for a new sibling.

  • The Plant-Based Baby and Toddler: Your Complete Feeding Guide for 6 months to 3 years

    An accessible guide for vegan, vegetarian, or veg-curious parents from the dietitian duo behind online community Plant-Based Juniors®–includes a bonus chapter on feeding infants up to six months!More of us are turning to plant-focused diets for our health and the health of the environment. But there haven’t been reliable, evidence-based resources out there for a new generation of compassionate, conscientious parents–until now. The Plant-Based Baby and Toddler is your go-to resource, offering easy-to-digest nutritional facts and guidelines that aren’t available elsewhere, with a special focus on the most important period of a child’s life when it comes to developing good eating habits: infancy and toddlerhood.Whitney and Alex discuss:   • the PB3 plate: a visual guide to structuring meals that are nutritionally balanced–1/3 fruits and vegetables; 1/3 legumes, nuts and seeds; and 1/3 grains and starches–and easy to adapt for the entire family   • how to meet needs for critical nutrients such as iron   • a primer on both traditional purees and the baby-led weaning/feeding approach   • strategies for dealing with challenges such as picky eaters   • sorting fact from fiction when it comes to nondairy milks and other substitutes   • 50+ plant-based recipes created specifically for stages from first bites to age threeAs dietitians and moms, Whitney and Alex pored over nutrition journals and called on the experts to learn how to provide their babies with the best diet possible. They found that plant-based diets are associated with a reduced risk of obesity, decreased cholesterol levels, and increased fruit and vegetable intake; in short, not only are they safe for kids, they’re pretty freaking awesome.

  • The Sleep Lady’s Good Night, Sleep Tight: Gentle Proven Solutions to Help Your Child Sleep Without Leaving Them to Cry…

    The go-to guide to getting infants and toddlers to fall and stay asleep, completely revised and updatedKim West, LCSW-C, known to her clients as The Sleep Lady®, has developed an alternative and effective approach to helping children learn to gently put themselves to sleep without letting them “cry it out” — an option that is not comfortable for many parents.Essential reading for any tired parent, or any expectant parent who wants to avoid the pitfalls of sleeplessness, Good Night, Sleep Tight offers a practical, easy-to-follow remedy that will work for all families in need of nights of peaceful slumber! New material and updates include:New yoga recommendations Updated information for parents of young infants Expanded information on nighttime potty training Ending co-sleeping Sleep training for twins and multiples

  • The Vegucated Family Table: Irresistible Vegan Recipes and Proven Tips for Feeding Plant-Powered Babies, Toddlers, and…

    Raise happy and healthy plant-powered children with more than 125 family favorite recipes by Vegucated film creator Marisa Miller Wolfson, plant-based chef Laura Delhauer, and parents in the vegan community. “The Vegucated Family Table comes at a perfect time, when it’s never been more urgent for people to live more in line with their own values.”—Senator Cory BookerFor both vegans and the veg-curious, The Vegucated Family Table answers the question every caregiver ponders on a daily basis: “What should I feed my child?” But this book goes a step further, showing parents how to navigate the early years of childhood as a vegan, giving not only recipes and nutritional advice but also tips for holidays, packed lunches, play dates, and more.  Unlike other family-oriented vegan cookbooks, The Vegucated Family Table is the first to focus on raising vegans “from scratch,” from five months through elementary school. A Q&A section focuses on nutrition, with advice by renowned pediatric plant-based expert Reed Mangels. With more than 125 rigorously tested recipes for beloved dishes like Baby Mac-o-Lantern and Cheeze, Chickpea Sweet Potato Croquettes, PBJ Smoothie Bowl, Tempeh Tacos, Baby’s First Birthday Smash Cake, and more, this book will become the go-to reference for parents raising vegan children.

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