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Hush little baby
Hill, Barbara Albers.
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Publication Information:
Garden City Park, NY : Avery Publishing Group, [1999]

Physical Description:
111 pages ; 23 cm
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RJ61 .H555 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Parenting

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Discusses the eight primary reasons babies cry and suggests appropriate calming tactics.

Author Notes

Barbara Albers Hill received both her B.A. in Psychology and her M.S. in Education from Hofstra University on Long Island, New York. An elementary school teacher, today she also utilizes her knowledge of children by writing about parenting concerns. In addition to having her articles appear in numerous national magazines such as American Baby and Parenting, she has written five books including Baby Tactics and Time-Out for Children. Currently, Mrs. Hill resides on Long Island with her husband, Kevin, and their three children.

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Library Journal Review

These commonsense titles address infant crying and language development, topics of high interest to new parents. Teacher and writer Hill views crying as a symptom, so discerning the cause will help parents effectively soothe their baby. Each of nine chapters covers a source of infant in distress and gives tips for easing the problem. Hill encourages parents to tune into their baby's sensitivities, drawing upon their own knowledge as well as her ideas. Dougherty, a speech and language pathologist, believes language development arises from daily discourse and events that affect our lives--even things as mundane as household chores. No expensive, overhyped toys or tools are needed. Rather, she suggests games that build a language-rich environment for toddlers--for example, naming items in the supermarket, playground, car, and home. An age-appropriate checklist is provided to allow parents to assess children's language skills. Dougherty also includes a list of "red flags" that suggest delayed development, along with methods to further stimulate a child's speaking. Refreshingly clear and concise, both books are recommended for all public libraries.--Lisa Powell Williams, Moline P.L., IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. v
A Word About Genderp. vii
Introductionp. 1
1. Colicky Cryingp. 5
2. Crying Due to Overstimulationp. 17
3. Crying Related to Feedingp. 27
4. Crying Due to Physical Discomfortp. 39
5. Crying Due to Medical Situationsp. 49
6. Crying Out of Anger or Frustrationp. 59
7. Stress-Related Cryingp. 69
8. Crying for Attentionp. 79
9. The Rest of the Familyp. 89
Conclusionp. 103
Suggested Reading Listp. 105
Indexp. 107