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Title:
The parenting survival kit : how to make it through the parenting years with your family, sanity, and wallet intact
Author:
Koman, Aleta.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Perigee Book, 2000.
Physical Description:
xiii, 463 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780399525803
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Book

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KIDS DON'T COME WITH AN INSTRUCTION MANUALThere are plenty of theories -- but what really works with kids? Featuring concise, commonsense A-to-Z advice, this invaluable reference offers practical solutions to the most common problems parents and their children face today...-- How can I tell if my child is active, overactive, or hyperactive?-- Should I place my infant in child care now or wait until he's older?-- What is the ideal approach for toilet training?-- Is my child spending too much time in front of a computer and not enough time playing with friends?-- How can I alleviate my child's stress about my divorce -- and handle my own stress at the same time?-- How do I confront my teenager about drug and alcohol abuse?-- Is there a limit to the amount of privacy I permit my kids?-- What's the best way to support my child during the teen years of growth and adjustment?Kids may not come with an instruction manual, but The Parenting Survival Kit will provide the smart, step-by-step solutions you need to handle children -- and yourself -- with care.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: Kids Don't Come with an Instruction Manualp. xi
A Note Regarding Usagep. xv
Part 1 Seven Strategies for Surviving the Stress of Parenthood
Strategy #1 Have Realistic Expectationsp. 4
Strategy #2 Make a Commitmentp. 7
Strategy #3 Adjust Your Attitudep. 8
Strategy #4 Nurture Yourselfp. 11
Strategy #5 Work Togetherp. 14
Strategy #6 Go at Your Child's Pacep. 17
Strategy #7 Make Your Home a Havenp. 20
Part 2 Parenting Issues and Crises--and How to Deal with Them
1. Attachment and Bondingp. 27
2. Behavior and Child Developmentp. 34
3. Boysp. 49
4. Child Carep. 57
5. Communication Between Parents and Kidsp. 65
6. Communication Between Spousesp. 70
7. Computers and Kidsp. 74
8. Conflictsp. 83
9. Disciplinep. 92
10. Divorcep. 103
11. Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobaccop. 110
12. Energetic Children and Hyperactivityp. 118
13. Exceptional Childrenp. 126
14. Expectationsp. 136
15. Family Lifep. 141
16. Fathersp. 150
17. Financial Planningp. 159
18. Foodp. 167
19. Gender Biasp. 174
20. Girlsp. 182
21. Healthp. 193
22. Holidaysp. 201
23. Juggling Work and Family Lifep. 208
24. Latchkey Kidsp. 214
25. Letting Go and Holding Onp. 217
26. Let Your Kid Be a Kidp. 226
27. Loss, Bereavement, and Griefp. 230
28. Lovep. 239
29. The Mediap. 244
30. Mothersp. 250
31. Parenting Stylesp. 259
32. Parenting As Partnersp. 263
33. The Pastp. 270
34. Play and Learningp. 279
35. Racism and Prejudicep. 284
36. Scary Experiences and Childhood Fearsp. 290
37. Schedulesp. 298
38. School Conferencesp. 306
39. Security, Safety, and Strangersp. 311
40. Self-Esteemp. 317
41. Sexualityp. 320
42. Sibling Rivalryp. 327
43. Single Parenthoodp. 332
44. Sleepp. 339
45. Spiritualityp. 347
46. Sportsp. 352
47. Stepparents and Blended Familiesp. 358
48. Stressp. 367
49. Taking Care of Yourselfp. 371
50. The Teen Yearsp. 378
51. Twenty-First-Century Parentingp. 387
52. Vacations and Tripsp. 391
53. Valuesp. 397
54. Violencep. 402
55. Work-to-Home Transitionsp. 410
Conclusion: The Days Are Long but the Years Are Shortp. 416
Resource Guide
Organizations and Associationsp. 423
On-Line Informationp. 430
Further Readingp. 438
Permissionsp. 452
Indexp. 453