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Love, laughter, and parenting : in the years from birth to six
Biddulph, Steve.
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London New York : Dorling Kindersley Pub., [2000]

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240 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
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HQ755.8 .B52 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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You don't buy a car just so you can change the oil! And you don't have a baby just to feed it and change his or her diapers. Yet most childcare books treat childhood like a series of problems and miss the heart of the matter--the loving communication and interaction that help your child become a unique individual who loves life. This book is about the fun and heart of parenthood, including: deciding when to have a baby, helping your relationship to stay strong, the special role of fathers, finding a pattern and routine that work for you and your baby, baby massage, "the tigress mother"--protecting your kids, how to chat with babies to stimulate brain growth, teaching good behavior without using fear or physical punishment, making bath times, car times, and shopping times easy and fun, teaching your child about feelings, when your own childhood wasn't so good, what if you're a single parent, and preparing for school.

Author Notes

Steve and Shaaron Biddulph are among the world's most popular parenting writers. Their style is honest, earthy and shows a deep compassion that is based on 22 years of working with families. Over two million readers from China to Croatia, Belfast to Capetown, Munich to Melbourne, now use their best-selling books, including The Secret of Happy Children, Raising Boys, How Love Works, Manhood and More Secrets of Happy Children. Steve and Shaaron have multiple credentials in science, psychology, social work and nursing. They have special skills and training in family therapy, and trauma work with parents. They now work worldwide with children's charities and grassroots organizations to raise the importance of parenting, to help overcome violence and to foster the healthy development of boys and men. They have two children, assorted animals and live partly in Australia and partly in Europe.

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Parenting writers with two children of their own and years of experience working with families, Steve and Shaaron Biddulph found that most literature on the subject missed something. Love, Laughter, and Parenting: In the Precious Years from Birth to Age Six addresses the enjoyment that should be part of this emotionally challenging time. The Biddulphs (The Secrets of Happy Children; Raising Boys) aim at a worldwide audience in their first full-color illustrated work. They explain the special role of the father, discuss ways in which parents can work effectively together and give helpful tips for painless training, all with a good dose of humor. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved All rights reserved.