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Title:
Experts advise parents : a guide to raising loving, responsible children
Author:
Ames, Louise Bates.
Publication Information:
New York : Delacorte, 1987.
Physical Description:
xxi, 370 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780385295222

9780385295260
Format :
Book

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Reviews 4

Booklist Review

Shiff, director of a child and family studies program at an Arizona community college, has fulfilled an ambitious goal by gathering the advice of top child-development experts throughout the U.S., including Louise Bates Ames, Burton White, Fitzhugh Dodson, and others. Chapters by these esteemed authors touch upon such topics as stepparenting, explaining death to children, dispensing dicipline, dealing with sleep problems, and more. Each section includes a brief bibliography, and the editor has appended a larger resource directory, which recommends books for special needs as well as supplying a developmental checklist and hints on selecting a day-care or preschool center. While by no means comprehensive, Shiff's collection of tips from the experts has much of value to [xb]offer[ab] parents. To be indexed. DPD. 649'.1 Parenting U.S. / Parent and child U.S. / Child psychology (CIP) 86-24024


Library Journal Review

Here is a collection of 12 essays on various aspects of parenting, written by highly respected experts that include Louise Bates Ames, Benjamin Spock, and Fitzhugh Dodson. Editor Shiff regards them as a course in effective parenting, ``an eclectic approach'' as opposed to a systematic one that could limit options. Each essay begins with a one-page profile of the author, and all are informative and well written. Standouts include Drs. Burton White and Michael Meyerhoff's ``New Parents as Teachers'' and Dr. Sol Gordon's ``Your Child's Sexuality,'' which contains an excellent section of commonly asked questions and recommended answers. A highly recommended addition to child rearing collections.Debra Berlanstein, Towson State Univ. Lib., Baltimore, Md. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Shiff, director of a child and family studies program at an Arizona community college, has fulfilled an ambitious goal by gathering the advice of top child-development experts throughout the U.S., including Louise Bates Ames, Burton White, Fitzhugh Dodson, and others. Chapters by these esteemed authors touch upon such topics as stepparenting, explaining death to children, dispensing dicipline, dealing with sleep problems, and more. Each section includes a brief bibliography, and the editor has appended a larger resource directory, which recommends books for special needs as well as supplying a developmental checklist and hints on selecting a day-care or preschool center. While by no means comprehensive, Shiff's collection of tips from the experts has much of value to [xb]offer[ab] parents. To be indexed. DPD. 649'.1 Parenting U.S. / Parent and child U.S. / Child psychology (CIP) 86-24024


Library Journal Review

Here is a collection of 12 essays on various aspects of parenting, written by highly respected experts that include Louise Bates Ames, Benjamin Spock, and Fitzhugh Dodson. Editor Shiff regards them as a course in effective parenting, ``an eclectic approach'' as opposed to a systematic one that could limit options. Each essay begins with a one-page profile of the author, and all are informative and well written. Standouts include Drs. Burton White and Michael Meyerhoff's ``New Parents as Teachers'' and Dr. Sol Gordon's ``Your Child's Sexuality,'' which contains an excellent section of commonly asked questions and recommended answers. A highly recommended addition to child rearing collections.Debra Berlanstein, Towson State Univ. Lib., Baltimore, Md. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.