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Parenting For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-06973-8
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408 pages
May 2011
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Introduction.

About This Book.

Foolish Assumptions.

How This Book Is Organized.

Part I The Basic Stuff You Must Know.

Part II: Dealing with Babies.

Part III: Getting Down to the Nitty Gritty: Your Child's Physical Needs.

Part IV: Seeing to Your Child's Health and Safety.

Part V: Handling Your Child's Behavior.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Icons Used in This Book.

Where to Go from Here.

PART I: THE BASIC STUFF YOU MUST KNOW.

Chapter 1: Winning the Parenting Game.

Chapter 2: Guidelines for Co-Parenting (The Two-Party System).

Chapter 3: Being a Consistent Parent.

Chapter 4: Following Through.

Chapter 5: The Art of Keeping Your Cool.

Chapter 6: Behavior Management.

PART II: DEALING WITH BABIES.

Chapter 7: Holding and Handling the Baby.

Chapter 8: Breastfeeding vs. Bottlefeeding.

Chapter 9: The Diaper Thing.

Chapter 10: Just for Babies: Sleeping, Bathing, Tools, and Baby Traits.

Chapter 11: Infant Health Concerns.

Chapter 12: The Growth and Developmental Stuff.

PART III: GETTING TO THE NITTY GRITTY: YOUR CHILD'S PHYSICAL NEEDS.

Chapter 13: Understanding Food and Nutrition.

Chapter 14: The Joys and Perils of Bathtime.

Chapter 15: Sleep, Glorious Sleep.

Chapter 16: Potty Training Perfected.

PART IV: SEEING TO YOUR CHILD'S HEALTH AND SAFETY.

Chapter 17: Health and Hygiene (12 months-24 months).

Chapter 18: Going to the Doctor.

Chapter 19: Making Life Safer.

Chapter 20: Finding Good Childcare.

PART V: HANDLING'S YOUR CHILD'S BEHAVIOR.

Chapter 21: Raising Your Child (12-24 months).

Chapter 22: Communicating with Your Child.

Chapter 23: Your New Big Job: Teacher (12 pages).

Chapter 24: Social Skills to Be Proud Of.

Chapter 25: Punishment and Discipline.

Chapter 26: Squelching Squabbling Siblings.

PART VI: THE PART OF TENS.

Chapter 27: Ten Things to Do Every Day.

Chapter 28: Ten Things for Your Conscience to Whisper in Your Ear.

Chapter 29: Ten Great Resources for Parents.

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