Anonymous asked in Pregnancy & ParentingToddler & Preschooler · 1 decade ago

what pregnancy/child care book is best?

prego part mostly down. but mostly scared about the child care. so loloking for books on it. so i'm asking what books would you suggest and why?

9 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Here is a list of some GREAT parenting books!

    Your Baby and Child by Penelope Leach

    Comprehensive guide to the child’s physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development from birth to age five. Offers sensible advice to parents for many of the challenges commonly presented at each stage of development.

    Children: The Challenge by Rudolf Dreikers

    Presents no-nonsense advice and techniques for dealing with many misbehaviors using natural and logical consequences.

    Redirecting Children’s Behavior by Kathryn J. Kvols

    Provides many techniques to guide families to become close, cooperative, and respectful. Provides great ways to set limits in positive ways. Helps solve the “mystery” of why children misbehave.

    Discipline Without Tears by Rudolf Dreikers

    Stresses encouragement, cooperation, and disciplining children lovingly and effectively.

    P.E.T. Parent Effectiveness Training by Thomas Gordon

    Addresses issues of family communication, conflict resolution, and raising responsible children without shame or punishment.

    Discipline That Works by Thomas Gordon

    Provides evidence that punitive discipline and punishment are harmful to children and are ineffective as a means to fostering children’s good behavior. Provides strategies to help children control their own behavior.

    Punished by Rewards by Alfie Kohn

    Highly compelling argument against the use of extrinsic praise (“Good job!”), prizes, and reward systems in child rearing. Presents alternative, more effective, means to raising well behaved. Creative, highly achieving children.

    Guiding Young Children by Eleanor Reynolds

    Practical problem solving techniques that exclude the use of punishment, blame, or guilt. Presents techniques for developing listening skills, negotiation, conflict resolution, and setting limits.

    Source(s): Montessori preschool/kindergarten teacher (12 years experience) M.A. Early Child Development
  • arita
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    I used

    "What to Expect When You're Expecting"

    "What to Eat When You're Expecting"

    "What to Expect the First Year"

    "What to Expect the Toddler Years."

    You can also get a free years subscription for Babytalk which is from the editor's of Parenting Magazine.

    I also have the subscription to Parents Magazine which is very informative

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Dr. Sears - The Baby Book

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  • 1 decade ago

    The "What To Expect" Books Are really good. I have What to expect in the toddler years.Very educating me and my then roomate found ourselves looking to each other to "look this up in the book" it was our terrible two's bible, also I hear Dr. Sears has the number one baby book. check out the links. Good Luck

  • 1 decade ago

    The one from the American Academy of Pediatrics, it's not bad.. I got to tell you though.. I have a bunch of books and I read them when he was an infant.. at about 6 months I never picked them up again.. they just sit on my shelf - no book is going to be able to tell you what your kid is like- you pretty much learn as you go :) Good Luck and Congrats!

  • 1 decade ago

    Penelope Leach Birth to age five. It explains everything from pregnancy to beyond age five. It is easy reading. You can find it darn near anywhere

  • 1 decade ago

    "The Baby Book" by William & Martha Sears.

    I hate the "What to Expect" series. :)

  • 1 decade ago

    i think the best books are the what to expect.... books. i know there's one what to expect when your expecting and what to expect in the first years they are really good books they give you good incite and helpful tips on almost anything you can think of

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