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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; 1 edition (February 27, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061127752
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061127755
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,114,109 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jennifer Trachtenberg, M.D., is chief pediatric officer for RealAge.com, an attending physician at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, and the mother of three. In her private practice in Manhattan, Dr. Jen takes care of kids from birth through college.

Jennifer Trachtenberg, M.D., es pediatra, médica a cargo en el Centro Médico Mount Sinai en la ciudad de Nueva York, miembro del Consejo Científico de RealAge y madre de tres hijos. En su consultorio de medicina privada en Manhattan, la Dra. Jen atiende a chicos desde que nacen hasta que entran en la universidad.

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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Hilda Maibach on May 9, 2007
Format: Paperback
I eagerly ordered Good Kids, Bad Habits, hoping for new insights and parenting tips. The first problem was that my children are 12, 14 & 17 years old, and the book's advice targeted parents with much younger children. Unfortunaltely some of us with teens and preteens have still not figured out how best to shepard our children into the healthest possible lifestyles, given our modern culture.

I read the book anyway, and was struck with the thought that very few of the suggestions presented by the author were new or original. Many of the main stream suggestions have been in parents' magazine articles for decades. The title and cover of the book were the most creative and original part of the package.

The author is a pediatrician, yet little or no science graced the pages.

Of course I was not been able to bring myself to toss the book in the recycle bin. So I have donated the paperback to the local library. A 5 minute scan of the text at the library, should provide you with all its insights.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Clarissa Riggins on March 6, 2007
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As a mother of 2 1/2 year old twins, I found this book to provide invaluable advice for how to ensure that we parents take steps NOW in order for our children to develop a solid, enduring set of healthy lifestyle habits. What I appreciated most about the book was the Dr. Jen's practical perspective and advice re: small, incremental changes that can be implemented in the near term to help children for the long-term. This book is a great resource for any parent, however new or experienced you are!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By W. Charest on March 7, 2007
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What a fantastic book! Useful advice given in a practical and non-judgemental way. Dr. Jen provides a fantastic road map for helping to put your child on the path of a healthy life both physically & mentally. As the Mom of a 9-year old son, I really appreciated her advice on parenting children during the 'tween years and thoughts on self-esteem.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By William Bunting on September 27, 2007
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I ordered the book to find the magic solution to my son's (age 6) bad eating habits. My other 3 kids eat anything. The book had very useful advice but no earth shattering solutions - just good common sense. I enjoyed reading the book and was glad I did, but it did not help. It did reinforce many things were were already doing as a family. It was a good check up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. Mclelland on January 6, 2008
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This book has alot of basics to teach yourself and your child. If you are looking for something more than basics to educate yourself, this is not the book.
It has some helpful ideas.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C. Story on April 3, 2007
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This book is the very best one I have ever read on kids and nutrition!
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More About the Author

Pediatrician Jennifer Trachtenberg, MD -- known to her patients as Dr. Jen -- serves as chief pediatric officer of RealAge. She is a nationally recognized parenting expert and the author of Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children. Her second book, The Smart Parent's Guide to Getting Your Kids Through Checkups, Illnesses, and Accidents: Expert Answers to the Questions Parents Ask Most, was published in March 2010. Dr. Jen has practiced pediatric and adolescent medicine for more than 14 years and maintains a successful private practice in New York City.

She is also an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and a mom. Dr. Trachtenberg has appeared on NBC's Today show and CNN's Headline News and has been widely interviewed by magazines and newspapers and on the radio. She has written articles on various health and parenting topics, including child development and childhood obesity. She and her husband live just outside of New York City, where they are raising their three children.

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