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Dr. Susan Bartell is a nationally renowned psychologist and author who has been helping children, teens, and families lead healthier, happier lives for nearly twenty years. Dr. Susan has appeared on Good Morning America, 20/20, and The Today Show, and is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, Parenting magazine, Family Circle, WebMD, Women's Day, Nick Jr., and Seventeen.

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Moms and dads can't wait for their kids to start talking-it's one of the greatest thrills of our parenting lives. But I'm sure you'll agree that when the never-ending questions start coming, we sometimes wish our precious children had never learned the meaning of the words "why" and "what"-not to mention all the other words in between that seem to end in a question mark, strung together to form a question that doesn't even make sense all the time.

But guess what? While I absolutely acknowledge that the questions of preschool- and early-elementary-age children can be tedious, annoying, and relentless, during this stage of development your child's questions begin taking on a deeper value that can help you to understand his or her dreams, wishes, fears, and hopes-if only you can find the key to unlock their meaning.

By paying close attention to your child's questions, you can often learn how to scratch below the surface. Then, once you really have a great understanding of your child's questions, you can learn to respond to them in a way that will encourage your child to share even more with you, rather than end the conversation. In this way you are planting the seeds for a lifetime of excellent communication between you and your child.

Parents often tell me that they are frustrated because they don't know how to communicate fully with their children; they wish their kids would talk to them more. By learning how to respond to your child's questions differently, you will open up these lines of communication beginning now, while your child is still very young. You will then be able to build on this growing bond as your child gets older. By the time your child is a teenager, you will have nurtured a wonderful, close relationship-it doesn't get any better than that!

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Product Details

  • Series: Top 50 Questions
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks (March 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402219156
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402219153
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5 x 7.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #489,696 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As the mom of two young boys, I use the lessons from these books everyday. Honestly - everyday. From the questions relating to snacks, bedtime, fears, siblings and money, Dr. Bartell helped me understand the underlying meaning of my son's question and taught me a practical, thoughtful way to answer it. When I came to the spiritual questions like, "Can Grandma/Grandpa (who died) see us?" I learned my greatest parenting lesson. Sometimes children long for a concrete answer to a question that does not have one, and it's best to respond to these types of questions by forgoing an answer relating to my belief and asking my son the same question. While always striving to give open, age-appropriate answers to the questions from the little ones in my life, I learned from Dr. Bartell that by letting my son formulate his own answers, he will be comforted and not scared. Her advice on this and the other topics has worked for my family! Dr. Bartell's responses are practical, warm and often witty. Her astounding expertise really shines through in her writing. Thank you, Dr. Bartell, for enriching my life!
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I'm the editor of KIWI magazine, so I hear all the time from parents who want sensible advice that works--not mumbo jumbo that you can't use in everyday life. That's why I love Dr. Bartell's new books. She gives really insightful explanations for why kids ask the things they ask--they're enlightening without being esoteric. Then, best of all, she gives you things you can actually turn around and say to your kids. I think parents are going to love having this book around--it's great for studying up before your kids drops a doozy on you, but equally good to keep handy for the times you need to say, "Great question. Let's talk about that at dinner." Quick: Grab your copy of Dr. Bartell's book, look up the question, and you'll be all set for the talk.
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Dr. Bartell's new book is not only informative and asks the tough questions, like "Does it hurt when someone dies?" and "Where is God?", but it explains the meaning behind the advice and also offers the best response for each situation. These two approaches are invaluable. Parenting is not easy and every parent knows that. Sometimes it's the emotional issues and questions that can leave a parent stumped for answers most. This book is a definite keeper as your child grows older. As a parenting editor for the past 12 years, it's the best book I've read on answering the tough issues. Yet it's also, fun tackling questions like "Can I marry you when I'm grown up?" I found myself laughing out loud as I related to the questions asked.
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Easy-to-implement parenting advice in bite-sized, easy-to-read pieces. Dr. Bartell states the question, uncovers the meaning and suggests how to respond.
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Not only is it comforting that other parents encounter the same questions, challenges, and conundrums, but Dr. Susan Bartell provides more than just sound advice in this must-have guide for parents. She helps us understand why a child asks a certain question and viable options for responding. Considering my daughter is currently fixated on how I drive (too fast, too slow, getting a ticket), I was amazed to see this question pop up in this book. I found this book immediately helpful in so many ways; mostly, it encouraged me to anticipate some questions and plan my answers, rather than winging it. And, it's nice to be able to see what questions are just around the corner in the version that deals with 3rd through 5th grade!
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