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Raising a Self-Reliant Child: A Back-to-Basics Parenting Plan from Birth to Age 6 [Kindle Edition]

Alanna Dr Levine
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With this practical guide, parents can end daily power struggles with their preschoolers, toddlers, and infants and create more time for the family to spend on things that matter by encouraging early childhood independence skills.
 
We’ve all heard the news about helicopter parents and boomerang children—but how can parents safeguard against these trends when our children’s lives are increasingly scheduled and competitive? Pediatrician Dr. Alanna Levine offers a commonsense parenting approach that avoids divisive strategies and helps parents find a balanced ground between overindulgence and strict control.
 
Raising a Self-Reliant Child focuses on teachable moments where parents can instill independence, such as sleep time, toilet training, mealtime, and playtime. With Dr. Levine’s practical strategies and techniques, young children learn to take responsibility for their daily routines: babies learn to sleep through the night, toddlers learn to nap without their parents stretched out alongside, and school-age children learn to dress themselves and make breakfast with little parental intervention.
 
Overprotection and micromanagement keep young children from the self-development that comes naturally from learning and doing on one’s own. And children who don’t learn independence skills at an appropriate age grow into adults who expect others to fix challenges and conflicts for them. Dr. Levine helps you break the cycle of daily power struggles so that you and your family will have more time to focus on the things that really matter.


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“Dr. Alanna Levine’s book is not only timely but also crucial for our 
children’s emotional health and well-being. Our ultimate parenting goal is to raise independent, well-adjusted kids who can someday live without us. Dr. Levine’s book will give parents the knowledge and tools to do so.”
—Michele Borba, educational psychologist, author of The Big Book of Parenting Solutions

About the Author

DR. ALANNA LEVINE is a national spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, the world’s foremost pediatric organization. Dr. Levine has been featured on the TODAY show and Good Morning America, and lives in New York with her husband and two children.


Product Details

  • File Size: 1473 KB
  • Print Length: 246 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press (May 7, 2013)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A5MS12C
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,082,948 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars it is okay August 22, 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
It was not totally what I expected, but for parents who have a real hard time giving children any freedom, this would be a good book. I felt like we already did most of the things she suggests, so I guess it helped me feel like we are on the right track.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Download issues August 14, 2013
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I've purchased this twice, and it won't download. Waste of time and money, and I'm not interested in the print version so I guess I'll never read it.
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Dr. Alanna Levine is a practicing pediatrician and a national spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, an organization comprised of 60,000 pediatricians. She is in private practice with Orangetown Pediatric Associates and is on staff at Nyack Hospital and Englewood Hospital & Medical Center. She lives in New York with her husband and two children.

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