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Your School-Age Child (Parent & Child Series) Hardcover – April 15, 1996

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Kutner's third entry in his four-part Parent & Child series places him firmly in the pantheon occupied by Spock, Brazelton, and Leach. A psychologist, Kutner writes a monthly child development column for Parents magazine and was "Parent and Child" columnist for the New York Times. He focuses here on the elementary-school years, which represent, "the first time in many families that a social institution has such profound effect on the parent-child relationship." In 10 succinct chapters, he covers subjects ranging from first-day-of-school jitters to peer pressure, concluding each section with enlightening, common-sense tips on dealing with specific problems. This, for example, on handling school-age children's growing demands for privacy: "Talk about privacy as a privilege, not a right.... Remind your children that even you have people-such as your employer and the Internal Revenue Service-checking whether you really did what you said you did." Kutner's writing is straightforward, warm, tuned in to both sides of the parent-child dynamic and enlivened by well placed, well aimed examples and often funny anecdotes. Parents encountering this series for the first time will wish they had known about Pregnancy and Your Baby's First Year and Toddlers and Preschoolers.
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About the Author

One of America's most popular psychologists and child development writers, Lawrence Kutner, Ph.D., writes a monthly child-development column for Parents magazine. He lives with his wife and son in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Lawrence Kutner, Ph.D., one of the best-known psychologists in North America, is the executive director of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation near Washington, DC. Prior to joining that foundation in 2009, he was on the faculty at Harvard Medical School, where he was founder and co-director of the Center for Mental Health and Media at Massachusetts General Hospital.

For seven years he wrote the "Parent & Child" column for the New York Times, which was syndicated to approximately 350 newspapers around the world. He also was the "Ask The Expert" columnist in Parents Magazine.

In 1990 he received the National Psychology Award from the American Psychological Association, citing his New York Times column as the best writing about psychology in the country. In 2008 the APA gave him its Award for Distinguished Lifetime Contribution to Media Psychology.

He lives with his wife, Dr. Cheryl K. Olson, outside of Washington, DC. They have a son who's in college.

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