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Parenting For Dummies Paperback – November 1, 2012
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From the Back Cover
Be a better parent whether your child is a newborn, a preteen, or somewhere in-between
Being a parent is a tough yet rewarding job that doesn't come with an instruction manual. The help you need is here–get the up-to-date scoop on parenting basics for dealing with everyday issues from discipline and potty training to food allergies, finding good day care, and building self-esteem.
The Dummies Way
- Explanations in plain English
- "Get in, get out" information
- Icons and other navigational aids
- Tear-out cheat sheet
- Top ten lists
- A dash of humor and fun
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About the Author
Dan Gookin wrote the international bestseller DOS For Dummies. They have four sons.
Top Customer Reviews
The information seems reasonable for the most part... The only part I didn't like was that the author took the "teaching your child morals" part as an opportunity to proselytize. Not really appropriate and certainly not respectful to atheist parents, or other non-religious folks.
On the contrary, if you'll be a parent for the first time (as is my case) an are frightened to death about changing a diaper, knowing when to take your baby to the doctor, or any other matters of such nature, you'll find this book really useful and it will decrease you anxiety.
As all the other "for dummies" books, it is well structured, simple to read and understand, and provides some very pertinent tips about the 'practical' aspects of being a parent.
There are also some section where the books touches the subject of psychological development and educational theories, but I will definitely buy another book to know more about this.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very fast shipping, excellent price, great condition of book & perfect packaging!! Thank you!! I would highly recommend!!Published 7 months ago by Cenzo
FUNNY BOOK. GAVE IT TO FOLKS NEXT DOOR WHO HAVE KIDS WHO RUN/RUIN THEIR LIVES. THEY THANKED US.Published 22 months ago by John's wife
So far the book is excellent reference on what to do and what not to do as parents. It is in a easy format which you can always refer to!!! I am enjoying reading this book!!!Published on December 6, 2013 by WisdomThang
I gave this book to my little sister about 16 years ago and she said she found it very helpful as a new mother. So I am giving it again to my pregnant boss. Read morePublished on July 26, 2013 by LaPointe
I am enjoying reading this. The author uses experiences he's had with his own children. It doesn't make you feel like you are a bad parent. Read morePublished on March 5, 2013 by Kimberly S. Gariepy