The Wonder Years: Helping Your Baby and Young Child Successfully Negotiate the Major Developmental Milestones

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Tanya Remer Altmann, M.D.
Bantam Books, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 224 pages
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A handbook for parents of young children offers helpful suggestions and guidelines on how to monitor and promote a child's development from birth to the age of five, with clear advice on the symptoms of problem behavior, when to consult a specialist, how to to interpret the latest research into child development, and more. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
 

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This book by the American Academy of Pediatrics focuses primarily on the physical, sensory, mental, social, and emotional development of babies and children up to five years of age. Pediatrician ... Read full review

Contents

introduction
understanding the stages
head control
turning over
sitting
crawling
standing and cruising
keeping your child safe
game play
understanding the stages
bonding
attachment
emerging emotions
moods
anger and aggression
play

stepping and walking
kneeling and climbing
activity for young children
running jumping and skipping
sport skills
understanding the stages
reaching grasping and holding
picking up and letting go
other hand and finger skills
handedness
coordinating objects
encouraging the artist in your child
building
drawing and cutting
selffeeding and dressing
understanding the stages
visual skills
object permanence
hearing and listening
taste and smell
mouthing
touching
play for the senses
understanding the stages
responding
information processing
communication
speech
understanding begins
food for thought
mastering increasingly complex activities
selfperception
party party
sharing
empathy
temperament
all about me
understanding the stages
how the bladder works
how the bowel works
toilet training
becoming dry at night
Developmental delay
Sensory impairment
Language delays
Disruptive behavior
ADHD
Autism Spectrum Disorders ASDs
Gifted children
Heredity
Personality
Environmental influence
Prematurity
Health and disability
Parenting styles
Birth order
Blended families
Gender
Divorce and separation
Stress
Resilience
GROWTH CHARTS
acknowledgments
Copyright

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Tanya Rember Altman MD, FAAP is a board-certified pediatrician in private practice, clinical instructor at UCLA, and a columnist for Los Angeles Family magazine. As an active Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), she is on the executive board of the section on media and co-chairperson of the media resource team. Dr. Altman has regularly appeared as a medical expert on numerous television programs including Santa Barbara's morning news and Lifetime's "What Should You Do?" She is currently a regular guest on the PBS parenting show "A Place of Our Own" and on the Food Network program, "Take It Off!"

About the AAP: The American Academy of Pediatrics and its more than 60,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, and pediatric specialists dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. AAP books with Bantam include Caring for Your Baby and Young Child Birth to Five, Caring for Your School-Age Child Ages 5 to 12, Caring for Your Teenager, Guide to Toilet Training, and New Mother's Guide to Breastfeeding.



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