Essential parenting advice from one of today's leading psychologists, at your fingertips
What is the most treasured resource for families with young children? Time. Between keeping house, shopping, doing chores, and getting everyone to work and school—let alone fitting in family meals, fun activities, and much-needed downtime—being a parent can require major feats of scheduling. While parents don't always have hours to pore over parenting books, they could use short, to-the-point advice on the challenges they confront every day.
Now, for today's busy families, child-development expert and bestselling author David Elkind offers Parenting on the Go: an authoritative, accessible guide for parents of infants and young children. Elkind has long been praised for his timely, resonant responses to key child-rearing issues. Here, with characteristic insight and comforting sensibility, he offers practical answers to more than 100 common parenting questions, on topics from A to Z, including:
Attention Deficit Disorders
Child-Proofing the Computer
Empathy in Children
Manners and Morals
and much more.
Praise for David Elkind
"The Power of Play should be considered one of the primers for good parenting."—Chicago Parent
"[O]ffers excellent perspectives on children, parents, and culture . . . this powerful book is essential reading."—Library Journal on The Hurried Child
"Elkind . . . is a child-study specialist of eminent common sense . . . whom parents would do well to heed."—Publishers Weekly
Clinical psychologist Elkind (The Hurried Child) offers an astute and easy-to-read abecedary of tips for parenting tots. 135 short essays cover topics ranging from "fears and rituals," to "music for preemies," to "zoos for children." Elkind is especially attuned to questions about the challenges of parenting that were unheard of a century, or even a generation, ago, including: the spike in autism, questions about gender identity, and "mature moms." However, he does not wholly abandon norms of an earlier era in a embrace of contemporary mores; even though 25 percent of American meals are eaten in cars, table manners are still important, according to Elkind. This breezy but substantive guide will make a terrific baby shower present and will find a welcome place on many a bedside table.