ERIC Number: ED455016
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Dr. Spock's the First Two Years: The Emotional and Physical Needs of Children from Birth to Age Two.
Compiling essays authored by Benjamin Spock and published in popular magazines, this book examines the emotional and physical needs of infants and toddlers. The chapters are: (1) "Communicating with Your Baby: Reading Your Baby's Cues," including information on crying, motor behavior, squealing, and parents' responses; (2) "Parents' Biggest Newborn Concerns," discussing concerns such as floppy head, SIDS, breastfeeding, breathing patterns, and jaundice; (3) "Choosing a Doctor for Your Baby," encouraging parents and doctors to work at building an alliance; (4) "The Arrival of the New Baby," focusing on feeding decisions, preparing the family for the new baby, and circumcision choices; (5) "How Much Regularity to Infant Feeding?"; (6) "Beginning Solids"; (7) "Poor Eaters"; (8)"Common Physical Problems," such as teething, colds, and ear infections; (9) "Stranger Anxiety"; (10) "Transitional Objects," including thumb sucking; (11) "Sleep Problems"; (12) "Toilet Training"; (13) "Discipline and Temper Tantrums: An Opportunity for Parent-Child Communication and Learning"; and (14) "Can You Spoil a Child?" (KB)
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Child Development, Child Rearing, Childhood Needs, Discipline, Emotional Development, Infant Care, Infants, Nutrition, Parent Child Relationship, Physical Development, Separation Anxiety, Siblings, Stranger Reactions, Toddlers, Toilet Training
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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