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An essential guide for today's parents — from the world-renowned pediatrician and author of Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care.

In this classic text, Dr. Benjamin Spock addresses the changing of traditional family structure and the challenges contemporary parents face. From two-job families to single parenthood, this timely reference offers sound, reliable advice on today's difficult parenting issues, including:

  • understanding the role of the modern father
  • developing healthy eating habits
  • adapting career demands to a baby's needs
  • evaluating child care outside the home
  • handling your child in public places
  • dealing with sleeping problems
  • teaching your child about strangers
  • nurturing your child's potential
  • talking to children about sex, disease, death,
  • religion and God
  • handling divorce and custody questions

About the Author

Benjamin Spock, M.D., practiced pediatrics in New York City from 1933 to 1947. He then became a medical teacher and researcher at the Mayo Clinic, the University of Pittsburgh, and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. The author of eleven books, he was a political activist for causes that vitally affect children: disarmament, day care, schooling, housing, and medical care for all. He had two sons, a stepdaughter, and four grandchildren. Dr. Spock, who died March 15, 1998, at age ninety-four, was married to Mary Morgan. Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care has been translated into thirty-nine languages and has sold fifty million copies worldwide since its first publication in 1946.

Table of Contents



1. Anxieties in Our Lives

Can We Ease Our Tensions?

To Work Outside or Not

Late Parenting

Can You Raise Superkids?

Abductors and Molesters

2.Being a Father Today

What a Child Needs from a Father

Learning to Be a Father

A Father's Companionship

The Pleasures of Being a Parent

Teaching Sexual Equality

Father and Son Comfort

A Father's Role in Discipline

I Didn't Know How to Be a Stepfather

3.Divorce and the Consequences

Children and Divorce

Can One Parent Be as Good as Two?

Custody Solutions

4.The New Baby

The First Three Months


Does a Baby Change a Marriage?

Early Parent-Infant Bonding

5.Sleep Problems

Turning Night into Day

Sleep and Separation Anxiety at Two Years

Sleep Problems after Three Years

The Family Bed and Nudity


Love Is the Basic Ingredient

Lenient versus Strict

Authoritarian versus Democratic

Imposed versus Inner Discipline

My Own Position on Discipline


Do You Mean It?

Arguments with Children

Taking Children Out

7.Stages of Childhood

Weaning and Comforters

Criticism of My Ideas on Weaning

More on Comforters

How to Manage One-Year-Olds

How Much Conscience

Creative versus Single-Purpose Playthings

Children's Thoughts on Their Parents

8.Difficult Relationships

When One Child Is Particularly Irritating

Difficult Neighbors

Getting Along with Your Child's Doctor

Judging Your Child's Teacher

9.Several Behavior Problems

Bad Language

Stealing, Lying, and Cheating


Anxiety about Starting School

10.Influencing Personality and Attitudes

Curiosity, Imagination, and Creativity

Fostering Sociability

Expressing Anger

Teaching Children the Idealism of Sex and Marriage


God and Religion in the Agnostic Family

Fairy Tales and Other Stories for Children

11.Health and Nutrition

Teaching Good Eating Habits

Infant Diet

Avoiding Feeding Problems

Serious Illness

How to Talk to Children about Sexuality and Love, in General


Product Details

Stein, Martin
Stein, Martin
Spock, Benjamin, M.D.
Spock, Benjamin
Greenfield, Marjorie
Benjamin, M.D. Spock
Pocket Books
New York
Child Care
Parent and child
Parenting - General
Parenting - Child Rearing
Parent and child -- United States.
Parenting -- United States.
Child Care and Parenting-General
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