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Put Yourself in Their Shoesby Barbara Meltz
Synopses & Reviews
Wouldn't parenting be easier if you could see into the mind of your child?
Learn to hear what your child can't or won't tell you--and
In her popular Boston Globe column "Child Caring," Barbara Meltz has been writing about real-life parenting issues for more than a decade.She has found that instead of divorce or moving--the situations parents think of as stressful--children's concerns are often linked to commonplace events such as sleepovers or the first day of school.
In this wise, compassionate book, Meltz offers parents a unique window into their child's inner life.She includes candid, illuminating observations from kids themselves and offers advice on what to ask, listen for, or observe to decode puzzling behavior. . . how to get a child to talk about his or her problems. . . and how to find the best way to solve conflicts.By focusing on developmental trouble spots, not age, her approach is as helpful to the parents of a two-year-old as to those of a twelve-year-old.From keeping secrets to going to camp to larger issues, such as stealing or death in the family, Put Yourself in Their Shoes offers a way to see inside a child's world--and help to make it safe and strong.
The author of The Boston Globe's "Child Caring" column draws on real-life situations and expert research to lend parents of children from two to twelve advice on such problems as children's stress, communication, and discipline. Original.
About the Author
Barbara Meltz's "Child Caring" has been one of the best-read columns at The Boston Globe since she began writing it more than a decade ago.She lives outside Boston with her husband, son, and dog.This is her first book.
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