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OVER 50 MILLION COPIES IN PRINT!
THE CLASSIC THAT CONTINUES TO GROW WITH THE TIMES! For sixty-five years, parents have relied on the expert advice of renowned pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock. But while children never change, issues and concerns do. Dr. Robert Needlman, himself a top-notch pediatrician, has newly updated and expanded this timeless classic to speak to any parent who is raising children in our rapidly changing world. While still providing reassuring advice on age-old topics such as caring for a new baby, as well as accidents, illness, and injuries, this book also contains expanded information in many new areas, including:
• Cutting-edge medical opinion on immunizations
• Obesity and nutrition
• Cultural diversity and nontraditional family structures
• Childrens learning and brain development
• The newest thinking on children with special needs
• Environmental health
• Increasingly common disorders such as ADHD, depression, and autism— including medications and behavioral interventions
• Children and the media, including electronic games
• Coping with family stress
• And much, much more
With an updated glossary of common medications and an authoritative list of the most reliable online resources, this invaluable guide is still the next best thing to Dr. Spocks #1 rule of parenting: “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.”
This timeless, classic bestseller has been revised and expanded by Dr. Robert Needlman, a top-notch physician who shares Dr. Spock's philosophy. All Dr. Spock's invaluable, time-tested advice is here, along with the most current medical practices and advances in childcare and glossaries of medical terms and of common medications. More than ever before, this essential work will help all parents face their many challenges and responsibilities with new confidence and joy.
Dr. Spock's classic handbook on caring for and rearing children is now fully revised and expanded for the 21st century. Includes entirely new chapters on such topics as international adoption, autism, coping with terrorism and other disasters, and much more. Original.
THE CLASSIC HANDBOOK -- COMPLETELY UP-TO-DATE
For generations, parents across the world have relied on Dr. Spock's expert pediatric advice. Now, in this fully revised edition of his timeless bestseller, you'll find all the information you need to meet the changes and challenges of child-rearing in the new millennium -- including entirely new chapters about international adoption, reading aloud, multiple intelligences, autism, coping with terrorism and disasters, and other such topics as:
breast-feeding: the latest research, approaches, and techniques
common medical-care Q&A
talking to your child about sex, drugs, and disease
immunizations, vitamins, and nutrition
learning, behavioral, and/or physical disorders
dental and vision care
raising non-violent children, teaching tolerance
first aid and injury prevention
...and more. With all-new glossaries of medical terms and common medications, and an updated list of resources, this invaluable guide is the next best thing to Dr. Spock's #1 rule of parenting: "Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do."
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.