Synopses & Reviews
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 schoollet alone fitting in family meals, fun activities, and much-needed downtimebeing 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. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Publishers Weekly, 7/7/14
An astute and easy-to-read abecedary of tips for parenting tots
Elkind is especially attuned to questions about the challenges of parenting that were unheard of a century, or even a generation, ago
This breezy but substantive guide will make a terrific baby shower present and will find a welcome place on many a bedside table.”
Philadelphia Tribune, 7/31/14
"[A] quick, easy guide to kids."
Bookviews, August 2014
Covers a wide range of subjects and offers solutions to run-of-the-mill concerns as well as the more multifaceted issues
Dr. Elkind gives 500-word answers to more than a hundred of the most common questions parents ask.”
Hudson Valley News, August 2014
Big issues here, such as the right amount of computer time, (the biggie) bad language, sibling rivalry, homework issues, manners, you name it.”
Midwest Book Review, September 2014
This book packs in plenty of facts to over a hundred of the most common questions parents have.”
San Francisco Book Review, 9/5/14
This is not your average parenting guide
There is plenty of fantastic information to be found here
Elkinds liberal and open approach to many a topic considered taboo is commendable.”
Work and Family Life Newsletter, October 2014
A handy reference guide that parents of young children can turn to for quick answers to pressing problems
.With characteristic insight and comforting sensibility, [Elkind] offers practical answers to more than 100 common parenting questions.”
Metaphsychology Online Reviews, 10/21/14
A short but far reaching book
Readers will appreciate Elkind's matter of fact, easy to understand and non-judgmental attitude and language.”
Mid-Ohio Valley Parent Magazine, January 2015
A quick guide that is a valuable resource to all parents
Perfect for busy parents
Helpful to both new and veteran parents.”
Library Journal Parenting Bestsellers List, February 2015
A resource for todays parents of infants and young children with succinct answers to the most common questions.
Todays parents need a resource that fits their busy lifestyles, providing brief and pointed answers to the daily ques-tions that come up when youre raising kids. But most parenting books are lengthy tomes elaborating the broad principles of parenting. Parenting On-the-Go
offers a novel approach to the crowded genre: an authoritative yet quick and easy reference for the harried parents of infants and children under six. Covering more than 100 key issues in succinct entries, it is both comprehensive and precise. Dr. David Elkind draws from his own research and experience as a child clinical psychologist along with the most recent studies. The American School Board Journal
recently described Elkind as an expert who offers simple, practical guidance for parents and educators to foster health, intelligence, and creativity in children.” Parenting On-the-Go
is a display of that expertise and comforting sensibility that tackles everything from autism spectrum disorders and daycare centers to vaccinations and taking your kids to the zoo.
About the Author
David Elkind, PhD
, is a professor emeritus of the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development at Tufts University and the author of more than a dozen books, including The Hurried Child and The Power of Play. Through his writings, media appearances, and lectures in the United States and abroad, he is recognized as one of the leading advocates for the preservation of childhood. He lives on Cape Cod.