The Mother of all Parenting Books: An All-Canadian Guide to Raising a Happy, Healthy Child from…

Paperback | November 12, 2003

byAnn Douglas

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Parenting is the toughest job on the planet. Fortunately, Canadian parents have Ann Douglas to turn to as their guide. Using her trademark non-bossy approach to all of the perennial parenting hot topics, Douglas has pulled together the latest research on everything from teaching kids self-discipline to preventing power struggles within the family to encouraging kids to feel great about themselves. The result is an all-Canadian guide to raising healthy, happy kids — a book no Canadian parent should be without.

THE MOTHER OF ALL PARENTING BOOKS DELIVERS:

  • the facts on discipline-what works, what doesn''t, and how your discipline methods need to evolve as your child grows older
  • practical tips on teaching kids morals and values
  • strategies for promoting healthy child-parent communication
  • advice on avoiding parent burnout
  • the lowdown on what it takes to keep kids safe today without smothering them
  • the facts on fitness, nutrition, and body image and the important role that parents have to play in modeling healthy living for their kids
  • research updates on bullying, eating disorders, childhood depression, and other important health and safety issues
  • tips for riding out the sometimes rocky preteen years
  • a listing of Canadian resources, including an Internet directory

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Parenting is the toughest job on the planet. Fortunately, Canadian parents have Ann Douglas to turn to as their guide. Using her trademark non-bossy approach to all of the perennial parenting hot topics, Douglas has pulled together the latest research on everything from teaching kids self-discipline to preventing power struggles within the family to encouraging kids to feel great about themselves....

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Parenting is the toughest job on the planet. Fortunately, Canadian parents have Ann Douglas to turn to as their guide. Using her trademark non-bossy approach to all of the perennial parenting hot topics, Douglas has pulled together the latest research on everything from teaching kids self-discipline to preventing power struggles within the family to encouraging kids to feel great about themselves....

Ann Douglas is the co-author of The Unofficial Guide to Having A Baby and Trying Again: A Guide to Pregnancy After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Loss. She is also the author The Mother of All Pregnancy Books and The Mother of All Baby Books. In addition, she is the author of Before You Were Born: The Inside Story and Baby Science: How Babies Really Work, a recent Book of the Month Club selection for both Canada...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 1.18 inPublished:November 12, 2003Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0470833327

ISBN - 13:9780470833322

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Straight goods, sense of humour, love it! This is a fantastic book for parents of school-aged children. Douglas gives practical, straightforward advice on many relevant issues, such as discipline, power struggles, education, nutrition and health, friends, being a positive role model and setting values. She also lists various scenarios for each issue with sensible advice on how to tackle it. Douglas validates a parent's experience with all the good, bad and ugly stuff that crop up in a young kid's life, and does so honestly and with a nice sense of humour. She is never coy or preachy, and her writing style is easy to read. Great appendix at the back listing Canadian resources and websites of interest. A great book and worth every penny.
Date published: 2006-06-29

Extra Content

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Truth about Parenting

Kid under Construction

The Dirt on Discipline

Short-Circuiting Power Struggles before Someone Gets Zapped

Ain’t Misbehavin’: Minor and Major Behavior Problems

Talking the Talk

Playing It Smart

The Joy of Play

Social Studies: Kids and Friendship

The Health Department

The Worry Zone

Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Kids

The Changeling: The Joys and Challenges of Parenting a Preteen

Appendix A: Directory of Organizations

Appendix B: Web Site Directory

Index