The Mothers' Almanac Goes to School: Your Child from Six to Twelve by Marguerite Kelly. (© 1989)
This is not just an invaluable resource for parents, it's also a good read. It is loaded with tips for making moments special, for putting values into perspective, for being emotionally supportive of your child, and for strengthening the bond between you and your child.
Marguerite Kelly, columnist and author, has given thoughtful, practical parenting advice for 26 years, but as a parent, not an expert. She has also written her nationally syndicated column "The Family Almanac" in The Washington Post since 1979.
Baby Play (Gymboree) by Dr. Wendy S. Masi, and Dr. Roni Cohen Leiderman (Paperback - April 2001)
Baby Hearts: A Guide to Giving Your Child an Emotional Head Start (Paperback)
by Susan Phd Goodwyn and Linda Phd Acredolo
This easy-to-read, informative, and practical book is geared towards children birth to three years. A Quick Reference Quide listed in the Table of Contents makes the topics easy to find for a busy mom.
Kids Create!: Art & Craft Experiences for 3- To 9-Year-Olds by Laurie Carlson
Kids Create! is an excellent collection that uses various mediums and can apply to children with varied artistic ability. But the best part is the discussion in the back of the book on appropriate levels of creative projects for kids of different ages. It clearly outlines what attention span and dexterity level you should expect from kids of different ages.
Heading Home with Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality
by Laura A. Jana and Jennifer Shu
The authors are both doctors and mothers. This is a great book for the first-time parent and covers everything you need to know from birth to six months.
The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer by Harvey Karp
You never expect to have a fussy baby but many parents do and this book will give you some great tips on how to make your baby feel safe & happy. Every new parent should read this book.
Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
If you are raising more than one child, do read this book. If you grew up with sibling rivalry, this might help you to understand why you hate your siblings.
Teaching Your Children Values by Richard Eyre and Linda Eyre
The authors present practical methods to teach children about values over a 12-month period. The Eyres are the authors of several parenting books (e.g., Teaching Children Joy , Ballantine, 1986) as well as hosts of the television show Families Are Forever. Their latest book is well researched and interesting. The authors cover a wide range of values, including honesty, courage, peaceability, self-reliance, self-discipline, fidelity and chastity, loyalty, respect, love, unselfishness, kindness, and justice. Each value is examined alongside anecdotes that involve the authors' children. Many activities (games, awards, family meetings, etc.) are recommended for preschoolers, adolescents, and teenagers. (Library Journal review)
The Good nanny book: how to find, hire, and keep the perfect nanny for your child by P. Michelle Raffin
An excellent book for the prospective nanny employer.
The Nanny Tax: How to Avoid Tax and Legal Problems When Employing Household Help by Chad R. Turner (© 2006)
This book helps anyone who employs domestic help understand and comply with the myriad tax, labor, immigration, and social security regulations that govern these workers. It also provides a comprehensive guide to the state-by-state legislation that applies to domestic employees.
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