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Kid Tips

Kid Tips

The Real Parenting Experts Speak Out!
For this invaluable book, Tom McMahon mounted a nationwide media campaign and gathered a wealth of tested and proven child raising tips from experienced parents in over three hundred cities across the country. Here are more than one thousand of the best, reflecting every aspect of parenting -- inside tips today's busy parents all too often don't have time to share with their family and friends. Discover fresh, unique, creative ideas that are fun, thrifty, easily accessible and pediatrician-approved for health and safety:
PLAYTIME -- from indoor activities to outdoor play to coping with clutter and cleanup
MEALTIME -- how to feed baby, deal with your finicky eater and dine out without losing your mind
HEALTH AND SAFETY -- taking medicine painlessly, soothing colicky babies, visiting the doctor, and more
DISCIPLINE -- three easy steps that short-circuit big problems before they begin!
BEDTIME -- from putting baby to bed to quieting bumps in the night
ON THE GO -- travel and vacations, errands and shopping made easy
SELF ESTEEM AND RELATIONSHIPS -- promoting healthful self-respect and respect for others
From baby basics to easy toilet training to teaching your children responsibility and more, here are fast, fabulous "fixes" that work!
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  • Gallery Books | 
  • 304 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780671026097 | 
  • November 1998
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Chapter 1: PLAY TIME
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
-- Albert Einstein
In a child's world, a doll comes to life, wooden blocks are transformed into cities, and a pail of water becomes an ocean of fun. These types of activities -- creative play -- seem to be the most enjoyable for children and certainly keep their attention the longest. For example, I sometimes pause at my daughters' bedroom door to sneak a peek into their imaginative world. I recently watched my three-year-old put her "babies" to bed. Catching my eye, she held her index finger to her lips and whispered, "Shhh, babies night-night." My six-year-old,... see more

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