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New First Three Years of Life

New First Three Years of Life

Completely Revised and Updated

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First published in 1975, The First Three Years of Life became an instant classic. Based on Burton White's thirty-seven years of observation and research, this detailed guide to the month-by-month mental, physical, social, and emotional development of infants and toddlers has supported and guided hundreds of thousands of parents. Now completely revised and updated, it contains the most accurate information and advice available on raising and nurturing the very young child. White gives parents real-world-tested advice on:
* Creating a stimulating environment for your infant and toddler
* Using effective, age-appropriate discipline techniques
* How to handle sleep problems
* What toys you should (and should not) buy
* How to encourage healthy social development
* How and when to toilet-train
No parent who cares about a child's well-being can afford to be without this book.
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  • Touchstone | 
  • 384 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780684804194 | 
  • August 1995
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Chapter 1

Birth to Eight Months: Guidelines for Phases I to V

General Remarks

Why Separate the First Eight Months from the Balance of the First Three Years?

Reports from many parts of the world indicate that most children, even when raised under substandard conditions, do quite well educationally during their first eight months of life. Neither the child who will achieve superbly nor the one who will be seriously behind by the first grade seems to show any special qualities during the first year of life.

In our work we have found that rearing children well becomes much more difficult once they... see more

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