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Understanding Your Three-Year-Old : UNDERSTANDING YOUR CHILD SERIES - Louise Emanuel

Understanding Your Three-Year-Old


Paperback Published: 1st November 2004
ISBN: 9781843102434
Number Of Pages: 96

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What changes when a young child begins to leave toddlerhood behind? How do you keep track of your child's good and bad experiences at nursery and kindergarten and support her through them? What is the best way to cope with temper tantrums, and why do they happen?

Louise Emanuel presents practical tips and a great deal of emotional reassurance for both the first-time and the experienced parent. She offers helpful guidance on a range of topics, from managing sibling rivalry and ensuring everyone in the family gets a good night's sleep, to encouraging conversation and imaginative solitary and social play.

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They are a rich resource of balanced, sensitive and non-judgemental advice to help parents and professionals looking after children. The central subject is the mental and emotional development of children and their parents. And the style is intelligent and friendly. Each book is divided into very easily digestible sections, with excellent (and often very funny) case studies scattered liberally throughout and a really detailed contents page for those "where did I see that bit about"moments. The books form a cohesive and continuous guide to almost everything I have ever wondered about bringing up my children. I learnt a lot. And a friend, mother of her first two-year-old, could not wait to get her hands on these when I described them. They are now going into our bathroom "reference library" for family and visitors to peruse and digest. -- 0-19 Magazine

Forewordp. 7
Acknowledgementsp. 9
Introductionp. 11
Developing skills and strong wills
Part of the family
Managing separation and transitions
What you will find in this book
Understanding your Childp. 17
Temperament and life experience
The work of play
Fantasy worlds
Feeling small and managing feelings
Potency: I can do anything
Imaginary friends
Telling the difference between fantasy and reality
Managing stressful times
Questioning the magic
The development of conscience and empathy
Language and conversation
Curiosity and questions
Family Lifep. 27
Developing family relationships
The Oedipus complex
Mother's beauty and erotic feelings
Jealousy and its link to sleep difficulties
Sleeping alone
Managing these feelings in small children
Parents: some time together
Reunion after separation
Identification with parents and developing an identity
Parents getting on together
Parenting roles
Driving a wedge between parents
Differences of opinion about discipline
Putting aside rivalry and working together as parents
Single parents
A New Baby in the Familyp. 39
Changes for everyone
Making the decision
News of the pregnancy
How are babies made?
Brothers and sisters: friendship and jealousy
Younger siblings
Juggling everyone's needs
Older siblings
Talking things over: conversations between friends
The build-up to baby's arrival
Early waking
Angry attacks on parents
Offloading feelings
Going to nursery
Children's sexual feelings
The birthday party
The baby arrives
Coping with Angerp. 59
Anger and aggression
Excessive aggression
Temper tantrums
Saying "No"
Bribery and threats
Working Things Outp. 67
Toilet matters
Relaxation and sleeping
Storybooks and working through experiences
Bedtime rituals
Sleeping difficulties
Interrupting the parents
Letting go
Picking up on worries
Night-time fears
Dreams and nightmares
Night terrors
Food fads and concerns around eating
Picky eaters
Junk food
Links with behaviour
Gender differences and sexual identity
Tough times
Telling the truth: when and how much should one tell?
Off to Nurseryp. 81
Saying goodbye
Playing out separation issues
Being in a group
Imaginary games
Taking a break from the group
The teacher as parent figure
Rivalry for teacher's attention
Conclusionp. 87
References and Further Readingp. 89
Helpful Organizationsp. 91
Indexp. 93
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ISBN: 9781843102434
ISBN-10: 1843102439
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1st November 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.16