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Proactive Parenting: Guiding your Child from Two to Six

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  13 ratings  ·  6 reviews
An expert guide to the joys and challenges of parenting young children-from the renowned Eliot-Pearson Department that has helped children grow and learn for seventy-five years.

The Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development at Tufts University has always applied its resources to helping parents bring up happy, healthy children. Now the faculty offers a wealth of infor
Paperback, 384 pages
Published January 6th 2004 by Berkley Trade (first published February 4th 2003)
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Jun Yan
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was ok
Couldn’t finish the second half of book. The writing is not fun and the list of suggestions are difficult to remember.
Jul 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I thought this one was better than most parenting books. It gives examples and then discusses them (a common style for parenting books). What I liked was the section on your child's temperament and how this affects their interaction with their parents and others. I also liked the chapter on friendship at different ages and I especially liked the chapter about supporting play. The rest of the book is ok- a lot of it doesn't apply to our family (ie. single parents, divorce, death, etc.). It was wo ...more
Nov 08, 2008 rated it did not like it
After the first chapter I wanted to die of boredom. It was too clinical for me without enough real-life elements...sorry but a few case studies in 'out of home environments' does not give people with PhD's the right to judge what "type of child" you have (in my opinion) nor do I think that child-typing is effective for parenting. Never made it past the first chapter though, so this is more of an impression than a review.
Jul 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
Very practical advice, lots of examples/case studies. Not the most riveting as a straight read through, but I liked the tone.
Oct 21, 2012 rated it really liked it

Found it very helpful. Learned a lot about toddlers social development and how to help them through difficult situations.
Simone Isabella
Dec 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed reading this book. Has plenty of examples. I really recommand this book.
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