Too Tall? Too Short? Too Fat? Too Thin?: A Guide to the Growth and Sexual Development of Children

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This book is for parents and others interested in the growth and sexual development of children. With examples of typical children, it describes normal and abnormal development in plain, straightforward language. Parents and others concerned about the growth of a particular child will find practical and useful information in this book. They will also learn when a child should have professional evaluation.

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This book answers most questions that parents ask about the physical and sexual growth of their children. The author - a practicing pediatrician and specialist in pediatric endocrinology - describes the processes of physical growth from before birth through adolescence in language easily understood by parents, teachers, day care workers, and others concerned with the development of children. At the same time, the scope and depth of the text and illustrations make the book useful to medical and nursing practitioners who are often asked the kinds of questions raised in Too Tall? Too Short? Too Fat? Too Thin?

One of the principal values of this book is the reassurance it will give many parents whose children, although not average, fall within the broad range of normal' development. Typical case histories are presented to illustrate each of the many different growth patterns discussed. Those patterns that suggest an abnormal condition are pointed out, and current treatment methods are discussed in a straightforward and empathetic manner.

After an opening discussion of normal growth, the author examines problems of short and tall stature, obesity and malnutrition. Next, a section on normal pubertal development is followed by considerations of children whose development is early or delayed. Among other topics discussed are: short stature and the use of growth hormone; obesity in childhood; eating disorders (bulimia and anorexia nervosa); and delayed pubertal development.

The result is a readable and scientifically accurate explanation of the physical growth of children. Most parents and other persons concerned about the growth of a particular child can find reassurance in the information presented in this book. They can also learn when it is appropriate to seek professional evaluation.

About the Author:

Alan M. Schindler, M.D. has been practicing general pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology at the MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine in Philadelphia since 1981. As a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics he is actively involved in the education of medical students and resident physicians. The idea for this book evolved from Dr. Schindler's interactions with children and parents while he was a fellow in pediatric endocrinology at Philadelphia's St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. This is his first book for the lay reader. He is married and has three children.

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