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A guide to the diagnosis and treatment of common childhood ailments and developmental problems
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This clearly written book offers conventional, commonsense advice on children's health and developmental issues. Its alphabetical arrangement makes most problems easy to locate. However, some sections in this book could have benefited from a less conservative approach. In the section on preventing accidents, for instance, it is advised that you should "never try to grab or touch a snake, even if you know it's not poisonous." This advice seems unnecessarily rigid. More effective (and less restrictive to a child's natural curiosity) is to teach children how to identify snakes (always ask first) and how to handle nonpoisonous ones safely (it's easy!). Sleep issues are handled with only a brief reference to unconventional options, which can be found in William Sears's Nighttime Parenting (La Leche League, 1985). Books covering much the same ground as The Doctors Book , although not as succinctly or simply, include Robert Pantell and others' Taking Care of Your Child (Addison-Wesley, 1990. 3d ed.) and George Wootan and Sarah Verney's Taking Charge of Your Child's Health ( LJ 8/92). For a more nonconformist approach , try Robert Mendelsohn's How To Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor ( LJ 5/15/84). Recommended for consumer health collections . (Index not seen.)-- Constance Rinaldo, Dana Biomedical Lib., Dartmouth Coll., Hanover, N.H.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From an entry on "crankiness" to another addressing ringworm, this accessible, conversational anthology of children's ills and counsel on how to cope with them offers straightforward guidance on a host of likely evils. To combat sibling rivalry, for instance, "Don't ask who started it," the Rodale team instructs; instead of assigning blame, acknowledge anger, and try to work from and with it. About splinters: "Ignore the tiny tough ones," too difficult to remove, and apt to inch out on their own. And in the event of video game "addiction," parents are urged to "set limits" on the playing hours permitted, but also to play along, avoiding alienation of the generations. As is typical of Rodale titles, this one is well organized for browsing, as well as for more formal reference: big subheads and eye-catching sidebars direct the glance. Though not a cure-all, the book realistically troubleshoots.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Rodale Press, Emmaus, PA., 1994. Hardcover. Condition: New. Is New. Multiple copies available this title. Quantity Available: 7. ISBN: 0875961835. ISBN/EAN: 9780875961835. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 1560718075. Seller Inventory # 1560718075
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Book Description Rodale Pr, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110875961835