The Field Guide to Parenting: A Comprehensive Handbook of Great Ideas, Advice, Tips and Solutions for Parenting Children Ages One to Five

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The Field Guide to Parenting is an informative-packed, brilliantly organized compendium of the very best in child-rearing advice from a myriad of sources presented in a concise, easy-to-read format.

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"There is a lot of love and warmth in this book-pass it on!" Jean Illsley Clarke, author of Self-Esteem: A Family Affair; Growing Up Again: Parenting Ourselves, Parenting Our Children

"A truly accessible guide for today's parent." Vicki Lansky, author of over fifty books for parents and children, including Practical Parenting Tips: Over 1,500 Helpful Hints for the First Five Years

"The Field Guide to Parenting organizes a vast amount of parenting information into a handy resource book. ... A valuable tool for parents and all caregivers!" Elizabeth Pantley, author of Perfect Parenting and Kid Cooperation

"As up to the minute and sage as it is easy to use, The Field Guide To Parenting is a rare must-have child care guide." Hilary Pert Stecklein, MD, Pediatrician, President & Founder of Reading RX

"Finally, parents realize that an education and training for the most important job in the world (raising children) is equally as important as training to become a brain surgeon or a bricklayer. This book provides an excellent place to start" Jane Nelsen, EdD, author of the Positive Discipline series and several other

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About the Author:

Shelley Butler was born in Minneapolis, MN, and was the fourth daughter and child born into her family. She received a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Texas in 1986 and a Bachelor's Degree in English from the University of Minnesota in 1984. There she studied research, cataloguing/subject classification and reference service. As an information science professional, she is experienced and credentialed in the organization of information and locating information.

Ms. Butler was the lead author in obtaining a U.S. Department of Education literacy grant for a literacy program that she administered. In addition to recruiting and training, she produced training materials for literacy tutors and coordinated and supervised reference services, library programming, circulation and the highly successful children's summer reading programs for the San Marcos Public Library.

Ms. Butler has experience in public, private and governmental libraries. Her strong interest in parenting and child rearing information led her to organize and catalog an Early Childhood and Family Education (ECFE) parenting library in Minneapolis. She co-authored an introduction to the ECFE parent manual for her neighborhood ECFE program. Ms. Butler has been an advocate for early childhood and family education programs in Minnesota, and organized lobbying efforts on behalf of the ECFE program in Minneapolis.

She is a former librarian who understands the information needs of families, and is an expert at navigating through the overwhelming, complicated body of parenting and child rearing information.

Deb Kratz was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN. She has one older brother, Greg. During her childhood, she lived in a small friendly community called Riverview Road near the Mississippi River, and spent lots of time on her grandparents' farm in southern Minnesota.

Currently, Ms. Kratz teaches parenting classes in Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) programs in Stillwater, Minnesota. In this capacity, she co-facilitates a family literacy program, has taught several diverse groups of parents such as teen parents, single parents, and working parents, and offers parenting guidance and play and learning opportunities to parents and children through home visits.

Ms. Kratz has fifteen years of experience working with families in a variety of settings and capacities. She holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of St. Thomas (1994) and a Bachelor's Degree in Education from the University of Minnesota (1981). Also, she holds licenses in Parent Education and Social Work in Minnesota.

Her Masters thesis studied the information needs of parents in early childhood and family education.

One of the most important qualifications for writing this book is that Ms. Kratz and Ms. Butler are experienced parents. Mark Twain wrote, "War talk by men who have been in war is always interesting; whereas moon talk by a poet who has not been is likely to be dull." Between them and with help from each other, they have seen four kids through the joys and struggles of early childhood. They have been there and have interesting things to report.

"One of the most important qualifications for writing this book is that both authors are experienced parents. Mark Twain wrote, 'War talk by men who have been in a war is always interesting; whereas moon talk by a poet who has not been is likely to be dull." Between us and with help from each other, we have seen four kids through the joys and struggles of early childhood. We have been there and have interesting things to report."

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