Your Four Year Old

Author: Louise Bates Ames
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 9780307813411
Release Date: 2012-01-18
Genre: Family & Relationships

What is it about four-year-olds that makes them so lovable? What problems do four-year-olds have? What can they do now that they couldn't do at three? Drs. Ames and Ilg, recognized authorities on child behavior and development, discuss these and scores of other questions unique to four-year-old girls and boys, and they offer parents practical advice and enlightening psychological insights. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Your Four Year Old

Author: Louise Bates Ames
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 9780440506751
Release Date: 1989-11
Genre: Family & Relationships

What is it about four-year-olds that makes them so lovable? What problems do four-year-olds have? What can they do now that they couldn't do at three? Drs. Ames and Ilg, recognized authorities on child behavior and development, discuss these and scores of other questions unique to four-year-old girls and boys, and they offer parents practical advice and enlightening psychological insights. Can Your Four-Year-Old make you a happier, less stressed, and more efficient parent? You bet! Find out about: * Embarrassing moments . . . how to deal with a four-year-old's fascination with bowel movements, belly buttons, body parts, and forbidden words--without turning red. * Words that will work a miracle . . . what to say to give your child and instant smile, raise self-esteem, and change behavior quicker than criticism. * Hyperactivity . . . how to determine if your "always on the go" four-year-old is truly hyperactive. * Kindergarten readiness . . . school too soon can cause lifelong problems, so note this warning for parents of "fall babies." * Encouraging creativity . . . fifteen activities you can initiate to stimulate your child's natural talents and have a great time too! * Your child's body type: round and plump or bony and angular . . . does it predict behavior, temperament, and social success? . . . and more!

Your Four Year Old

Author: Louise Bates Ames
Publisher: Dell Books
ISBN: 9780440506751
Release Date: 1989-11-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

What is it about four-year-olds that makes them so lovable? What problems do four-year-olds have? What can they do now that they couldn't do at three? Drs. Ames and Ilg, recognized authorities on child behavior and development, discuss these and scores of other questions unique to four-year-old girls and boys, and they offer parents practical advice and enlightening psychological insights.

Your Five Year Old

Author: Louise Bates Ames
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 9780440506737
Release Date: 1981
Genre: Family & Relationships

Guides parents through the stages of development a five year old goes through.

Your Seven Year Old

Author: Louise Bates Ames
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 9780307808998
Release Date: 2012-01-18
Genre: Family & Relationships

Your Seven-Year-Old is devoted to the delightful but often anxious and withdrawn child of Seven. Although any seven-year-old will have moments of exuberance, security, and happiness, in general this is an age of introspection. As it begins, parents and teachers may welcome the quiet after the tussles and tangles of Six. But once the child of Seven starts to withdraw it’s almost as though he doesn't know where or when to stop. Seven-year-olds feel picked on by family, friends, and teachers alike; they worry that no one likes them; they expect every little task to prove too difficult to handle; tears come easily at this age. With wit and wisdom, Dr. Ames of the highly respected Gesell Institute and Carol Chase Haber offer insights into what children this age are feeling and thinking, and how parents can best deal with these moody, serious Sevens. Included in this book: • New body awareness • Sulking • Concerns about fairness • Stories from real life • Fascination with horror, gore • Threats of running away from home • Life in the second grade • Books for Sevens and the parents of Sevens “Louise Bates Ames and her colleagues synthesize a lifetime of observation of children, consultation, and discussion with parents. These books will help parents to better understand their children and will guide them through the fascinating and sometimes trying experiences of modern parenthood.”—Donald J. Cohen, M.D., Director, Yale Child Study Center, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology, Yale School of Medicine

Your Two Year Old

Author: Louise Bates Ames
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 9780307813398
Release Date: 2012-01-18
Genre: Family & Relationships

Are two-year-olds really so terrible, or does the world have a slightly skewed view of this sometimes difficult, sometimes adorable lot? Drs. Ames and Ilg, recognized worldwide as authorities on child behavior and development, offer parents practical advice and enlightening psychological insights on children this age. What are two-year-old girls and boys thinking and feeling? How do they see others around them? With humor and compassion, the authors describe the general characteristics of these complex toddlers: their physical growth trends, their emotional and psychological maturation. Also included are insights into how two-year-olds behave with family and other children, and advice on how to handle them, as well as tings to avoid. Included in this book: • A two-year-old’s view of the world—and himself • Bath and dressing routines • Sex differences • Stories from real life • A list of age-appropriate toys and books • A bibliography for parents “Louise Bates Ames and her colleagues synthesize a lifetime of observation of children, consultation, and discussion with parents. These books will help parents to better understand their children and will guide them through the fascinating and sometimes trying experiences of modern parenthood.”—Donald J. Cohen, M.D., Director, Yale Child Study Center, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology, Yale School of Medicine

Your Ten to Fourteen Year Old

Author: Louise Bates Ames
Publisher: Dell Books
ISBN: 9780440506782
Release Date: 1989-03-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Offers advice on recognizing patterned changes in the development of adolescent children and prepares parents for a stressful period in their children's lives

Bad Guys Don t Have Birthdays

Author: Vivian Gussin Paley
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226644960
Release Date: 1991-05-21
Genre: Education

Demonstrates how children use fantasy play to explore and come to terms with fear and jealousy, examining the case of Frederick, a young child dealing with the arrival of a baby brother and what the event means to him

Your Three Year Old

Author: Louise Bates Ames
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 9780307813404
Release Date: 2012-01-18
Genre: Family & Relationships

A three-year-old is a real puzzle to parents, sometimes anxious to please and befriend, sometimes strong-willed and difficult to get along with. At the heart of the three-year-old’s personality is often an emotional insecurity—and this causes a host of problems for parents! Drs. Ames and Ilg, recognized authorities on child behavior and development, help parents understand what’s going on inside that three-year-old head, what problems children have, and how to cope with the toddler who is sometimes friend, sometimes enemy. Included in this book: • Jealousy of a new sibling • Toilet training • How to improve a child’s eating habits • Friendships with peers • Common fears • Developing language skills • Nursery school • Books for parents and three-year-olds “Louise Bates Ames and her colleagues synthesize a lifetime of observation of children, consultation, and discussion with parents. These books will help parents to better understand their children and will guide them through the fascinating and sometimes trying experiences of modern parenthood.”—Donald J. Cohen, M.D., Director, Yale Child Study Center, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology, Yale School of Medicine

Your Six Year Old

Author: Louise Bates Ames
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 9780307809001
Release Date: 2012-01-18
Genre: Family & Relationships

The six-year-old is a complex child, entirely different from the five-year-old. Though many of the changes are for the good -- Six is growing more mature, more independent, more daring and adventurous -- this is not necessarily an easy time for the little girl or boy. Relationships with mothers are troubled -- most of the time Six adores mother, but whenever things go wrong, it's her fault. It used to be, at Five, that she was the center of the child's universe; now, the child is the center of his own universe. Parents need the expert advice of Drs. Ames and Ilg during this difficult year, to explain parent-child relations, friendships with peers, what six-year-olds excel at, how they see the world, what it feels like to be entering the first grade. Children need patience and understanding to help make this transition easier. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Your Nine Year Old

Author: Louise Bates Ames
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 9780307808981
Release Date: 2012-05-30
Genre: Family & Relationships

What happened to that sunny outgoing child of eight? As parents of nine-year-olds often discover, nine is a tricky age. Children are more distant from Mother and Father; they're more independant and rely on friends for companionship, or they have a tendency to spend time alone. Some nines are boisterous and wild, others thoughtful and withdrawn. Helping parents learn how to cope with the unpredictable nine-year-old is the aim of this practical guide from the Gesell Institute. Nine-year-olds are hovering on the brink of adolescence, and this in part contributes to their up-and-down nature. Dr. Louis Bates Ames and Carol Chase Haber paint a vivid picture of the child at this age and offer useful advice to make life easier for parents and children alike. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Your One Year Old

Author: Louise Bates Ames
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 9780307809421
Release Date: 2012-01-18
Genre: Family & Relationships

The child from twelve to twenty-four months of age is a joy to have around—some of the time, that is. This child is growing at an incredible rate, learning to walk, learning to touch, learning to love, and learning to say “No!” for the first time. All of this can be quite a handful for the new parent. In this first book in the series from the renowned Gesell Institute, which includes Your One-Year-Old through Your Ten- to Fourteen-Year-Old, the authors discuss all important questions that concern the twelve- to twenty-four-month-old child. They examine the various stages of development between infancy and toddlerhood: what new things the child can do; how the child acts with parents and other people; what the child thinks and feels. Included in this book: • Sleeping and feeding routines • A one-year-old’s view of the world—and herself • Accomplishments and abilities • The basics of toilet training • Stories from real life • A list of age-appropriate toys and books • A bibliography for parents “Louise Bates Ames and her colleagues synthesize a lifetime of observation of children, consultation, and discussion with parents. These books will help parents to better understand their children and will guide them through the fascinating and sometimes trying experiences of modern parenthood.”—Donald J. Cohen, M.D., Director, Yale Child Study Center, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology, Yale School of Medicine

Understanding 4 5 Year Olds

Author: Lesley Maroni
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1846426510
Release Date: 2007-05-15
Genre: Psychology

Understanding 4-5-year-olds gives a thoughtful overview of the challenges that children face as they gradually move away from a strong attachment to their families and turn towards the wider world of school and life outside the family. Lesley Maroni discusses the critical social and emotional developments at this age, including identity, independence and sibling rivalry, the transition to school and friendships with peers, coping with illness and loss, and gender differences. The author also shows how 4-5-year-olds explore real issues using the protective safety of pretend play and their imagination. This accessible book provides valuable insights and a wealth of case examples that will help parents, educators and carers better understand and relate to children at this demanding, yet exciting, stage of development.

Child behavior

Author: Frances Lillian Ilg
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: UCSC:32106005169005
Release Date: 1981
Genre: Family & Relationships


Wild Wonderful Origami

Author: Mari Ono
Publisher: Cico
ISBN: 1907563563
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Make your own origami zoo with Mari and Roshin Ono’s collection of amazing animals. Whether you love cute and cuddly animals like the baby bear and the cheeky monkeys, or are friends with the feathered variety, you are sure to go wild for any of the 35 innovative designs. There are four great chapters explaining how to really bring your paper to life. Animal Fun has classic designs like the crane and fox, while Safari takes its inspiration from the Serengeti with projects for zebras, giraffes, lions and more. Next is Sea World, home to ocean dwellers including the dolphin, sea turtle and even a blowfish, and the Forest chapter has ideas to transform your paper into a tree-dwelling owl or eagle. Every project comes with simple step-by-step instructions and clear photographs, as well as helpful arrows showing you where to fold. Each design has also been given a skill rating, so start with a simple one and once you’ve mastered that move on to something a bit more challenging. 50 specially designed pieces of origami paper are included with the book, meaning you can start folding right away. • Simple step-by-step instructions explain how to make a whole host of animals. • No expensive tools required – just a piece of paper. • Includes 50 pieces of specially designed origami paper.