Your Three-Year-Old

| June 16, 2011

Title: Your three-year-old : friend or enemy
Louise Bates Ames and Frances L. Ilg
Publisher: New York : Dell Pub. Co., c1976
Check it out! HQ772.5 .A399 1976

From the publisher: A three-year-old child 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.

About the authors: Frances L. Ilg, M.D., and Louise Bates Ames, Ph.D., cofounded the Gesell Institute of Child Development (now named the Gesell Institute of Human Development) in 1950 to continue the groundbreaking work of the late Dr. Arnold Gesell. Sidney Baker, M.D., became director of the institute in 1978. Ilg and Ames are the coauthors of several books, including Gesell Institute’s Child from One to Six, The Child from Five to Ten, and The Years from Ten to Sixteen.

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