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Parenting Books

(Some of these books will be located in the Early Learning Center (Parenting Shelf), and some are in the Adult Non-Fiction Section Upstairs.  Click on the title to find the location.)

The Parent Shelf is located just opposite the craft area in the Early Learning Center.  This collection contains helpful books on child rearing, dealing with behavior problems, games, party planning, craft ideas and more.

The baby book : everything you need to know about your baby--from birth to age two / William Sears  - The "baby bible" of the post-Dr. Spock generation, already embraced by hundreds of thousands of American parents, has now been revised, expanded, and brought thoroughly up-to-date -- with the latest information on everything from diapering to day care, from midwifery to hospital birthing rooms, from postpartum nutrition to infant development.

What to Expect the First Year - Bestselling guide to caring for baby features updated cultural references and new material that brings more in-depth coverage to issues such as newborn screening, home births, sleep problems, SIDS, returning to work, and much more. Illustrations.

1 2 3 Magic - This proven bestseller addresses the difficult task of child discipline with humor, keen insight and proven experience.

The Happiest Baby on the Block - In this eye-opening handbook, Dr. Karp gives parents a fascinating look at what their babies are going through as they adapt to the world. He shows that most crying babies can be calmed as quickly as switching off a light . . . if parents know how.

Baby Signs - Based on 20 years of research, this one-of-a-kind classic shows you how to encourage your baby's use of nonverbal gestures to enhance communication. Simple hand movements signify objects, events, and needs, so your infant can enjoy interactions with you that otherwise would have been impossible until they could talk.

The everything cooking for baby and toddler book / 300 Delicious, Easy Recipes to Get Your Child Off to a Healthy Start - The Everything[Registered] Cooking for Baby and Toddler Book is the perfect tool to help you create a balanced, natural diet that your little one will actually enjoy! With more than 300 recipes to choose from, you can make meals for your baby using a wide variety of healthy fruits, vegetables, meats, and fish.

Baby Sing and Sign - For the enormous market of parents interested in teaching their pre-verbal infants American Sign Language comes a uniquely accessible program, including music CD, proven to help babies improve language and motor skills and to communicate before they can talk.

The no-cry potty training solution : gentle ways to help your child say good-bye to diapers - From bestselling parenting author Pantley comes a potty-training plan that is foolproof and easy to implement. Her potty training solutions are realistic, as they have been tested by actual families in every childrearing situation.