Your Three-Year-Old: Friend Or Enemy
ISBN: 0440506492
EAN13: 9780440506492
Language: English
Release Date: Aug 15, 1980
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 0.4" H x 7.9" L x 5.3" W
Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

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

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   ... parts of this book which show its age (it's comfortable with spanking
Although there are parts of this book that show its age, I found it really useful and reassuring. It really painted such a clear picture of the age group, and I have seen basically everything that they speak in my son, who is now three-and-a-half. I am happy to know that it is not just me and that I am not necessarily prone to this parenting thing, and that so many of my son's challenging behaviours are appropriate for age. I appreciate the advice given, which says that you don 't always have to win in a battle of wills with your little tyrant, but should try to get through each day in a piece.
   Like it
This book I have not yet read because my child is still turning just two. I ordered it because I thought I would read it if I had it on hand, before he turns three, as he seems to be developing faster than most children see his age. I think this book will be just as good as the two-year-old.
   don't waste your money
Completly outdated and condescending. I was hoping for some practical insight into my relationship with my 13 year old, and instead I was advised to leave her as much as possible with a teenage babysitter. The 80s were a good decade for music, but apparently not for parenting advice. I found $11.00 was a value. In case of $1.00, this book would not be a value.
   Here is a lifepreserver for moms and dads and all caregivers of threeyearolds!
When my daughter was exasperated with her three-year-old, I remembered how these books helped me! I did not discover this series until mine were five and seven and they walked me through their childhoods after that. This was therefore the first time I read about the three-year-old! I don 't remember three being hard because I had been a stay-at-home mom until my two were four and six. This is a whole different ballgame! Today more moms HAVE TO work than ever before! I read the book fast until I could give it to my daughter. It has helped so much! Just learning that abrupt changes are normal and strategies to negotiate the changes of threeyear-olds at threeandahalf are so wonderful in this book!
   Get over it
Don 't like them? Tough was the name. This is a series about typical child behavior and understanding how they think ; it is not about you. So read the book, observe what you have read and enjoy your time together. If you want a how-to manual, I feel sorry for you... and your kid. P.S. : And please, don 't have any children either.
   This book is over 20 years old, advice is totally out of date!
This was a waste of money, advice is so out of date that it is laughable! I had planned to give it to my daughter for my 3 year old granddaughter, but there is no way she would have been interested in it, I ended reading some of it and giving up.
This book is offensive, racist, sexist and outdated. An example is a situation in which a child is afraid of Indians. Thought the book, it talks about Mother handling the duties and not upsetting Father. It is seriously 2014, not 1950.
   Perfect book for understanding the stages your little ones will go through.
I love these books, they explain what is happening with your child and how it is explained. Answers in simple terms about how to deal with these issues. Helps you make better decisions with that understanding of why your child behaves the way that thry does at a given age.
Like it was written almost 50 years ago because it was. I grew tired of reading about the special bond with a mother and how this is all the young child wanted very quickly. Once they said, you should have a good baby sitter, take the child out in day care or use a screen to entertain them, I was done.
   Great series, but ignore the outdated concepts
This series is great, but remember that they were written a long time ago, so you have to ignore the comments that are outdated, like boys who play with dolls could grow up to be gay, or the authors'okayness with spanking, etc. The psychological insights about children's behavior is what makes it helpful.