Your Three-Year-Old

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Your Three-Year-Old

Friend or Enemy

By Louise Bates Ames; Frances L. Ilg; Carol C. Haber

Dell, Paperback, 9780440506492, 176pp.

Publication Date: August 15, 1980

Description
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.


About the Author
Louise Bates Ames is a lecturer at the Yale Child Study Center and assistant professor emeritus at Yale University. She is co-founder of the Gesell Institute of Child Development and collaborator or co-author of three dozen or so books, including "The First Five Years of Life, Infant and Child in the Culture of Today, Child Rorschach Responses, "and the series "Your One-Year-Old" through "Your Ten- to Fourteen-Year-Old." She has one child, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Frances L. Ilg wrote numerous books, including "The Child from Five to Ten, Youth: The Years from Ten to Sixteen, "and "Child Behavior, "before her death in 1981. She was also a co-founder of the Gesell Institute of Child Development at Yale."