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Thousands of free parenting books at the Internet Archive. Some books: Parenting, Courageous Parenting, Handbook of Parenting (several volumes), Single Parenting, Parenting Teenagers, The Sports Parenting Edge, Tough-Minded Parenting, Pinocchio Parenting, The Politics of Parenting, Breakthrough Parenting, many more.
Thousands of free child development books online. Be patient as the page loads. Some books: Child Development, Child and Adolescent Development, Child Development and Personality, Review of Child Development Research, Child Development and Social Policy, Cultural Perspectives on Child Development, Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers, Deafness and Child Development, many more. A child’s development stages, a child’s developmental stages, a child’s language development, a child’s social development.
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Discipline of children books free. Some books: Withhold Not Correction, Love Authority and Parenting, The Discipline Miracle, Guide to Positive Development, Effective Parents – Responsible Children, Lee Canter’s Assertive Discipline Parent Resource, Dr. Balter’s Guide to Discipline Without Combat, Discipline Without Shouting or Spanking, Disciplining Young Children, many more.
Child abuse books free from the Internet Archive free online. Some books: Alerting Kids to the Danger of Abuse and Neglect, It Shouldn’t Hurt to be a Child, Cry Softly! The Story of Child Abuse, I Won’t Let Them Hurt You, Protecting Children from Abuse and Neglect, Encyclopedia of Child Abuse, New Directions for Child Protective Services, Suffer the Little Ones, many more.
Free Interpersonal Relations books. Be patient as the page loads. Some books: 15 Minutes to Build a Stronger Marriage, Love and Its Counterfeits, Interaction Concepts of Personality, Introduction to Interpersonal Relations, Becoming Aware, Human Relations Development: a manual, You Put Up With Me – I’ll Put Up With You, Relationships: a study in Human Behavior, Exploring the Dimensions of Human Relationships, many more. Interpersonal Relations books free pdf.
Suggested Books on Parenting and Child Development
Ames, Louise Bates
Dell 1990 Dewey Dec. 649
The eight-year-old child is an exuberant, outgoing bundle of energy; he meets every challenge head-on, willing to try almost anything. Sometimes parents are amazed at the enthusiasm and excitement with which their child greets the world. However, eight is also a time when the child begins to do a great deal of analyzing and evaluating, finding fault in himself and others–especially Mother. How do parents help an eight-year-old through this up-and-down age? What should parents expect in their relationships with the child and how can life in the family be made easier? What will the child’s relationship with friends and siblings be like?
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Ames, Louise Bates and Ilg, Francis L.
Dell 1976 Dewey Dec. 649
“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.” -Publisher.
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Brazelton, T. Berry
De Capo 2003 Dewey Dec. 649
“Sleepless nights, wailing babies, and defiant toddlers-these are universal issues for new parents. Now beloved pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton and his esteemed colleague the child psychiatrist Joshua Sparrow come to the rescue with these highly effective and affordable guides. Full of empathy, warmth, and wisdom, each book in the Brazelton Way series leads parents step-by-step through these trying struggles. Courtesy of Dr. Brazelton’s unparalleled under-standing and experience, parents will emerge from the turmoil relieved, empowered, and full of new pleasure in the strength and progress of their individual child.” – Publisher.
Brott, Armin A. and Ash Jennifer
Abbeville 2001 Dewey Dec. 649
This indispensable book explores the emotional, financial, and even physical changes the father-to-be may experience during his partner’s pregnancy. Written in an easy-to-absorb format and filled with sound advice and practical tips for men on such topics as how to make sense of your conflicting emotions, how pregnancy affects your sex life, and how to start a college fund, this volume reassures, commiserates, and informs. It also incorporates the wisdom of top experts in the field, from obstetricians and birth-class instructors to psychologists and sociologists.
Doubleday 1996 Dewey Dec. 649
Teaching Tolerance is an invitation to parents and teachers: an invitation to examine their own habits and attitudes toward the community around them. Sara Bullard believes that once a parent is aware of the attitudes they were raised with, it is easier for them to teach their children true tolerance toward others. The first chapters of Teaching Tolerance focus on the humanness of intolerance-no one is truly exempt from the habit of judging others. The fourth chapter outlines the work required to alter intolerant instincts. The last four chapters walk parents through children’s need for security, self-expression and moral guidance; needs which, if respectfully met, will free them to be comfortable both with themselves and with people of different backgrounds.
Crompton, Vicki and Kessner, Ellen Zelda
Little, Brown 2003
Dating violence affects a huge number of teenage girls — one in three girls between the ages of ten and eighteen reports having been assaulted by a boyfriend — and can run the gamut from possessiveness to stalking to outright physical abuse. Often it is the girls with the highest selfesteem, those who believe they are in control of their lives and can bring out the best in their boyfriends, who find themselves in the grip of a relationship in which the tables have been turned.
This essential and timely book incorporates the insights and advice of experts in the fields of education, adolescent psychology, criminal justice, threat assessment, and sociology. Authors Crompton and Kessner also include the voices of teenagers and parents to provide an in-depth portrait of the dynamics of controlling behavior.
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Deak, Joann and Barker, Teresa
Hyperion 2002 Dewey Dec. 649
“Following in the footsteps of Mary Pipher’s groundbreaking Reviving Ophelia and Michael G. Thompson’s Raising Cain, Deak here offers a comprehensive road map to the many emotional and physical challenges girls of all ages face in today’s changing world. Bringing together stories and lessons from more than 20 years as a school psychologist, the latest brain research on girls, and the voices of girls themselves, this masterly book fulfills a desperate need for clear guiding principles to help mothers, fathers and daughters navigate this chaotic contemporary culture.” -Publisher.
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Harvard University 1999 Dewey Dec. 649
The best way to have it all–both a full family life and a career–is to halve it all. That’s the message of Francine Deutsch’s refreshing and humane book, based on extensive interviews with a wide range of couples. Deutsch casts a skeptical eye on the grim story of inequality that has been told since women found themselves working a second shift at home. She brings good news: equality based on shared parenting is possible, and it is emerging all around us. Some white-collar fathers achieve as well as talk about equality, and some blue-collar parents work alternate shifts to ensure that one parent can always be with the children.
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The secret behind France’s astonishingly well-behaved children. With a notebook stashed in her diaper bag, Druckerman-a former reporter for The Wall Street Journal-sets out to learn the secrets to raising a society of good little sleepers, gourmet eaters, and reasonably relaxed parents. She discovers that French parents are extremely strict about some things and strikingly permissive about others. And she realizes that to be a different kind of parent, you don’t just need a different parenting philosophy. You need a very different view of what a child actually is.
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Random House 2009
The voices of adopted children are poignant, questioning. And they tell a familiar story of loss, fear, and hope. This extraordinary book, written by a woman who was adopted herself, gives voice to children’s unspoken concerns, and shows adoptive parents how to free their kids from feelings of fear, abandonment, and shame. An invaluable guide to the complex emotions that take up residence within the heart of the adopted child–and within the adoptive home.
Elias, Maurice J. et al.
Harmony 1999 Dewey Dec. 649
“Based upon extensive research, firsthand experience, and case studies, Emotionally Intelligent Parenting breaks the mold of traditional parenting books by taking into account the strong role of emotions–those of parents and children–in psychological development. With this book, parents will learn how to communicate with children on a deeper, more gratifying level and how to help them successfully navigate the intricacies of relating to others. The authors take the five basic principles of Daniel Goleman’s best-seller, Emotional Intelligence, and explain how they can be applied to successful parenting. To this end, the book offers suggestions, stories, dialogues, activities, and a special section of Sound EQ Parenting Bites to help parents use their emotions in the most constructive ways, focusing on such everyday issues as sibling rivalry, fights with friends, school situations, homework, and peer pressure.
Faber, Adele & Mazlich, Elaine
Perennial Currents 2002 Dewey Dec. 649
You Can Stop Fighting With Your Children!
Here is the bestselling book that will give you the know–how you need to be more effective with your children and more supportive of yourself. Enthusiastically praised by parents and professionals around the world, the down–to–earth, respectful approach of Faber and Mazlish makes relationships with children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding.
Their methods of communication, illustrated with delightful cartoons showing the skills in action, offer innovative ways to solve common problems.
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Forward, Susan and Buck, Craig
Bantam 2002 Dewey Dec. 362.8
Are you the child of toxic parents?
In this remarkable self-help guide, Dr. Susan Forward draws on case histories and the real-life voices of adult children of toxic parents to help you free yourself from the frustrating patterns of your relationship with your parents — and discover a new world of self-confidence, inner strength, and emotional independence.
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Monsters under the Bed and other Childhood Fears: helping your child overcome anxieties, fears, and phobias
Garber, Steven W. et al.
Villard 1993 Dewey Dec. 649
This book is about how to respond to your child’s fears. Most children experience fears of the dark, strangers, unidentified noises, and numerous other things for a short time and then they pass. By supporting your child and filling in the gaps in her knowledge, you can minimize most of the normal childhood fears many children experience. By preparing your child in advance for the new situations she must meet, you may be able to avoid new fears.
The Gardener and the Carpenter: What the New Science of Child Development Tells Us About the Relationship Between Parents and Children
Bodley Head 2016
Caring deeply about our children is part of what makes us human. Yet the thing we call “parenting” is a surprisingly new invention. In the past thirty years, the concept of parenting and the multibillion dollar industry surrounding it have transformed child care into obsessive, controlling, and goal-oriented labor intended to create a particular kind of child and therefore a particular kind of adult. The author argues that the familiar twenty-first-century picture of parents and children is profoundly wrong–it’s not just based on bad science, it’s bad for kids and parents, too.
Hall, Sharon K.
An easy-to-read guide on raising emotionally healthy children that is based on sound psychological research. Focuses on seven key areas of child development in raising psychologically healthy children. Paints an overall picture of the skills children need to become functioning adults through translating the latest scientific research into workable guidelines. Explores how early cognitive and social development is linked to universal issues of tolerance, sexism, and racism.
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Hogg, Tracy and Blau, Melinda
In this bestseller Tracy Hogg gave parents what for some amounted to a miracle: the ability to understand their baby’s every coo and cry so that they could tell immediately if the baby was hungry, tired, in real distress, or just in need of a little TLC. Tracy also dispelled the insidious myth that parents must go sleepless for the first year of a baby’s life–because a happy baby sleeps through the night. Reassuring, down-to-earth, and often flying in the face of conventional wisdom, Secrets of the Baby Whisperer promises parents not only a healthier, happier baby but a more relaxed and happy household as well.
Knopf 2003 Dewey Dec. 649
Since the beginning of the twentieth century, millions of anxious parents have turned to child-rearing manuals for reassurance. Instead, however, they have often found yet more cause for worry. In this rich social history, Ann Hulbert analyzes one hundred years of shifting trends in advice and discovers an ongoing battle between two main approaches: a “child-centered” focus on warmly encouraging development versus a sterner “parent-centered” emphasis on instilling discipline. She examines how pediatrics, psychology, and neuroscience have fueled the debates but failed to offer definitive answers. And she delves into the highly relevant and often turbulent personal lives of the popular advice-givers, from L. Emmett Holt and Arnold Gesell to Bruno Bettelheim and Benjamin Spock to the prominent (and ever conflicting) experts of today.
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Meadowbrook 2003 Dewey Dec. 649
Offers an alphabetical listing of both female and male names, including origins, meaning, and variations, and provides ethnic names from over one hundred countries. Parenting books pdf.
Contents: 15 Things to Consider When Naming Your Baby — The 100 Most Popular Girls’ Names of 2001 — The 100 Most Popular Boys’ Names of 2001 — Baby Name Worksheet — Final Choice Worksheet — Girls’ Names — Boys’ Names.
Vintage 2010 Dewey Dec. 362.7
Who is caring for today’s children? How well are they succeeding? What does care cost, and who is paying for it? How do parents go about choosing care for their children, and are they satisfied with what they find? Penelope Leach answers these and other urgent questions with facts and figures gathered from the most current research, brought to life by the voices of parents, including those involved in her own five-year study.
Leach highlights the urgent need in America today for measures to raise the quality of child care, and to make the best care we can provide available to all families, just as it is (often by government mandate) in most other developed nations. Setting out clearly and candidly what is known about every aspect of child care—including the often hidden feelings and fears of parents—Penelope Leach presents a critical case for building and implementing an agenda for change. /span>
Murkoff, Heidi et al.
Workman 2010 Dewey Dec. 649
For each of 12 months, there are guides to the progress the baby may be expected to be making at this stage, a list of potential health or other problems and paragraphs on the myriad questions all new parents ask–on subjects as various as in-home care, birthmarks, circumcision and breath-holding. Other sections cover what to buy for a new-born, first aid, recipes, adoption and even how to enjoy the first year, in terms of the parents’ own activities, such as social life and sex.
Norton 2011 Dewey Dec. 303
Tina Rosenberg has spent her career tackling some of the world’s hardest problems. In Join the Club, she identifies a brewing social revolution that is changing the way people live, based on harnessing the positive force of peer pressure. Her stories of peer power in action show how it has reduced teen smoking in the United States, made villages in India healthier and more prosperous, helped minority students get top grades in college calculus, and even led to the fall of Slobodan Milosevic. She tells how creative social entrepreneurs are starting to use peer pressure to accomplish goals as personal as losing weight and as global as fighting terrorism. Inspiring and engrossing, Join the Club explains how we can better our world through humanity’s most powerful and abundant resource: our connections with one another.
Northpoint 2006 Dewey Dec. 305.23
Rumspringa is Tom Shachtman’s celebrated look at a littleknown Amish coming-of-age ritual, the rumspringa—the period of “running around” that begins for their youth at age sixteen. During this time, Amish youth are allowed to live outside the bounds of their faith, experimenting with alcohol, premarital sex, revealing clothes, telephones, drugs, and wild parties. By allowing such broad freedoms, their parents hope they will learn enough to help them make the most important decision of their lives—whether to be baptized as Christians, join the church, and forever give up worldly ways, or to remain in the world.
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Caring for your School-age Child: ages 5 to 12 – Free Parenting Books PDF
Bantam 1995 Dewey Dec. 649
State-of-the-art advice for mothers, fathers, and caregivers from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
You’ve outgrown the baby books–but your school-age child needs you more than ever. No longer are the middle years of childhood considered a time of relative calm and smooth development. During the years from five to twelve, children must master the skills and habits that determine their future health and well-being–and parents have a crucial role to play. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the organization that represents the nation’s finest pediatricians and the most advanced research and practice in the field of child health from infancy to young adulthood, presents this fully revised and updated guide for parents who want to help their children thrive during these exciting and challenging years.
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Siegel, Daniel J. and Bryson, Tina Payne
The authors offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. The authors explain—and make accessible—the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. The “upstairs brain,” which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. No wonder kids throw tantrums, fight, or sulk in silence. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child’s brain and foster vital growth.
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, a Books for a Better Life Award, and one of The New York Times Book Review’s Ten Best Books of 2012, this masterpiece by the National Book Award–winning author of The Noonday Demon features stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional children, but also find profound meaning in doing so—“a brave, beautiful book that will expand your humanity” (People).
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Dutton 1992 Dewey Dec. 649
All the most common childhood illnesses and symptoms are described and the best treatment advised, as well as what to do in an emergency. In clear, sensible language, it tells you how to care for a newborn infant, how to guide your toddler or adolescent through the difficult stages, and what to do about school problems. Virtually every aspect of the care of infants, children, and teenagers is covered, from sleep problems to discipline to sex and drugs–all the basic information that has made Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care the most authoritative and complete parenting guide ever written.
Vintage Books on Parenting and Child Development
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The Principles on which a firm parental authority may be established and maintained, without violence or anger, and the right development of the moral and mental capacities be promoted by methods in harmony with the structure and the characteristics of the juvenile mind
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Chance, Mrs. Burton
Contents: 1. What Qualities Make a Good Mother?, 2. The Mother’s Duty to Herself, 3. Making Time, 4. Health, 5. Nursery Days – Spiritual, 6. Nursery Days – Physical, 7. Discipline, 8. Responsibility, 9. School Days, 10. Amusement, 11. Books for Children, 12. Individuality, 13. Influencing Older Children, 14. Home and the Child, 15. How Much Shall We Tell the Children?, 16. Chaperonage, 17. When the Children Marry (Spiritual Preparation), 18. When the Children Marry (Physical Preparation), 19. A Fourth “R” in Education.
Bringing Up Boys: A Study – Free Parenting Books PDF
Clark, Kate Upson
Contents: 1. Taking Boys Seriously, 2. The Boy’s Manners, 3. Boys versus Sentimentality, 4. Personal Defects and Peculiarities, 5. Keeping Boys Busy, 6. Shall the Boy Smoke?, 7. Games and Athletics, 8. The Boy’s Library, 9. The Boy’s Evenings, 10. The Social Discipline of the Boy, 11. The Moral Discipline of the Boy, 12. The Religious Discipline of the Boy, 13. The Boy’s Politics. Read child raising books online.
Cotton, Alfred Cleveland, M. D.
American School of Home Economics 1907
A volume in the Library of Home Economics 12-volume home study course.
Croly, Jennie Cunningham
Lee and Shepard 1875
Contents: 1. Maidenhood, 2. What Education does for Girls, 3. Boy and Girl Love, 4. Qualifications for Marriage, 5. Engaged, 6. The “Honey-moon”, 7. The Duty of the Wife, 8. Duties of Husbands, 9. Duty of Parents, 10. Marriage as a Partnership, 11. Marriage as a Mistake, 12. Marrying for Money, 13. Marrying without Money, 14. Marrying for a Home, 15. True Marriage, 16. The Future Husband, 17. The Family of the Future, 18. Married Forever, 19. Household Traditions, 20. Modern Bridals, 21. The Sin of Ignorance, 22. Divorce, 23. Domestic Service.
Written by a group of girls who have little time for study, and yet who find much time for thinking
Dodge, Grace H., ed.
These letters on 12 topics are the combined work of over 50 members of the Thirty-eighth Street Working Girls’ Society in New York City.
Contents: 1. What Constitutes an Ideal Womanhood and How to Attain to It, 2. Purity and Modesty: Two Words of Value, 3. Married and Single Life, 4. Family Life, 5. Hints as to Education and Books, 6. How to Cultivate Good Manners, 7. Jealousy: What is It?, 8. Practical Matters, 9. Influence of Art Upon Life, 10. Women as Moral Reformers, 11. Glimpses into the Business Part of Life, 12. How Can We Help One Another?, 13. Definition of Certain Words, 14. Club Life: Its Power.
Fergurson, Anna, comp.
Essays compiled from various authors.
Contents: Why do ye live, – Just Views of Life, – Character of Associates, – The Rose and the Clay, – Social Intercourse, – Home, – Filial Duties, – A Contrast, – Idle Daughters, – Youth, – Reveries, – Government of the Thoughts, – The Ivy, – Politeness in Conversation, – A Parable, – Little Things, – Temper, – Kindness, – Michael Angelo, – General Reading, – Study of the Scriptures, – General Cultivation, – Duties of Women to their Country, – Humility, – Courtesy, – Extract, – Dress, – Requisition for the Toilet, – Personal Habits, – Conduct during Matrimonial Engagements, – The Lady’s Reverie. Books on raising children.
Harper & Brothers 1884
The contents of this book came from discussions in a mothers’ club in Washington County, Virginia. Typically the group would read an essay on a topic about some aspect of child-raising, then discuss it. In other cases the club-members submitted their own short papers.
Some of the topics: The Importance of Bringing up our Sons to be Good Husbands and our Daughters to be Contented and Useful Old Maids, – Bathing; Various kinds of Baths, Drying the Body, etc., – The Vexed Questions of Amusements and Sunday Occupations, – The Choice and Use of Books by Children, – The Early Education of Children, – Good Servants, and How to Get Them; The Kitchen the Heart of the Home, Freemasonry among Servants, – Sugar and Sweet Cakes; Lavish Use of Sugar, Feeding Animals, Hot Bread, – The Formation of the Child’s Character.
Grey, Maria G. and Shirreff, Emily
Crosby and Nichols 1851
Contents: 1a. General View of the Position and Influence of Women, 1b. Views of Life, and their Influence on Education, 2. Power and Influence of Habit, 3. On Method, 4. Conscience, and the Government of the Will, 5. Love and Pursuit of Truth, 6. Love of Moral Excellence, 7. Benevolence, 8. Instruments of Moral Discipline, 9. Mental Training, 10. General Method of Study, 11. Choice of Subjects for Study, 12. Love of Knowledge, 13. Culture of the Imagination, 14. Religion.
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Sophia Margaretta Almon Hensley (1866-1946) was a Canadian from Nova Scotia and a poet. She moved with her husband to New York City in 1890 where she was active in child welfare and feminist causes, and also wrote non-fiction on issues related to marriage and family. This book was remarkable for its liberal views on unwed mothers.
Holt, Luther Emmitt
“Standard work of high authority and value.” – A.L.A.Catalog 1904-11. A child’s developmental stages, a child’s language development, a child’s social development.
The Young Lady’s Mentor … – Parenting Books PDF
A Guide to the Formation of Character, in a series of letters to her unknown friends
Peck & Bliss 1851
Contents: Contentment, – Temper, – Falsehood and Truthfulness, – Envy, – Selfishness and unselfishness, – Self-Control, – Economy, – The Cultivation of the Mind, – Amusements, – The Influence of Women on Society, – The Sphere of Woman’s Influence, – Education of Women, – Love – Marriage, – Literary Capabilities of Women, – Ennui, and the Desire to be Fashionable, – The Influence of Personal Character, – On the Means of Securing Personal Influence.
Leslie, Mrs. Frank
Belford, Clarke 1888
The author, Miriam Florence Folline Leslie, was the wife of millionaire NY magazine publisher Frank Leslie and a major force in NY City society at the time she wrote these articles for magazines in the 1880s. Chapter headings: – Danger to Rosebuds, – Flirtation, – Marriage as a Fine Art, – Co-Education of Boys and Girls, – Courtesy Towards Women, – Friendship between Man and Woman, – Pretty Women and Handsome Men, – How Women should Care for Health, – Hypocrisy in Society, – Woman’s Co-operative Union, – Hotel and Home Life, – How a Woman can Earn a Living, – The Woman of the Future, – Excuse Me, Madam!, – My Better Half, – Try Change of Air.
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Morse, John Lovett, M.D.
Harvard University 1923
Child raising, a child’s developmental stages, a child’s language development, a child’s social development.