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How to Talk to Your Kids About Really Important Things
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"Will I get AIDS?" "Why do we have to move?" "What if grandma dies?" A child's difficult questions about everyday life can often take parents by surprise. How to Talk to Your Kids About Really Important Things helps parents find the words they need to talk to their kids and answer their questions. Drawing on clinical practice, scholarly research, and parental experience, Charles Schaefer and Theresa DiGeronimo give down-to-earth advice that parents will treasure. They offer practical guidance on a wide range of life's experiences, from family changes like moving to a new home, divorce, and remarriage to controversial subjects such as child abuse and AIDS.
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CHARLES E. SCHAEFER is professor of psychology and director of the Center for Psychological Services at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is the author of many parenting books, including Raising Baby Right (with T. DiGeronimo) which won the Child magazine award for the Best Parenting Book of 1992. THERESA FOY DIGERONIMO is adjunct professor of English at The William Paterson College of New Jersey and mother of three. As a team, she and Dr. Schaefer have coauthored several books, including Toilet Training Without Tears and Teach Your Child to Behave.

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"A candid and honest approach to parenting. Divided into age-appropriate suggestions, this book presents simple, but meaningful ways of discussing the most difficult problems facing parents and their children today." (Frank Manginello, director of neonatology, The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, New Jersey) "This book is clear, factual, and authoritative. . . How to Talk to Your Kids About Really Important Things belongs on the shelf of really important books for evey parent and child health provider." (William E. Sobesky, director of psychology training, University of Colorado Health Services Center) "Parents caring for and loving children, as well as professionals working with children, will find this comprehensive, clearly-written book comforting and helpful." (Marjorie Hogan, M.D., Hennepin County Medical Center and spokesperson, American Academy of Pediatrics)

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