For sixty-five years, parents have relied on the expert advice of renowned pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock. But while children never change, issues and concerns do. Dr. Robert Needlman, himself a top-notch pediatrician, has newly updated and expanded this timeless classic to speak to any parent who is raising children in our rapidly changing world. While still providing reassuring advice on age-old topics such as caring for a new baby, as well as accidents, illness, and injuries, this book also contains expanded information in many new areas, including information on immunizations, obesity, cultural diversity and nontraditional family structures, special needs, environmental health, ADHD, depression, autism, stress, and more.
The most trusted childcare book for generations, this newly updated edition is still the most comprehensive, authoritative, and reassuring go-to reference for parents of children from birth through adolescence.
For sixty-five years, parents have relied on the expert advice of renowned pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock. But while children never change, issues and concerns do. While still providing reassuring advice on age-old topics such as caring for a new baby, as well as accidents, illness, and injuries, this revised edition also covers:
Cutting-edge medical opinion on immunizations Obesity and nutrition Cultural diversity, and non-traditional family structures Children’s learning and brain development The newest thinking on children with special needs Environmental health Increasingly common disorders such as ADHD, depression, and autism—including medications and behavioral interventions Children and the media, including electronic games Coping with family stress And much, much more!
With an updated glossary of common medications, and a resource guide that compiles the most reliable online resources, this invaluable guide is still the next best thing to Dr. Spock’s #1 rule of parenting: “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.”
Dr. Benjamin Spock was the most trusted and most famous pediatrician worldwide; his reassuring and commonsense advice shaped parenting practices for half a century. Please visit DrSpock.net.
Dr. Robert Needlman, a practicing pediatrician in Cleveland, Ohio, for fifteen years and the reviser of the 8th and 9th editions of Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care, has taught at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, cofounded the Reach Out and Read literacy program, and is a widely featured speaker on early learning, literacy, and developmental-behavioral pediatrics.