Each day brings new tests and challenges - and incredible happiness as we watch our children grow from helpless newborn to independent teen. "THE ART OF RAISING HAPPY KIDS" can't provide all the answers, but it can help resolve some often biggest issues facing parents, from coping with the sniffles to navigating social media. Whether you're cradling an infant or getting ready to send you child off to college, the most important things is to enjoy the ride!
Every parent wants their child to be happy, healthy and well adjusted. But in an ever-changing world, how do we do just that?
In this book, experts in child development, pediatrics, psychology and social work provide simple, straightforward advice on how to help your child grow up to be a strong, caring individual.
It includes information on what it takes to keep a child healthy, including the newest research on nutrition, sleep, exercise and development. It illustrates how to build strong family ties, including bolstering emotional intelligence, effective communication strategies, and why it’s okay to let your child occasionally fail. Plus: Advice on navigating the world at large, from finding a balance with social media to coping with bullies and overcoming depression. Finally, developmental guidelines for every age, from newborns to teens, help the reader navigate the changes a child will face. Parenting can be a challenge, and this book is here to make the journey a little bit easier.
Alyssa Shaffer appreciates what it takes to live a healthier, happier, more balanced life. A longtime writer and editor who specializes in health, nutrition and fitness, she is the author of four best-selling books on these topics. She is the former executive editor of Muscle & Fitness Hers and fitness director for Fitness magazine and has written for dozens of consumer print magazines and websites. Alyssa lives and works in New York City with her husband, teenage twins, and a very sweet dog who helps alleviate stress with every belly rub.