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Aldo Naouri

Healthy Children New Edition

This is a new, revised edition of Aldo Naouri's childcare classic, which has become a bible for many parents. Drawing on forty years' experience in paediatrics and a profound concern for infant care, Naouri describes how to deal with a variety of situations: crying, eating, sleeping, body care, vaccines, growth, psychomotor development. The advice he gives in this elegantly written book is always clear and guilt-free.

No other book addresses mothers and fathers so directly: guiding them through the essentials of childcare, showing them how to welcome and follow their child through the early years, helping them to accept their parental role with serenity.

The birth of a baby is a happy event, but for young parents faced with an unknown situation, it can also be frightening. Today, more than ever, they need direction, advice, guidelines and reassurance.

Backed by closely argued points and explanations, the author demonstrates the importance of returning to the fundamentals of education, by setting limits and reinforcing principles. If this is done in early life, the child will have a better chance of developing well.

Every aspect of education is examined: paediatrics, psychoanalysis, childcare history, anthropology and homeopathy — because a child's education is part of long history of transmission.

• This classic has been fully revised, enlarged and updated.

• A guidebook that reveals the author's unique voice, his broad vision of education and its immense value.

• A book that can be read from cover to cover or consulted on specific issues (there are many sidebars, personal accounts).

• More than ever before parents need guidelines. This reassuring manual provides the straightforward answers parents seek. An indispensable aid for everyday life.

Les Filles et leurs mères, by the paediatrician Aldo Naouri, has gone through many editions and sold more than 300,000 copies. Adultères and Eduquer ses enfants have been equally successful.