Dr. Benjamin Spock is America's most trusted name in child care and parenting, and his essential guidebook has topped bestseller lists for over sixty-five years. This fully revised and updated edition of the classic manual provides first time and experienced parents the best information about caring for new babies, toddlers, and adolescents in the twenty-first century. All of Dr. Spock's invaluable, time-tested advice is here, along with the most current medical practices and advances in health care. While still covering key parenting issues like accidents, illnesses and injuries, this edition of the classic also contains the latest on: Immunizations Nutrition and childhood obesity Cultural diversity Alternative and non-traditional family structures Children's learning and brain development Raising children with special needs Environmental health Increasingly common disorders such as ADHD, childhood depression, and autism-including medications and behavioral interventions Children and the media, including screen time, video games, and the internet Updated by leading pediatrician Robert Needlman, the book includes a revised glossary of common medications and a resource guide that compiles the most reliable online resources. This indispensable guide is still the next best thing to Dr. Spock's No. 1 rule of parenting: "Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do."
Dr Benjamin Spock M.D., practised paediatrics in New York City from 1933 to 1947. He then became a medical teacher and researcher. The author of eleven books, he died in March 1998, at age ninety-four. Dr. Needlman practises and teaches Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland and is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.