618. Books on gynecology, obstetrics, pediatrics, geriatrics
Katrina Fried The Little Big Book of Pregnancy, 2002.
Katrina Fried’s anthology of fiction, poetry, and essays on birth and pregnancy is great for expectant mothers and those who love them. She also shares recipes, folklore, crafts, and activities. For those suffering from morning sickness or heartburn, there are home remedies to help. It’s a treasure trove for anyone expecting a new baby.
Sieglinde Martin Teaching Motor Skills to Children with Cerebral Palsy and Similar Disorders: A Guide for Parents and Professionals, 2006.
Physical therapist, Sieglinde Martin shares how physical skills unfold for children from infancy and how various disorders can affect them. Parents can do a lot to help their children practice these skills at home. Martin shares activities to practice and advice on working with the child’s therapist.
Linda Folden Palmer Baby Matters: What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Caring for Your Baby, 2015. 3rd. ed.
When successful chiropractor Linda Folden Palmer encountered health issues with her newborn son, she had trouble finding adequate answers in conventional sources. Here, she shares scientific studies from her research to offer parents information about breastfeeding and lactation. She says the choices made in a child’s early nutrition can have huge impacts on their health later on.
Susan Rousselot Avoiding Miscarriage: Everything You Need to Know to Feel More Confident in Pregnancy, 2006.
After revealing the four major causes of miscarriage, Susan Rousselot provides a questionnaire to help pregnant women determine if they are at risk themselves. She provides advice on avoiding miscarriage and reassurance for those who fear it.
Deborah Serani Depression and Your Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers, 2013.
Depression in children can be overlooked for a variety of reasons. Child psychologist, Deborah Serani, shares the latest treatments for the problem. She also helps parents through tricky issues like disciplining a depressed child and how to deal with self-harm. She provides tips for other family members, like siblings, who may struggle as well.
Jo Simons The Down Syndrome Transition Handbook: Charting Your Child’s Course to Adulthood, 2010.
Any parent of a child with Down Syndrome knows that while independence is actively sought by the child, support is needed for everything from obtaining a job to self-care. Jo Simons gives advice on how to handle the transition in a way that is comforting to caregivers while understanding the needs of the child.
Susan J. Skallerup Babies with Down Syndrome: A New Parent’s Guide, 2008.
Babies and young children with Down Syndrome need special care. Using the latest scientific and medical research, Susan J. Skallerup provides information and advice on special additional health issues that may surface, how to handle daily routines, how to help the children learn and fit in socially, and how to transition to schools. She also helps you navigate legal and financial issues you may encounter.
James T. Webb Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnosis of Gifted Children and Adults, 2004.
Psychologist James T. Webb shares the ways that gifted children and adults are often misdiagnosed as having behavioral and psychological disorders such as ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Asperger’s among others. Many professionals who make these diagnoses are unaware that some of the characteristics of giftedness mimic these disorders. The results of misdiagnosis can be devastating for those affected.
Robbie Woliver Alphabet Kids: From ADD to Zellweger Syndrome: A Guide to Developmental, Neurobiological and Psychological Disorders for Parents and Professionals, 2008.
Covering seventy childhood disorders, Robbie Woliver examines the causes, treatments, and prognoses of each. He explains how it’s possible for the same child to have multiple issues and shares what you, as a parent, should watch out for. He then guides you through working with doctors and schools to make sure your child gets the proper treatment if needed.
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