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What Every Child Needs
Getting to the Heart of Mothering
The love you have for your children can give them a foundation for life -- provided you show it in the ways they need most. And now there’s help from the people best qualified to give it: moms like you who are successfully meeting the challenge. What Every Child Needs draws on the insights of moms across the United States and on the latest research to help you meet your children’s nine basic needs for -- Security: Hold-Me-Close Love -- Affirmation: Crazy-About-Me Love -- Belonging: Fit-Me-Into-the-Family Love -- Discipline: Give-Me-Limits Love -- Guidance: Show-Me-and-Tell-Me Love -- Respect: Let-Me-Be-Me Love -- Play: Play-With-Me Love -- Independence: Let-Me-Grow-Up Love -- Hope: Give-Me-Hope Love -- Using a child’s language of love, Elisa Morgan and Carol Kuykendall of Mothers of Preschoolers International (MOPS) show you how to recognize and meet each need . . . and how to respect your own needs in the process. You’ve got what it takes! And you don’t have to be Supermom to do it -- just the mother and the person you are. What Every Child Needs is full of sound advice and encouraging words. It’s liberally seasoned with poignant stories and wise, witty quotes from moms. And it’s well-stocked with practical suggestions for how to start meeting your child’s different needs today. This upbeat book will give you what you need to give your children what they need. So say good-bye to those nagging fears and self-doubts . . . and hello to healthy, effective parenting.
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