Partnership Parenting : How Men and Women Parent Differently -- Why It Helps Your Kids and Can Strengthen Your Marriage

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  • Copyright: 2009-09-01
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group
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Men and women not only have naturally different communication styles, but unique approaches to parenting as well. While mothers tend to overprotect their kids, fathers tend to push them toward independence. And whereas many experts tend to advocate "a united front," Drs. Kyle and Marsha Pruett reveal how Mom and Dad not always being on exactly the same page which, initially, may seem to cause conflict can actually strengthen the whole family.Informed by the Pruetts' research and extensive experience with parents and children,Partnership Parentingoffers a new outlook. In addition to fascinating biological insights, the book features strategies for negotiating common "landmine situations" from birth to age eight, from discipline and bedtime to helping kids with homework and teaching them responsibility.With wisdom and humor,Partnership Parentinghelps couples take advantage of their individual strengths to raise confident children while simultaneously improving their marriage.

Author Biography

Kyle Pruett, MD, a child psychiatrist at the Yale Child Study Center, is an award-winning author.

Marsha Kline Pruett, PhD, MSL, a professor at Smith College, has done landmark research on co-parenting.

They live in Northampton, Massachusetts, with their children.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Becoming Parents Together: Life B.C. (before Children) and A.C. (after Children)p. 3
Cuddling vs. the Football Hold: Why Parenting Differences Are Not Deficienciesp. 15
Building a Partnership That Works: The Relationship Is the Solution, Not the Problemp. 35
Managing Conflict and Fighting Fair: The Dynamics of Healthy Disagreementp. 49
Valuing Your Spouse's Contribution: So Glad I Chose Youp. 65
Assumptions and Actions: What Grown-ups Do and Don't Know About Raising Kidsp. 79
Discipline: "Wait'til Your Father Gets Home!"p. 99
Care and Feeding: Keeping Your Child Healthy in Body and Mindp. 115
Co-parenting and Sleeping Children: Learning to Be on One's Ownp. 133
Safety: From Within and Withoutp. 151
Education: The Co-parenting Foundation to Lifelong Learningp. 169
Epilogue: For Divorce Prevention: Keeping the Parenting Partnership First So It Lastsp. 191
Ideas About Parentingp. 199
Parental Profile Answersp. 205
Notesp. 207
Indexp. 213
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