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    Second Child

    Essential information and wisdom to help you decide, plan and enjoy.
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    A must-read guide full of warm and practical information. Are you ready for a second child? Have you thought about what itinvolves? Is your first child prepared for a sibling? What about your partner? Whether you are just thinking it, or having a second baby,  preparing for an addition to your family can bring up many questions, challenges and emotions. This book provides a wonderful mixture of expert advice and the voices of parents and children to help you plan for, survive, thrive, and enjoy a second child. The book includes insights on coping with increased workloads, sibling rivalry,financial issues, changing relationships with children and partners and health and well-being. It provides support to navigate the different issues and changes through the developmental journey, and the challenges of having children with different temperaments, abilities, ages and genders.Full of helpful and insightful advice and personal experiences, this book will support you with the information and knowledge you need to feel positive and prepared for your new family

    Susan Moore and Doreen Rosenthal are both highly qualified developmental social psychology researchers and former university professors. They have each had over thirty years experience in translating the results of parenting and child development research
    into practical, readable, and entertaining guides. Their expertise covers adolescence, parenting, and retirement and how these changes offer both challenges and opportunities for growth and fulfilment. As mothers and grandmothers themselves, they understand the huge impact of raising children. They highlight the fact that each child is different and whatever his or her birth order, will add something unique and special to a family.
     

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    Acknowledgements………………………………………………………………..

    Chapter 1:  Thinking about a second child?

    Chapter 2: Families today…………………………………………………..

    Chapter 3: Weighing up the pros and cons of a larger family……………
    Chapter 4:  Timing, mother’s age and health …………………………………..
    Chapter 5:   Before you start: Preconception and fertility ……………………
    Chapter 6:  Getting ready for your new baby: Pregnancy and preparation ...
    Chapter 7: Now there are two: How it’s different second time around……...

    Chapter 8: Parenting your expanded family: What works best? ………………

    Chapter 9: Sibling relationships………………………………………

    Chapter 10: Fighting and rivalry between siblings……………………………………..
    Chapter 11: One, two, three or more children?..............................................................

    Further resources…………………………………………………………………………………………

    * Deciding if and when to have another child brings up a wide range of questions and considerations, particularly with changing family and external dynamics.
    * This easy to read and informative book looks at all the questions and issues,  and provides support to help parents feel positive and prepared.Offers practical tips and supporting, sharing the voices and experiences of parent and children.
    * This is a complete guide from the decision-making process through the entire lifespan (not just the early years).; offering practical tips and support.
    * Written by respected developmental psychology professors who combine research-based content with warm and practical experience-based advice

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