Focus on the Family Child Care Book
Dr. Spock's famous book on child care was one of the most widely-read books in the middle decades of the Twentieth Century. However, his permissive attitude spawned a generation of indulgent parents who spoiled their kids. Spock forgot that love and punishment DO go together.
Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, stands diametrically opposed to Spock permissiveness. Dobson focuses on love and discipline, with common sense. His organization has published a thorough book detailing almost every conceivable aspect of childrearing, The Focus on the Family Complete Book of Baby and Child Care, by Paul C. Reisser. This encyclopedia of about 900 pages covers childbirth to teenage years. It is a resource for mother and father to turn to, time and again. Therefore, we do not recommend the paperback edition. You may order the hardback edition (retail $29.99) online with your credit card at www.giveshare.org/amazon/youth.html for $20.99 plus postage, or send $26 to Giving & Sharing, PO Box 100, Neck City, MO 64849. Grandparents may find that this book is an excellent gift to their grown children who are struggling to raise good kids in a mixed up world.