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There are an astonishing number of even more specialized books:
adoption (Melina, 1989; Melina & Roszia, 1993; McNamara, 1976),
prenatal and infant care (Spock & Rothenberg, 1985; U.S.
Government Publications), nutrition (Eisenberg, Murkoff & Hathaway,
1986), safe medicine (Abrams, 1990), child birth and nursing (La
Leche League, 9616 Minneapolis Ave., Franklin Park, IL 60131;
Neifert, 1986, 1991; Eisenberg, Murkoff & Hathaway, 1989), general
parenting (Satir, 1988; Ginott, 1965, 1971; Gordon, 1975; Chess &
Thomas, 1987; Gardner, 1973), single parenting (Dodsen, 1987;
Evans, 1989), step parenting (Burns, 1986; Evans, 1988; Banks,
1990a; see chapter 10), yours, mine, and ours (Bernstein, 1990),
part-time fathers (Atkin & Rubin, 1976), better fathering (Barkin,
1988; Levant, 1991), preschool child (Gallinsky & David, 1988),
child abuse (see chapter 7 and later in this section), aggressive-
angry children (Patterson, 1976, 1987; Samalin, 1991), disabilities
(Brutton, Richardson, & Mange, 1975), early childhood fears
(Newbridge Communications), stress (Saunders & Remsberg, 1985),
sleep problems (Ferber, 1985), bed-wetting (Azrin & Besalel,
1979), discipline (Wyckoff & Unell, 1991; Peters, 1990; Gordon,
1991; Samalin & Jablow, 1988; Dreikurs & Grey, 1970), dealing with
two or more children (Samalin, 1996), behavior modification with
children (Silverman & Lustig, 1988; Mc Carney & Bauer, 1989;
Krumboltz & Krumboltz, 1976), study skills (Schaefer & DiGeronimo,
1994), getting schoolwork done (Greene, 1993; Canter & Canter,
1988), dishonesty and other bad behavior (Hayes, 1991; Samenow,
1989; Ekman, 1991), drugs (Clarke, et al., 1990), teaching values
(Eyre & Eyre, 1986; Popkin, 1987), common problems (Schaefer &
Millman, 1994), improving family life (Patterson, 1971; Stinnett, et
al., 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982; McCubbin & Figley, 1983),
overwhelmed parents (Bartz & Rasor, 1978), anxious parents
(Schwartzman & Sacks, 1992), pushy parents (Elkind, 1988), co-
dependent parents (Becnel, 1992), marital conflict involving
children, the struggling working Mom (Crosby, 1991), dealing with
teenagers (Nelsen & Lott, 1990; Steinberg & Levine, 1991; Satir,
1972, 1988; see chapter 8), acting-up teenagers (Bayard & Bayard,
1981), a book for black parents (Comer & Poussaint, 1992), when
parents do too much (Ashner & Meyerson, 1990), loving your child
(Kern, 1987), caring for his/her emotional health (Philadelphia Child
Guidance Center, 1993), sex education for a child (Sheffield, 1979;
Mayle, 1973, 1975), a thinking child (Shure, 1994), a healthy mind
(Greenspan, 1999), a grown-up child (Halpern, 1992), when a child
needs therapy (Doft, 1992), and on and on.
One book provides an annotated listing of over 350 children's
books written to help them cope with specific problems (Pardeck &
Press (http://www.maginationpress.com/)  has published several
books written as bibliotherapy for children dealing with a variety of
problems, such as divorce, trauma, going to school, physical disability,
shyness, adoption, therapy, learning disabilities, ADD, and fears. 
Here is my personal brief summary of this child care literature: To
produce happy, well adjusted, energetic, self-reliant, self-controlled,
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