This is a comprehensive book for parents of young children (newborn to age 5 years). It is a book that health providers who care for children and their parents in the 1980s would do well to read. The authors are physicians who have brought their extensive professional knowledge as pediatricians and psychiatrists, as well as their varied experiences as parents, together in a project that took seven years to complete. Part of its uniqueness lies in its emphasis that parents must learn to identify and address their own needs as well as those of their children. The book is refreshingly nondogmatic, and the authors go out of their way not to present differing viewpoints and approaches to successful parenting.
Child Care/Parent Care is divided into six sections. The first section is an overall review of historical and individual parenting philosophies. In the second section, entitled "Ongoing Issues in Parenting," the