The months leading up to the birth of a child are filed with joy, dreams, plans—and a few worries. As a caring parent, you want to start your child out in life on the proper foundation. But where do you go for the answers to such questions as: How do I communicate with an infant who doesn’t understand words? How can I effectively teach boundaries to my toddler? Should I ever spank my child? This book offers a commonsense approach to child-rearing. You’ll learn how to use kind but firm support to raise a child who is both capable and confident. Contains real-life examples of challenges other parents and caregivers have faced.