American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health. 1988. Guidelines for health supervision II. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 159 pp.
Annotation: This manual presents selected approaches for pediatricians and other child health professionals in caring for children and families whose health and adaptation are thought to be in the normal range. This notebook incorporates biomedical, developmental, and psychosocial information. For each checkup, it suggests questions to ask the parent, factors to look for in examining the child, immunizations, and anticipatory guidance to offer the parents. Supplementary information is given on common issues including self-comforting behaviors, feeding behavior in infancy and early childhood, toilet training, sleep problems, temper tantrums, management of the difficult infant and child, single parenting, and dysfunctional parenting. The manual emphasizes open communication and therapeutic alliance between the physician and the patient and his or her family.
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Keywords: Adolescent health, Behavior, Behavior problems, Child development, Child health, Children, Dysfunctional families, Feeding, Health services, Health supervision, Infant development, Infant health, Parents, Pediatrics, Physician patient relations, Preventive health services, Psychosocial development, Single parents, Sleep disorders, Stress, Tantrums, Toilet training