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Is This a Phase?
by Helen F. Neville, B.S., R.N.
Helen Neville

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Feature story:
Neville Is Succinct, Comprehensive in Her Books and Her Teaching

Excerpts:
Why 4-year-olds Fib, Fight and Quibble
Be Realistic about a Child's Attention Span

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Media Questions

If you're considering a story on young children's development and behavior, here are questions you may find helpful when interviewing Helen Fowler Neville, author of Is This a Phase? Child Development & Parent Strategies, Birth to 6 Years and (with Diane Clark Johnson) of the earlier Temperament Tools: Working with Your Child's Inborn Traits (Rev. Ed.).

  • What are the most common questions you receive from parents about infants, toddlers and preschoolers?

  • How do you believe a child's temperament affects development and thus behavior?

  • As a baby develops into a toddler and then a preschooler, what behavioral changes should parents expect? What changes in their roles and their parenting techniques should they expect to make?

  • How do you reassure parents who question whether a child's behavior is normal, especially when they're comparing a child to siblings, cousins or playmates?

  • How can parents distinguish between a serious delay and normal development that's just a little slow?

  • Why do so many parents consider 2-year-olds and 4-year-olds difficult?

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