The Real Parenting Experts Speak Out! For this invaluable book, Tom McMahon mounted a nationwide media campaign and gathered a wealth of tested and proven child raising tips from experienced parents in over three hundred cities across the country. Here are more than one thousand of the best, reflecting every aspect of parenting-inside tips today's busy parents all too often don't have time to share with their family and friends. Discover fresh, unique, creative ideas that are fun, thrifty, easily accessible and pediatrician-approved for health and safety: PLAYTIME-from indoor activities to outdoor play to coping with clutter and cleanup MEALTIME-how to feed baby, deal with your finicky eater and dine out without losing your mind HEALTH AND SAFETY-taking medicine painlessly, soothing colicky babies, visiting the doctor, and more DISCIPLINE-three easy steps that short-circuit big problems before they begin! BEDTIME-from putting baby to bed to quieting bumps in the night ON THE GO-travel and vacations, errands and shopping made easy SELF ESTEEM AND RELATIONSHIPS-promoting healthful self-respect and respect for others From baby basics to easy toilet training to teaching your children responsibility and more, here are fast, fabulous "fixes" that work!