Even though Little Miss hasn't even begun talking yet, one of the things always in the back of my mind is the inevitable questions that will come up as she gets older. Unfortunately, I grew up in a "We're not going to talk about that" household, so I don't have a lot of childhood memories on how my parents handled things to go on either. Fortunately, Betsy Braun wrote an excellent book to help parents when those difficult questions come up, plus so much more!
The first chapter talks about communication in general, and points out many things that I may not have thought about otherwise, such as the four types of communication. The second chapter has some discipline advice. I really enjoyed the Four-Prong plan for discipline, and thought that it made a lot of sense.
Each chapter after that covers a specific topic that children may ask about: Eating Habits, Sex, Illness, and Death, to name a few. This way it is easy to find the specific topic you are looking for. Within each chapter Betsy talks about how children perceive these issues and then gives "tips and scripts" for how to approach them. This is great because you get the theory behind why she suggests what she does, then you get a specific script to help you when you are talking to your child.
I know that I will be using this reference a lot in the coming years!