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Fussbusters on the Go: Strategies and Games for Stress-Free Outings, Errands, and Vacations With Your Preschooler [Paperback]

By Carol Baicker-McKee (Author)
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Item description for Fussbusters on the Go: Strategies and Games for Stress-Free Outings, Errands, and Vacations With Your Preschooler by Carol Baicker-McKee...

Whether parents are running errands with toddlers in tow or packing up the family for a long vacation, traveling with children can be a challenging experience. Boredom, delayed flights, long car rides, longer waits, and sibling squabbles can easily disrupt any adventure. Here is a one-of-a-kind survival guide for parents filled with practical strategies, activities, and ideas for making family outings successful, safe, and fun

The first part of the book looks at the special circumstances and unique challenges of everyday outings, including managing trips to the grocery store and visits to the dressing room, keeping children entertained in restaurants and waiting rooms, and negotiating public transportation. Part Two focuses on longer trips and vacations and covers topics such as successful trip planning; entertaining activities to occupy restless kids; managing car, plane, train, bus or boat travel; and keeping kids clean, well fed, and well rested on the road. Sidebars throughout highlight important information and offer helpful suggestions and safety tips.

As a mother and child development specialist, author Carol Baicker-McKee understands well the special rewards and difficulties of traveling with children. Using the ideas in this resourceful guide, parents can end grocery store tantrums and car ride meltdowns, and transform any trip with young children into an enjoyable and memorable outing.

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  • Library Journal - 10/01/2002 page 121

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Peachtree Publishers
Pages   384
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.02" Width: 7.02" Height: 0.82"
Weight:   1.15 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2002
Publisher   Peachtree Publishers
ISBN  1561452637  
ISBN13  9781561452637  
UPC  765288526375  

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More About Carol Baicker-McKee

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Carol Baicker-McKee, Phd, holds degrees from Yale University and the University of Virginia. She writes a monthly column for Nick Jr. magazine and has volunteered and taught in childcare centers and worked as a child and family therapist.

Carol Baicker-McKee currently resides in the state of Pennsylvania. Carol Baicker-McKee was born in 1958.

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Reviews - What do customers think about Fussbusters on the Go: Strategies and Games for Stress-Free Outings, Errands, and Vacations With Your Preschooler?

Great Book with lots of Information...  Mar 8, 2006
This book is very helpful for parents of preschoolers and older kids. There are nine chapters in all and they are broken up as follows...
1. Errands: Grocery store games, how to distract kids while in a dressing room, potty visits while out, issues with elevators and escalators, how to handle visits to toy stores and more
2. Waiting: activities while waiting somewhere
3. Doctors', Hairdressers, etc: Tips for places your kids hate and more
4. Going on Outings: Tips on where to go, how to handles certain situations while at the various places.
5. Dealing with Whining in the Car: Activities to keep kids entertained and more info.
6. Getting there: Planning, packing, how to handle motion sickness, games to play while traveling, plane travel and more info.
7. Long Trips Away From Home: How to make the trip comfortable, meals, potty issues, sharing a room with kids and more info.
8. More Travel Tips: Photo tips, beaches, amusement parks, more info.
9. Minor Problemes: Separation Anxiety (getting lost), temperature issues (hot/cold weather), illnesses, suburns, etc.

This book is loaded with information. It is definitely worth checking out to get some helpful ideas for basically any type of outing with kids.
Got a preschooler? You need this book!  Aug 30, 2003
Hurray! This is a book that is actually funny, helpful and soooo practical. I got this book before we took our 3 1/2 year old on vacation. I had only read a part of the book, but the ideas I took from it (pennies in a cool whip container was priceless,)really helped keep my fussy child happy in the car. Now that I have finished the book, I have used McKee's tips for trips to the supermarket, toy store, the doctor's office and restaurants. This is one you'll go back to again and again. The first Fussbusters book is just as wonderful and is definitely worth buying as well.
Invaluable, essential reading for parents of toddlers  Jan 6, 2003
Fussbusters On The Go: Strategies by child psychologist and youth services expert Carol Baicker-McKee is an outstanding compilation of effective strategies and "parent friendly" games to help make errands, outings, vacations, and general travel with preschool children fun and stress-free. From easy to understand and follow guidelines, to ensuring the little ones get nutritions munchies on the go, to handling separation anxiety and soothing incessant whining, to hygiene tips for staying clean, Fussbusters On The Go is an especially recommended addition to community library Parenting Skills reference collections, as well as invaluable, essential reading for parents of toddlers who have every had to take their child to the dentist, doctor, grocery store, mall shopping, or extended car trips.

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