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Patricia Rieser, FNP-C and Heino F.L. Mayer-Bahlbug, Dr. rer. nat.
Parents of short children are acutely aware of the emphasis our society places on height. They see how other adults respond to short children and are aware of the teasing and taunting sometimes aimed at their child by other children. They watch their child struggle to reach doorknobs and drink from water fountains that present no obstacle to other children. Every parent wants to do what is best for their child, but many parents are uncertain about the best ways to help their short child deal constructively with these pressures.
The purpose of this booklet is to provide parents of short children with information, basic guidelines and concrete suggestions that may help them reach their goal of raising a happy, well-adjusted child. Some of the material is based on the experience of psychologists, doctors and nurses who work with short children, and some comes from the parents and affected individuals who live with these stresses. The glossary includes brief definitions of some of the medical terms parents, may encounter, and the recommended reading list includes resources for parents who want to learn more about the medical aspects of growth and growth disorders.
To receive a copy of this booklet in its entirety, contact Human Growth Foundation @ 800/451-6434.