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Child psychology : a very short introduction / by Goswami, Usha C.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.This Very Short Introduction provides an up-to-date, authoritative, and accessible guide to modern child psychology, from birth to early adolescence. Beginning with infancy, Usha Goswami considers the process of attachment and 'bonding', showing how secure attachments enable the development of self-understanding. Exploring childhood learning, ranging from aspects of language and thinking to cognitive reasoning, Goswami looks at how babies and toddlers develop an understanding of the physical, biological, and social worlds, and develop complex abilities like language and morality. Demonstrating how learning is shaped by the environments surrounding the child; at home, school, with peers, and in wider society, Goswami emphasizes the importance of childhood friendships and siblings for psychological development. Introducing the key theories in child psychology, Goswami explains why children develop as they do and how society can further optimize their development through the adolescent years.Babies and what they know -- Learning about the outside world -- Learning language -- Friendships, families, pretend play, and the imagination -- Learning and remembering, reading and number -- The learning brain -- Theories and neurobiology of development.
Subjects: Child psychology.;
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The human spark : the science of human development / by Kagan, Jerome.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Setting the stage -- The first year -- Early childhood -- The family and beyond -- What is preserved-for how long? -- The development of moralities -- Emotions and their development -- Mental illness : a modern epidemic -- New certainties, old uncertainties."As infants we are rife with potential. For a short time, we have before us a seemingly infinite number of developmental paths. Soon, however, we become limited to certain paths as we grow into unique products of our genetics and experience. But what factors account for the variation--in skills, personalities, values--that results? How do experiences shape what we bring into the world? In The Human Spark, pioneering psychologist Jerome Kagan offers an unflinching examination of personal, moral, and cultural development that solidifies his place as one of the most influential psychologists of the past century. In this definitive analysis of the factors that shape the human mind, Kagan explores the tension between biology and the environment. He reviews major advances in the science of development over the past three decades and offers pointed critiques and new syntheses. In so doing, Kagan calls out the shortcomings of the modern fad for neuroscience, shows why theories of so-called attachment parenting are based on a misinterpretation of research, and questions the field's reflexive tendency to pathologize the behavior of the young. Most importantly, he reminds us that a life, however influenced by biology and upbringing, is still a tapestry to be woven, not an outcome to be endured."--Jacket.
Subjects: Child psychology.; Child development.; Psychology.; Psychology, Child.; Child Development.; Personality Development.;
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Raising emotionally healthy boys / by Reist, Michael.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.What is emotional health? -- Parenting boys -- The new mom and dad -- The games boys play -- Boys, sex, and relationships -- Conclusion.
Subjects: Boys.; Parenting.; Child rearing.; Child psychology.;
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The educated parent 2 : child rearing in the 21st century / by Sclafani, Joseph D.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-235) and index.
Subjects: Parenting.; Parent and child.; Parenting, Part-time.; Child development.; Child psychology.;
© c2012., Praeger,
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Jo Frost's toddler rules : your 5-step guide to shaping proper behavior / by Frost, Jo.;
"From the beloved TV disciplinarian and bestselling author of Supernanny comes an amazingly simple five-step program of Toddler Rules to help parents tame tantrums, prevent bad behavior, and create long-term peace and stability in the home. Jo Frost has always had a natural gift for connecting with kids, and for helping parents navigate milestones with practical know-how and ease. With the success of her hit TV shows Supernanny, Extreme Parental Guidance, and Family S.O.S. with Jo Frost, she's proven her ability to expertly rein in unacceptable conduct and bring peace and stability to millions of homes worldwide. Now, in this invaluable book, she shows you how to identify and eliminate toddler tantrums, and curb behaviors in other child rearing areas. Frost's effective five-step program for disciplined parenting addresses such challenges as Sleep: winning those nightly battles--going to bed and staying there Food: what to cook, trying new things, and enjoying meal times Play: sharing toys, defusing squabbles, developing social skills Learning: listening, language, and development Manners: teaching respect, showing examples, and positive praise The key to achieving success with these Toddler Rules is Frost's proven S.O.S. method: Step Back, Observe, Step In. Complete with troubleshooting tips for living tantrum-free, this welcome, honest, straightforward guide has all you need to help your children grow, thrive, and make family time even more precious. Advance praise for Jo Frost's Toddler Rules "Common-sense and practical advice on raising young children by an expert in the field. A full chapter devoted to handling temper tantrums is an added bonus for parents in crisis mode."--Kirkus Reviews"--Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-290) and index.Disciplined parenting versus punishing. The five rules of disciplined parenting ; Why discipline and why it matters ; The SOS method -- The rules for shaping proper behavior and how to respond when kids push back. Sleep rules ; Sleep SOS ; Food rules ; Food SOS ; Social rules ; Social SOS ; Early learning rules ; Early learning SOS ; Good behavior rules ; Good behavior SOS -- Taming tantrums. The three types of tantrums ; Tantrum SOS -- Appendix: Technique troubleshooting guide.
Subjects: Parenting.; Toddlers; Discipline of children.; Child psychology.;
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Congrats--you're having a teen! : strengthen your family and raise a good person / by Ginsburg, Kenneth R.,author.;
Recognizing -- Honoring -- Shaping -- Guiding -- Bridging -- Restoring."A new way of thinking about (and celebrating!) your child during these critical years! Congrats-- you're having a teen! No, really-- congratulations! You're entering one of the most exciting, important phases of parenting. These years are your best opportunity to guide your child toward a thriving adulthood and strengthen your relationship with them for life. This guide will help you understand, encourage, support, love, and, yes, even celebrate your teen!" --
Subjects: Teenagers.; Adolescent psychology.; Child rearing.; Parent and teenager.; Parenting.;
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The power of showing up : how parental presence shapes who our kids become and how their brains get wired / by Siegel, Daniel J.,1957-; Bryson, Tina Payne,author.;
What it means to show up -- Why do some parents show up, while others don't? : an introduction to attachment science -- Beyond helmets and kneepads : helping your child feel SAFE -- The value of being known : helping your child feel SEEN -- Presence joins us as part of a calming whole : helping your kids feel SOOTHED -- Putting all the S's together : helping your kids feel SECURE -- Conclusion: From the playground to the dorm room : a look into the future."One of the very best scientific predictors for how any child turns out--in terms of happiness, academic success, leadership skills, and meaningful relationships--is whether at least one adult in their life has consistently shown up for them. In an age of scheduling demands and digital distractions, this might sound like a tall order. But as bestselling authors Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson reassuringly explain, showing up doesn't take a lot of time, energy, or money. Instead, showing up means offering a quality of presence. And it's simple to provide once you understand the four building blocks of a child's healthy development. Every child needs to feel what Siegel and Bryson call the Four S's: Safe: We can't always insulate a child from injury or hurt feelings. But when we give a child a sense of safe harbor, she will be able to take the needed risks for growth and change. Seen: Truly seeing a child means we pay attention to his emotions--both the positive and the negative--and strive to attune to what's happening in his mind beneath his behavior. Soothed: Soothing isn't about providing a life of ease, but instead teaching your child how to cope when life gets hard, and showing him that you'll be there with him along the way. Secure: When you reliably provide safety, focus on seeing her, and soothe her in times of need, she will trust in a feeling of secure attachment. And thrive! Based on the latest brain and attachment research, The Power of Showing Up shares stories, scripts, simple strategies, illustrations and tips for honoring the Four S's effectively in all kinds of situations--when our kids are struggling or when they are enjoying success; when we are consoling, disciplining, or arguing with them; and even when we are apologizing for the times we don't show up for them. Demonstrating that mistakes and missteps are reparable and that it's never too late to mend broken trust, this is a powerful guide to cultivating your child's healthy emotional landscape"--
Subjects: Parenting; Parent and child;
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The whole-brain child : [electronic resource] : 12 revolutionary strategies to nurture your child's developing mind. by Siegel, Daniel J.;
"Simple, smart, and effective solutions to your child's struggles."--Harvey Karp, M.D. "Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson have created a masterly, reader-friendly guide to helping children grow their emotional intelligence. This brilliant method transforms everyday interactions into valuable brain-shaping moments. Anyone who cares for children--or who loves a child--should read The Whole-Brain Child."--Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. The authors explain--and make accessible--the new science of how a child's brain is wired and how it matures. The "upstairs brain," which makes decisions and balances...Electronic reproduction.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Parenting.; Child development.; Child rearing.; Nonfiction.; Family & Relationships.; Psychology.;
© 2011.,
On-line resources: http://kirtland.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=A471D75F-3017-41D5-93C6-319AF14BEDD4 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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A Piaget primer : how a child thinks / by Singer, Dorothy G.; Revenson, Tracey A.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-139) and index.Jean Piaget and his theory -- The stages of a child's development -- How intelligence develops -- Playing and imitating -- How language develops -- Discovering space, time, and numbers -- Learning about right and wrong -- Beyond Piaget: using his theory for teaching, learning, and parenting.The purpose of A Piaget Primer is to make Piaget's vital work readily accessible to teachers, therapists, students, and of course, parents. Two noted American Psychologists distill Piaget's complex findings into wonderfully clear formulations without sacrificing either subtlety or significance. To accomplish this they employ not only lucid language but such fascinating illuminations of a child's world and vision as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Winnie-the-Pooh as well as such recent media manifestations as Barney and Sesame Street. This completely revised edition of this classic work is as enjoyable as it is invaluable - an essential guide to comprehending and communicating with children better than we ever have before.
Subjects: Cognition in children.; Child psychology.; Piaget, Jean, 1896-1980.; Piaget, Jean, 1896-1980.; Cognition.; Child Development.; Child.; Infant.; Thinking.;
© ©1996., Plume,
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Stolen tomorrows : understanding and treating women's childhood sexual abuse / by Levenkron, Steven,1941-; Levenkron, Abby.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-276) and index.Toxic water, stunted tree : an introduction to childhood sexual abuse -- Pt. 1. Then and now -- 1. The sexually abused child as an adult -- 2. How children survive sexual abuse -- Pt. 2. Case histories : understanding through example -- 3. June : the evil magnet -- 4. Deirdre : wanting family support, not revenge -- 5. Annie and Gina : afraid to receive pleasure -- 6. Adrienne : sad little girl in the photo -- 7. Marjorie : Uncle Bill in the barn -- 8. Lana : "easy money" -- 9. Rose : "I remember those hairy arms" -- 10. Emily : cornered -- 11. Cassie : the "phantom palette" -- 12. Olivia : the effect of sexual abuse on marriage -- 13. Audrey : the father -- 14. Ava : "poor kid in a rich family" -- 15. Maureen : "dissociation just happens" -- 16. Kendra : "so I have to be normal?" -- 17. Julie : relief from psychotic episodes -- 18. Doreen : compulsive scratching is self-mutilation -- 19. Jen : a case of iatrogenic abuse -- Pt. 3. Understanding stolen tomorrows -- 20. Trauma -- 21. The survivor's relationship to her body -- 22. Self-mutilation -- 23. Eating disorders -- 24. Physical, sexual, and social impairments -- Pt. 4. Recovering stolen tomorrows -- 25. Developing readiness for treatment -- 26. Setting therapeutic goals -- 27. Balancing bonding with boundaries -- 28. Tasks and challenges facing the therapist -- 29. Pacing in therapy -- 30. Repairing the damage : reducing the effects of trauma -- 31. Taking a closer look at psychotherapy -- 32. Going public with family and community -- 33. Adolescent date rape -- 34. Combating body memories with the mind -- 35. To the sexually abused reader : getting the help you need.
Subjects: Adult child sexual abuse victims; Adult child sexual abuse victims; Psychotherapy.;
© c2007., W.W. Norton,
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