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The History of Love
Nicole Krauss
0393328627
April 2006
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Book Review
Nicole Krauss's The History of Love is a hauntingly beautiful novel about two characters whose lives are woven together in such complex ways that even after the last page is turned, the reader is left to wonder what really happened. In the hands of a less gifted writer, unraveling this tangled web could easily give way to complete chaos. However, under Krauss's watchful eye, these twists and turns only strengthen the impact of this enchanting book.

The History of Love spans of period of over 60 years and takes readers from Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe to present day Brighton Beach. At the center of each main character's psyche is the issue of loneliness, and the need to fill a void left empty by lost love. Leo Gursky is a retired locksmith who immigrates to New York after escaping SS officers in his native...



Infants, Children, and Adolescents (5th Edition)
Laura E. Berk
0205419283
June 24, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Writing Style: Fabulous! Information in these chapters is consistently presented in a clear, concise style. The reader is very much 'involved' in the material. Deb Gural, Red River College I particularly appreciate Berk's inclusion of multicultural perspectives. It is important to help students, particularly those who are just beginning their professional preparation, to put what we know about young children and their development into a cultural context. This text does that masterfully with words AND with pictures. Nancy Freeman, University of South Carolina The thing that I am most impressed with is the examples the author uses. I found that often I had new insights in to child development issues even though I have been teaching and working in the field for years. These insights were so well thought out that...


The Bipolar Child
Demitri Papolos
0767912853
Jan 2002
(Hardcover) - Revised Ed.
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Book Review
For any caregiver experiencing life with a bipolar child, Demitri and Janice Papolos's The Bipolar Child will be an indispensable reference guide. The material is presented clearly, with lots of helpful charts and lists to aid in receiving proper diagnosis, treatment, and long-term care. All medical information is relayed with the aim of helping parents to ensure effective treatment for their children and includes journal-tracking formats to help caregivers provide accurate information to personal physicians. Importantly, many pages are devoted to discussions about the emotional upheavals that living with a bipolar child can bring, and how parents and children can cope most effectively. The book is filled with families' stories that do a beautiful job providing comfort and inspiration to others. A detailed chapter on...


The Notebook Girls
Julia Baskin
0446578622
April 2006
Hardcover
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From Booklist
The creators of The Notebook Girls are four contemporary Manhattan teens, who started the notebook as a way to stay connected with each other. The power here is in the raw honesty, and the format--handwritten pages and pasted-in photos--gives even more immediacy. These are girls who speak in bawdy, vulgar language; tease and tell fart jokes; worry about their bodies, their futures, and their friendships; and experiment with drinking, drugs, and sex. These girls share sharp observations and a strong sense of identity. "Who the fuck are these guys?" asks one girl. "Who gave them the right to comment on girls' bodies like that?" The communal format creates more jockeying and joking and less personal revelation than a diary might. But this title offers a fascinating view of what it means, then and now, to grow up...


The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are
Daniel J. Siegel
1572307404
October 22, 2001
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Review
"...brilliant....It should probably not be read at one sitting, but sifted slowly as you would a 20 year old port....This is not just a book for bright psychiatric residents or child fellows, but child psychiatrists young and old, over-worked or under-paid. It offers a glimpse of new horizons in the profession, and may be the harbinger of a fresh archetype for child psychiatry as it enters the next millennium."--The Canadian Child Psychiatry Review

"...fulfilled my wildest expectations. Instead of laboriously struggling to learn about neurobiology, I found myself fairly effortlessly assimilating information because 1) the author is able to present his material in the context of interpersonal relationships in general and the treatment dyad in particular, and 2) the author is a master of lucidity, avoids pedantry,...


The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self
Alice Miller
0465016901
December 1996
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The revised edition of Miller's study of the psychology of successful people features a new introduction by the author; also available in hardcover, $20 *-01694-4 Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
As charming performers who skillfully reflect their parents expectations, far too many children grow into adults driven to greater and greater achievements by an underlying sense of worthlessness. Never allowed to express their true feelings, and having lost touch with their true selves, they act out their repressed feelings with episodes of depression and compulsive behavior. They in turn inflict the same legacy of repression on their own children. This poignant and thought-provoking book shows how narcissistic parents form and deform the lives...


Why Do They Act That Way : A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen
David Allen Walsh
0743260775
June 2005
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Review
"A powerful, practical book on the teenage brain. Walsh is a storyteller with the gifts of simplicity and clarity. This book is an easy read, but its message is fresh, nuanced, and important. I recommend it to all parents who ask themselves, 'Why do they act this way?'"-- Mary Pipher, Ph.D., author of Reviving Ophelia
"You'll finish it feeling as if you've just had coffee with someone who is not only entertaining and enlightening but who knows exactly how it feels to be the mom or dad of a twenty-first-century teen."-- Cheryl Dellasega, Ph.D., author of Surviving Ophelia
"Parents will find the book immensely informative,reassuring, and useful. I highly recommend it!"-- Edward Hallowell, M.D., author of Driven to Distraction and The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness

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Parenting Teens with Love and Logic: Preparing Adolescents for Responsible Adulthood
Foster W. Cline
0891096957
January 1992
Hardcover
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From AudioFile
Foster Cline, M.D., and Jim Fay's "Love and Logic" approach to parenting teens is communicated in this abridged reading which confronts us with the many challenges facing teens and their parents. Bert Gurule introduces the authors while Tim Kenney narrates the remainder of the book. The essence of their technique teaches parents to allow their children to learn about solving their own problems by setting up choices and consequences. Kenney conveys this message with freshness. His voice offers animated counsel as he examines anxious episodes parents may endure with teens. He presents the principles with a directness that maintains the listener's attention throughout. B.J.L. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

Daniel R. Vander Ark,...


Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child
John M. Gottman
0684838656
Jan 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
In Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child, psychology professor John Gottman explores the emotional relationship between parents and children. It's not enough to simply reject an authoritarian model of parenting, Gottman says. A parent needs to be concerned with the quality of emotional interactions. Gottman, author of Why Marriages Succeed or Fail, and coauthor Joan Declaire focus first on the parent (a "know thyself" approach), and provide a series of exercises to assess parenting styles and emotional self-awareness. The authors identify a five-step "emotion coaching" process to help teach children how to recognize and address their feelings, which includes becoming aware of the child's emotions; recognizing that dealing with these emotions is an opportunity for intimacy; listening empathetically; helping the child label...


The Child Psychotherapy Treatment Planner (Practice Planners)
Arthur E. Jongsma Jr., et al
0471270504
December 9, 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
This timesaving resource features: Treatment plan components for 33 behaviorally based presenting problems, including 3 entirely new to this edition Over 1,000 prewritten treatment goals, objectives, and interventions–plus space to record your own treatment plan options A step-by-step guide to writing treatment plans that meet the requirements of most insurance companies and third-party payors New section on how to quantify objectives The Child Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, Third Edition provides all the elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal treatment plans that satisfy the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payors, and state and federal review agencies. Saves you hours of time-consuming paperwork, yet offers the freedom to develop customized...


Stop Negotiating with Your Teen: Strategies for Parenting Your Angry, Manipulative, Moody, or Depressed Adolescent
Janet Sasson Edgette
0399527893
August 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
...offers peace-making strategies for parents who don't know where to turn...for every parent who's screamed, "what am I going to do with you?" - this book finally provides the answer

About the Author
Janet Sasson Edgette has been a practicing clinical psychologist for the last fifteen years, providing services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She speaks nationally to mental health professionals on adolescent therapy, and has written for several professional publications including Family Therapy Networker.


Parent Management Training : Treatment for Oppositional, Aggressive, and Antisocial Behavior in Children and Adolescents
Alan E. Kazdin
0195154290
March 17, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Currently in the mental health professions, there is keen interest in evidence-based treatments. Among the psychotherapies for children and adolescents, parent management training (PMT) is without peer. No other treatment for children has been as thoroughly investigated, and as widely
applied as has PMT. In this book, Dr. Alan Kazdin brings together the conceptual and empirical bases of this treatment, as applied to children and adolescents with oppositional, aggressive, and antisocial behavior. The book's first half provides the background, principles, and concepts underlying
PMT, detailing the clinical application of treatment with concrete examples of how therapists should work with parents and children. Kazdin also highlights the wide body of research on PMT to demonstrate the empirical basis of this...


Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls
Rachel Simmons
0156027348
March 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
There is little sugar but lots of spice in journalist Rachel Simmons's brave and brilliant book that skewers the stereotype of girls as the kinder, gentler gender. Odd Girl Out begins with the premise that girls are socialized to be sweet with a double bind: they must value friendships; but they must not express the anger that might destroy them. Lacking cultural permission to acknowledge conflict, girls develop what Simmons calls "a hidden culture of silent and indirect aggression."

The author, who visited 30 schools and talked to 300 girls, catalogues chilling and heartbreaking acts of aggression, including the silent treatment, note-passing, glaring, gossiping, ganging up, fashion police, and being nice in private/mean in public. She decodes the vocabulary of these sneak attacks, explaining, for example, three ways...



Sickened
Julie Gregory
0553381970
Sept 2004
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Review
“A painful but wonderfully written memoir that should create greater awareness of a bizarre disorder… Keen self-awareness, a sharp eye for details, and an original, poetic voice.”
--Kirkus Reviews

“This story of unfathomable child abuse is told with remarkable wit, compassion, and courage. It’s a work of beauty from a beast of a childhood.”
--Augusten Burroughs, author of Running with Scissors and Dry

“Like some Diane Arbus photograph come to life, Julie Gregory's Sickened offers us a portrait of quintessential American Disturbos in all their tender, heinous can't-look-and-can't-look-away glory. A miraculous book by a woman whose very survival is itself a miracle.”
--Jerry Stahl, author of Permanent...


Queen Bees & Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends & Other Realities of Adolescence
Rosalind Wiseman
1400047927
March 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Wiseman (Defending Ourselves: Prevention, Self-Defense, and Recovery from Rape), offers parents a guide to navigating the adolescent landscape. Acting as a liaison between "Girl World" and "Planet Parent," Wiseman helps parents understand their daughters' friendships, the power of cliques and the roles of girls within them (including Queen Bee, Sidekick, Torn Bystander, Messenger and Target). She outlines parenting styles (from "The Lock-Her-in-a-Closet Parent" to "The Loving-Hard-Ass Parent") and offers tips on talking to teens ("Don't use the slang your daughter uses"). The second half concentrates on boys, sex and drugs as well as what to do if your daughter needs professional help. Within each chapter, "Check Your Baggage" sections challenge parents to recognize their own biases and remember what it was like...


Comparing Theories of Child Development (with InfoTrac)
R. Murray Thomas
0534607179
July 13, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Explaining the nature of theories in the field of child development (including why theories are useful and why there are multiple theories), Thomas' highly respected book covers the widest range of theories of any text currently available. Using the following criteria: "Has the theory been popular?," "Has the theory been influential?," and "Is the theory representative of a class or family of theories?," Thomas identifies the goals and describes the findings of more than two dozen theorists and inspects a series of child development issues that bridge a variety of theories. Additionally, Thomas suggests a variety of ways to compare theories and existing explanations of how a child develops.

About the Author
R. Murray Thomas taught for 32 years, before retiring in 1991. He is...


Odd Girl Speaks Out
Rachel Simmons
0156028158
Jan 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This sequel to the controversial bestseller Odd Girl Out compiles pseudonymous accounts of bullying, backstabbing and other nastiness that girls say they have suffered or perpetrated on other girls, intercut with brief commentary from political scientist Simmons. Simmons argues that for "thousands of years, women have been barred from showing aggression," although feeling jealous, competitive or threatened are "natural, appropriate" responses to the world we live in. Furthermore, because "girls are taught that expressing anger directly is wrong, many girls (and women) have no choice but to resort to secret acts of meanness." Although there is nothing "secret" about most of the nastiness the girls in this book describe-they're very verbal in their abuse, very obvious and deliberate in their shunning of other...


Surviving Your Adolescents: How to Manage and Let Go Of Your 13-18 Year Olds Hands control back to parents... a great resourace
Thomas W. Phelan
1889140082
January 1998
Paperback
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Midwest Book Review
Surviving Your Adolescents: How To Manage And Let Go Of Your 13-18 Year Olds gives a step-by-step approach that will help end hassles and offer concrete solutions. In its pages readers will learn the differences between teens and parents, how to evaluate the seriousness of their problems, exactly what problems require professional attention, what problems require "letting go", the Four Cardinal Sins (what not to do!), five ways to improve the parent-teen relationship, what role to take (Observer, Advisor, Negotiator, Director), tactics to combat testing and manipulation, and guidelines for common specific problems. Concise and encouraging, Surviving Your Adolescents does not assume that parents of teens have infinite amounts of time, energy or patience. Thomas Phelan's message is clear: parents are neither...


The Primal Teen
Barbara Strauch
0385721609
Sept 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Strauch, medical science and health editor at the New York Times, sets out to offer reassurance to parents baffled by their kids' seemingly irrational and erratic behavior. She discusses the latest research, including brain scans that show changes in the brain's structure and function that could explain the crazy behavior exhibited by teens. In addition to reviewing various research projects around the country, Strauch also includes discussions with both parents and teenagers. Parents lament their inability to understand why a straight-A student suddenly loses interest in school or starts behaving miserably. The teens are surprisingly open about their often ill-advised behavior, but seem unable to offer reasons for such actions. One possible explanation, still debated by scientists, is whether adolescence is a...


Secrets of the Teenage Brain: Research-Based Strategies for Reaching & Teaching Today's Adolescents
Sheryl Feinstein
1890460427
May 2004
Paperback
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Book Description

Formerly a publication of The Brain Store

Let’s face it-the weather is more predictable than the average teen. Suddenly, even the brightest and most cooperative students become argumentative and distracted. The good news is there are ways you can navigate these abrupt shifts and still be an effective teacher.

Recent neuroscientific findings have revealed that the teenage brain is actually undergoing developmental changes that can cause extremely erratic behavior. Although you can’t change these behaviors, this new resource demonstrates ways you can adapt your teaching style to effectively reach and teach teens. In the first chapter of this lighthearted but informative book, you will explore the biology of the teenager’s brain. Then, chapters two through six answer...



Engaging Autism: Helping Children Relate, Communicate and Think with the DIR Floortime Approach
Stanley I. Greenspan
0738210285
April 30, 2006
Hardcover
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Library Journal, starred review 04/12/06
"[An] excellent book…The definitive guide to Greenspans respected 'floortime' method...illuminating...highly recommended."

Book Description
The long-awaited landmark guide to autism and ASD by the authors of the timeless classic The Child with Special Needs The inspiring success of Dr. Stanley Greenspan's unique approach to autism and ASD (autistic spectrum disorders) is known to grateful parents and to professionals throughout the world. Now at last his highly effective and influential program is presented in one clear and accessible volume. A number of innovative, exciting features distinguish Greenspan's approach to autism: First, his program has demonstrated that children with signs of autism or autistic spectrum disorders do not have a fixed,...


Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention
Peg M. Dawson
1572309288
September 2003
Paperback
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Review
"Teachers, neuropsychologists, and health professionals are frequently asked to work with children and adolescents experiencing difficulties in 'high-level' skills--such as organization, attention, and problem solving--which impede learning and skill acquisition. Despite the prevalence of these problems, there is little practical information available to guide practitioners. This text provides a unique contribution, incorporating simple but comprehensive descriptions of such problems and how to identify them. Its greatest strength, however, lies in its inclusion of a range of helpful and practical intervention strategies that facilitate an integrated approach across home, school, and child."--Vicki Anderson, PhD, Department of Psychology, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

"This volume is filled with...


The Tiger's Child
Torey Hayden
0380725444
May 1996
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Abandoned by her mother on a highway at age four, abused by her drug-addict father between his prison stints, autistic, electively mute Sheila Renstad at age six broke through her silent rage to communicate, aided by her five-month relationship with special-education teacher Hayden. That experience, recorded in Hayden's One Child, which became a TV movie, is updated in this deeply moving sequel. It picks up with Sheila as a sullen 13-year-old bouncing between juvenile facilities and her father's "care." As Hayden renews her ties to Sheila?first at a clinic, then through informal contacts?the girl's outbursts and foul-mouthed sexual preoccupations betray a desperate craving for a sense of belonging. An inspirational testament to the healing power of love, this authentic tearjerker resonates with drama. There is no...


The Adolescent Psychotherapy Treatment Planner (Practice Planners)
Arthur E. Jongsma Jr., et al
0471270490
December 6, 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
This timesaving resource features: Treatment plan components for 33 behaviorally based presenting problems, including 3 entirely new to this edition Over 1,000 prewritten treatment goals, objectives, and interventions–plus space to record your own treatment plan options A step-by-step guide to writing treatment plans that meet the requirements of most insurance companies and third-party payors New section on how to quantify objectives The Adolescent Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, Third Edition provides all the elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal treatment plans that satisfy the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payors, and state and federal review agencies. Saves you hours of time-consuming paperwork, yet offers the freedom to develop...


The Good Enough Teen: Raising Adolescents with Love and Acceptance (Despite how Impossible They Can Be)
Brad E. Sachs
0641689535

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The Worried Child
Paul Foxman
0897934202
Feb 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Psychologist Foxman (Dancing with Fear) has penned a caring yet straightforward book about helping kids deal with feelings of angst. Noting that one in five children suffers from a mental health problem, Foxman says some experts call today's children the "shell-shocked" generation. Divorce, crime, violence, failing schools, the threat of terrorism and drug abuse are a few of the contemporary issues often magnified for kids by vivid media coverage, and they've contributed to the rise of stress and anxiety among children, says Foxman. The author, who suffered from anxiety as a child and as an adult, melds personal and professional experience as he differentiates between normal and abnormal worrying (the latter involves a degree and frequency that interferes with daily routines). According to Foxman, three factors...

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