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The Five Love Languages of Children
Gary Chapman
1881273652
June 1997
Paperback
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From AudioFile
Two Christian parenting educators describe five ways we can connect with our children: physical touch, quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, and acts of service. These initiatives, when geared to the preferences of each child, make them feel loved and, thus, more receptive to guidance and redirection when needed. The authors are inspiring writers whose examples and quotes from children and parents are instructive. Gary Chapman's uplifting reading makes the effort that some of these approaches will require seem natural and right. This is a program that helps listeners make their children central in their lives and that provides them with specific tools to stay connected. T.W. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio...


The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self

0465016901


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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...


Abnormal Child Psychology (with InfoTrac)
Eric Mash
0534554199
July 2004
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
Through their thoughtful and accurate balance of developmental, clinical-diagnostic, and experimental approaches to child and adolescent psychopathology, Eric Mash and David Wolfe's ABNORMAL CHILD PSYCHOLOGY remains the most authoritative, scholarly book in today's abnormal child psychology market. Appropriate for novice and expert alike, this book traces the developmental course of each disorder and shows how biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors interact with a child's environment. Since one of the best ways to introduce students to a particular problem of childhood or adolescence is to first describe a real child, the authors begin each chapter with engaging first-person accounts and case histories of a child with a particular disorder. This child is then referred to throughout the entire chapter,...


Child Psychology: A Contemporary View Point with Lifemap and Powerweb
E. Mavis Hetherington
0073197815
July 2005
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
This thoroughly revised edition of a classic text uses a topical organization to emphasize the processes of development. It examines a variety of theoretical viewpoints, providing students with a well balanced view of a child’s developmental process; all of the chapters are thoroughly grounded in research. In this edition, a new co-author, esteemed cognitive developmentalist Mary Gauvain, joins E. Mavis Hetherington, Ross Parke, and Virginia Locke--creating a true powerhouse in developmental psychology.

About the Author
Ross D. Parke is Distinguished Professor of Psychology and director of the Center for Family Studies at the University of California, Riverside. He is a past President of Division 7, the Developmental Psychology Division, of the American Psychological...


The Minds of Boys
Michael Gurian
0787977616
Aug 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Gurian, author of The Wonder of Boys (1996), and Stevens investigate the "male learning style" that is so often at odds with current educational practices, leaving the mistaken impression that boys are difficult to manage and teach. The authors begin by detailing the crisis faced by boys--lower grades, greater discipline problems, higher dropout rates. They then explore research on the differences between the male and the female brain that account for their differences in conforming to current teaching methods. Throughout the book, Gurian and Stevens offer advice to parents and teachers on how to encourage learning based on the particular strengths of boys, from bursts of attention and physical play with infant boys to appropriate discipline as they grow older to developing a more boy-friendly curriculum at...


Child Psychology
Ross Vasta
0471149950
November 2003
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
Building on the strengths that have made it successful through three editions, this new Fourth Edition presents a topical approach with an up-to-date, accurate, and balanced treatment of child psychology. The text captures the themes and emphases that characterize contemporary thinking in the field. In every respect--organization, emphases, and new material--this edition represents the most thorough-going revision of Child Psychology yet.
In this Fourth Edition, new coauthor Shari Ellis brings her expertise on the sociocultural perspective on development. Together, Shari Ellis and Scott Miller continue Ross Vasta's vision for the text.
* New author, Dr. Shari Ellis, highlights the sociocultural perspective on development.
* An even stronger emphasis on cultural diversity and the cultural context...


One Child
Torey Hayden
0380542625
Aug 2002
Paperback
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-- The Los Angeles Times
"Page after page proves again the power of love and the resiliency of life."

Book Description
Finally, a beginning...The time had finally come. The time I had been waiting for through all these long months that I knew sooner or later had to occur. Now it was here.She had surprised me so much by actually crying that for a moment I did nothing but look at her. Then I gathered her into my arms, hugging her tightly. She clutched onto my shirt so that I could feel the dull pain of her fingers digging into my skin. She cried and cried and cried. I held her and rocked the chair back and on its rear legs, feeling my arms and chest get damp from the tears and her hot breath and the smallness of the room.

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Twins as a Tool of Behavioral Genetics

0471941743


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Book Description
Twins as a Tool of Behavioral Genetics Edited by T. J. Bouchard, Jr. P. Propping Every human being is genetically unique and consequently genetically different from every other human being. The one exception is identical (monozygotic) twins, who share exactly the same genome. Fraternal (dizygotic) twins share half of their genes in common by descent. Twins of both types constitute "an experiment of nature". Because it is unethical to carry out powerful experiments on human beings in order to explore the causes of variation in human traits, this natural experiment with all of its vicissitudes is one of the few windows we have with which to view the genetic and environmental determinants of complex human behavioral traits. Many scientists believe that twins can only be used to estimate "heritability"...


Between Two Worlds
Elizabeth Marquardt
0307237109
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
There's no such thing as a "good divorce," argues Marquardt, a scholar with the Institute for American Values. Divorce harms children for the rest of their lives, she says; it turns them into "little adults" who anxiously protect their fragile parents, instead of being protected, the way they are in "intact" families. Divorce forces children to guard parental secrets—protecting Mom by not telling Dad, or vice versa. At increased risk from pedophilic attacks (from their mothers' boyfriends or new husbands) and substance abuse, "children of divorce" may also feel alienated from organized religion, although Marquardt's survey finds them more likely to feel their spirituality strengthened by adversity. Marquardt says she's based her book on her own experiences as a child of divorce and on the results of a...


The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work : A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert
John M. Gottman, Nan Silver
0609805797
May 16, 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
According to most relationship books, the key to a solid marriage is communication, communication, communication. Phooey, says John Gottman, Ph.D., author of the much-lauded Why Marriages Succeed or Fail. There's much more to a solid, "emotionally intelligent" marriage than sharing every feeling and thought, he points out--though most couples therapists ineffectively (and expensively) harp on these concepts.

Gottman, the director of the Gottman Institute, has found through studying hundreds of couples in his "love lab" that it only takes five minutes for him to predict--with 91 percent accuracy--which couples will eventually divorce. He shares the four not-so-obvious signs of a troubled relationship that he looks for, using sometimes amusing passages from his sessions with married couples. (One standout is Rory, the...



Too Old for This, Too Young for That!: Your Survival Guide for the Middle-School Years
Dr. Harriet S. Mosatche
1575420678
March 2000
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 5-8-A guide for youngsters in their "tween" years. Written in a lively manner, the book addresses changing bodies, health, emotions, privacy, family issues, dating, school, peer pressure, and time management. There are examples of different types of situations or problems that might arise and numerous ideas and suggestions to try. Sidebars recommend hot lines, Web sites, and books (including a number published by Free Spirit). An orderly table of contents and complete index allow students to browse through portions of particular interest. Humorous, black-and-white cartoon illustrations and diagrams are scattered throughout. There are a few blank charts and questionnaires with the recommendation that readers photocopy them before filling them out. All in all, an informative, helpful resource.Leslie Ann...


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...


Property (SparkCharts)
SparkNotes Editors
1411402618
February 2005
Paperback
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Raising Cain
Daniel J. Kindlon
0345434854
Jan 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
Reviving Ophelia, Mary Pipher's groundbreaking book, exposed the toxic environment faced by adolescent girls in our society. Now, from the same publisher, comes Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys by Dan Kindlon and Michael Thompson, which does the same for adolescent boys. Boys suffer from a too-narrow definition of masculinity, the authors assert as they expose and discuss the relationship between vulnerability and developing sexuality, the "culture of cruelty" boys live in, the "tyranny of toughness," the disadvantages of being a boy in elementary school, how boys' emotional lives are squelched, and what we, as a society, can do about all this without turning "boys into girls." "Our premise is that boys will be better off if boys are better understood--and if they are encouraged to become...


Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, Energetic
Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
0060923288
April 1, 1998
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Book Review
Recently, temperament traits have come to the forefront of child development theory. In Raising Your Spirited Child, Mary Sheedy Kurcinka's first contribution is to redefine the "difficult child" as the "spirited" child, a child that is, as she says, MORE. Many people are leery about books that are too quick to "type" kids, but Kurcinka, a parent of a spirited child herself and a parent educator for 20 years, doesn't fall into that trap. Instead, she provides tools to understanding your own temperament as well as your child's. When you understand your temperamental matches--and your mismatches--you can better understand, work, live, socialize, and enjoy spirit in your child. By reframing challenging temperamental qualities in a positive way, and by giving readers specific tools to work...


Motherless Mothers: How Mother Loss Shapes the Parents We Become
Hope Edelman
0060532459
April 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Edelman first undertook this painful topic in 1994 (Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss), drawing from her own experience of losing her mother at 17. Now a mother herself, she considers how her mother's absence has shaped her seven years of parenting. Through interviews, anecdotes and psychological research, Edelman discusses the challenge of mothering in the shadow of someone gone, which often triggers a resurgence of childhood grief and confusion. But this is less a book on mourning than a supportive guide for mothers who may feel overwhelmed and alone, bereft of their own mothers' presence, advice and support. Chapters address general child-rearing topics for each age group with focuses specific to the reader: the void of the absent grandmother, the urge to overcompensate and the perpetual impulse to...


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...


Handbook of Child Psychology, Set
William Damon
0471272876
March 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
This authoritative four-volume reference spans the entire field of child development and has set the standard against which all other scholarly references are compared. Updated and revised to reflect the new developments in the field, the Sixth Edition is sure to be as successful as the previous editions.


Sickened
Julie Gregory
0553381970
Sept 2004
Paperback
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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...


The Child with Special Needs: Encouraging Intellectual and Emotional Growth
Stanley I. Greenspan
0201407264
January 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
...an ideal reference for the parent of a child challenged with autism, ADD, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, language and speech problems, or other disorders...teaches parents how to stimulate intellectual and emotional growth in the child.

Addison-Wesley
Nature or nurture. One of the most intense debates in understanding the development of the human mind is whether cognitive ability is based in genetics or developed through learning experiences. While biology clearly plays a part, recent neuroscience research shows that the interactions experienced during infancy and childhood can actually change the physical structure and wiring of the brain.

Does this mean many children with developmental and learning disorders--such as autism, PDD, language and speech problems, ADD,...



Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline
Becky A. Bailey
0060007753
Jan 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A developmental psychology specialist and early childhood education expert, Bailey contends that the difficult but rewarding task of guiding children's behavior starts only when parents are able to discipline themselves and become models of self-control. By following the author's "7 Powers for Self-Control" (attention, love, acceptance, perception, intention, free will and unity), the parent will then be equipped to use the "7 Basic Discipline Skills" (including choices, encouragement and consequences). Bailey dismisses the familiar fear-inspired approach to discipline many grew up with (including threats and punishment), claiming that it inevitably leads children to make biologically driven choices and may even effect the brain due to the high levels of stress hormones released. Also rejecting the permissive...


Introducing Child Psychology
H. Rudolph Schaffer
0631216286
October 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Introducing Child Psychology is for all those who want to find out what psychology can tell us about the nature and development of children. Assuming no prior knowledge, it is designed to suit students of psychology at school or university, those training to work with children in a variety of different professional roles, or general readers who are interested in what makes a child 'tick'.The book begins with an explanation of the aims and principles of child psychology as a scientific discipline, and describes the methods used to obtain knowledge about children. It then goes on to present the major topics of development that have been investigated by psychologists, paying particular attention to the most recent research findings.Throughout, psychological knowledge is consistently related to practical issues, showing...


Growing Up Too Fast
Sylvia B. Rimm
1579547095
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
A leading child psychologist reveals the results of an unprecedented survey of America's pre-teens-and helps parents deal with the troubling findings

Through instant messaging, cell phones, and email, today's middle schoolers hide their real lives from their parents. To find out what these youngsters are really up to, Dr. Sylvia Rimm, author of the New York Times bestseller See Jane Win, conducted a survey of over 5,400 middle school kids and talked with over 300 students in focus groups. In Growing Up Too Fast, Dr. Rimm reveals the startling results of her research.

While parents remember high school as the time when they encountered sex, drugs, body image issues, and other "teenage" problems, today's kids face these pressures in middle school. In fact, some are confronting "teen"...


Child Psychology: The Modern Science
Ross Vasta
047119221X
September 1998
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
This book is a topically organized introduction to child development from conception to adolescence. It examines child psychology from the perspectives of the three principal traditions which characterize the discipline today-the cognitive-developmental, environmental-learning and ethological orientations. Emphasizes the very latest issues and findings including the microgenetic research method, gene therapy, the social bases of early memory and family contributions to peer relations. This new edition includes a greater integration of contextual material, and an increased emphasis on cross- and multi-cultural research.

The publisher, John Wiley & Sons
Integrating the contextual influences of family and school into chapters on the various aspects of development, it focuses on...


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 Developing Person Through the Life Span (paper)
Kathleen Stassen Berger
0716791595
March 26, 2004
Paperback
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The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are
Daniel J. Siegel
1572307404
October 22, 2001
Paperback
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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,...

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