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Handbook of Socialization, Second Edition: Theory and Research

by Joan E. Grusec & Paul D. Hastings The Guilford Press (December 05, 2014)

This highly regarded handbook remains the leading reference and advanced text on socialization. Foremost authorities review the breadth of current knowledge on socialization processes across the life span. Extensively...


The Overparenting Epidemic

by George S. Glass & David Tabatsky Skyhorse (November 11, 2014)

Helicopter parents, tiger moms, cosseters, hothouse parents . . .

Whatever we label it, overparenting--anxious, invasive, overly attentive, and competitive parenting--may have finally backfired. As we witness...


Generation Stressed: Play-Based Tools to Help Your Child Overcome Anxiety

by Michele Kambolis LifeTree Media (August 18, 2014)

Anxiety is rampant in society in general and among children in particular. Written by Registered Clinical Counselor and national parenting columnist Michele Kambolis, Generation Stressed explains the causes...


The Autism Discussion Page on the core challenges of autism: A toolbox for helping children with autism feel safe, accepted, and competent

by Bill Nason Jessica Kingsley Publishers (August 21, 2014)

This book compiles posts from the popular online Autism Discussion Page to provide simple and effective strategies for helping children with autism spectrum disorders to feel safe, accepted and competent. This...


Navigating the Medical Maze with a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Practical Guide for Parents

by Beth Pletcher, Sue Ming, Julie O'Brien & Caroline Hayes-Rosen et al. Jessica Kingsley Publishers (August 21, 2014)

This practical guide contains everything parents of a child with autism need to know in order to get the best medical care for their child and to play an active and effective role in that care. It contains accessible...


Ordinary Magic: Resilience in Development

by Ann S. Masten The Guilford Press (July 21, 2014)

From a pioneering researcher, this book synthesizes the best current knowledge on resilience in children and adolescents. Ann S. Masten explores what allows certain individuals to thrive and adapt despite adverse...


Born Reading

by Jason Boog & Betsy Bird Touchstone (July 15, 2014)

A program for parents and professionals on how to raise kids who love to read, featuring interviews with childhood development experts, advice from librarians, tips from authors and children's book publishers,...


From Research to Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

by Jean-Philippe Raynaud, Matthew Hodes & Susan Shur-Fen Gau Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 15, 2014)

From Research to Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health demonstrates how research data can be concretely applied in various cultural contexts around the world. This book has been shaped to reflect the...


The Dark Side of Innocence

by Terri Cheney Atria Books (March 01, 2011)

"Killing yourself at any age is a seriously tricky business. But when I was seven, the odds felt insurmountable."

As a young girl, Terri Cheney's life looked perfect. Her family lived in a lovely house in a...


What Kids Buy

by Robert H Reiher & Daniel Acuff Free Press (June 30, 2008)

If you're in the business of marketing or developing products and programs for kids, What Kids Buy and Why belongs in your office.

How can you create outstanding products and programs that will win in the marketplace...


Creative Arts and Play Therapy for Attachment Problems

by Cathy A. Malchiodi & David A. Crenshaw The Guilford Press (December 05, 2013)

This book vividly shows how creative arts and play therapy can help children recover from experiences of disrupted or insecure attachment. Leading practitioners explore the impact of early relationship difficulties...


Nurturing Child and Adolescent Spirituality: Perspectives from the World's Religious Traditions

by Eugene C. Roehlkepartain, Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, Aostre N. Johnson & Karen-Marie Yust et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 27, 2005)

Nurturing Child and Adolescent Spirituality: Perspectives from the World's Religious Traditions provides a forum for prominent religious scholars to examine the state of religious knowledge and theological reflection...


Mothers of Adult Children

by Marguerite Guzman Bouvard, Elzbieta Korolczuk, Nancy Gerber & Trish Green et al. Lexington Books (September 12, 2013)

Mothers of Adult Children elucidates what happens when children come of age and leave home, creating new lives in the realms of work and relationships. This book reveals the problems mothers of adult children...


The Rise of Consciousness and the Development of Emotional Life

by Michael Lewis The Guilford Press (October 14, 2013)

Synthesizing decades of influential research and theory, Michael Lewis demonstrates the centrality of consciousness for emotional development. At first, infants' competencies constitute innate reactions to particular...


The Circle of Security Intervention: Enhancing Attachment in Early Parent-Child Relationships

by Bob Marvin, Bert Powell, Kent Hoffman & Glen Cooper et al. The Guilford Press (September 26, 2013)

Presenting both a theoretical foundation and proven strategies for helping caregivers become more attuned and responsive to their young children's emotional needs (ages 0-5), this is the first comprehensive...


Promoting School Readiness and Early Learning: Implications of Developmental Research for Practice

by Michel Boivin & Karen L. Bierman The Guilford Press (September 26, 2013)

Grounded in cutting-edge developmental research, this book examines what school readiness entails and how it can be improved. Compelling longitudinal findings are presented on the benefits of early intervention...


A Child's Brain

by Robert Sylwester Skyhorse (October 08, 2013)

With A Child's Brain you can learn how a child's brain works, develops, and changes during the critical stages of childhood. Robert Sylwester, author of twenty books, has written this latest book to help parents...


Group Filial Therapy: The Complete Guide to Teaching Parents to Play Therapeutically with their Children

by Louise Guerney & Virginia Ryan Jessica Kingsley Publishers (April 28, 2013)

In Group Filial Therapy (GFT), therapists train parents to conduct play sessions with their children. This book provides an accessible guide to the theory and practice of GFT, and for the first time offers step-by-step...


My Child "The Quick Fix?"

by C.S. Harrison CSR Publishing (August 07, 2013)

Children are sponges. They soak up all that the world has to offer—both good and bad. In a world flooded with insta-fun, insta-wrong, and lightning speed access; author C.S. Harrison has taken an unbiased...


Psychodynamic Perspectives on Working with Children, Families, and Schools

by Michael O'Loughlin, Patrick Lewis, Derek Bunyard & Carrie Catapano et al. Jason Aronson, Inc. (December 08, 2012)

For school professionals seeking to work in emotionally focused ways with children, this book offers a wide range of essays illustrating how psychodynamic ideas can be used to validate children, respect the...


The Mother and Her Child: Clinical Aspects of Attachment, Separation, and Loss

by Salman Akhtar, M. D. Fischer, Jennifer Bonovitz & D M. D Brabender et al. Jason Aronson, Inc. (December 16, 2011)

The Mother and Her Child: Clinical Aspects of Attachment, Separation, and Loss, edited by Salman Akhtar focuses upon the formation of an individual's self in the crucible of the early mother-child relationship....


The Way of Boys

by Anthony Rao, PhD & Michelle D. Seaton HarperCollins e-books (August 25, 2009)

The Way of Boys by renowned psychologist Dr. Anthony Rao is an important wake-up call to the dangers of over-medicating our male children and our current tendency to treat their active boyhood as an illness....


Easy To Love, Difficult To Discipline: The 7 Basic Skills For Turning Conflict

by Becky A. Bailey HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

The 7 Basic Skills for Turning Conflict into Cooperation.

Have you ever opened your mouth to discipline your child, and your parents' nastiest words tumble out? In an era when most parenting books focus on the...


How to Detect Developmental Delay and What to Do Next: Practical Interventions for Home and School

by Mary Mountstephen, Agnieszka Olechowska, Elvie Brown & Barbara Pheloung et al. Jessica Kingsley Publishers (June 15, 2011)

This guide offers practical advice on how to recognize the signs of developmental delay, address difficulties effectively, and help the child to flourish. The author presents a practical approach to dealing...


Help Him Make You Smile: The Development of Intersubjectivity in the Atypical Child

by Rita S. Eagle Jason Aronson, Inc. (March 14, 2007)

This book focuses on the development of self and intersubjectivity in infants, and the parent-child and family interactions that help facilitate it. A unique, step by step account of how these capacities emerged...


The Big Disconnect

by Catherine Steiner-Adair, EdD. & Teresa H. Barker Harper (August 13, 2013)

Wall Street Journal Best Nonfiction Pick; Publisher's Weekly Best Book of the Year

Clinical psychologist Catherine Steiner-Adair takes an in-depth look at how the Internet and the digital revolution are profoundly...


Successful School Change and Transition for the Child with Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for Parents

by Clare Lawrence Jessica Kingsley Publishers (January 15, 2010)

This book provides parents of children with AS with advice on preparing their child to move to a new school, and make the transition as smooth as possible. Strategies covered include working out a transition...


Biomental Child Development: Perspectives on Psychology and Parenting

by D. John D. Ninivaggi & Fred R. Volkmar Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 27, 2012)

Biomental Child Development: Perspectives on Psychology and Parenting provides the reader with a basic understanding of child, adolescent, and adult psychology, and applies it to the growth of the integrated...


Understanding Adoption: Clinical Work with Adults, Children, and Parents

by Diana Siskind, Susan B. Sherman, Kathleen Hushion & Janet Shapiro et al. Jason Aronson, Inc. (August 31, 2006)

Adoption has become widely practiced, accepted, and accessible, and has greatly changed the composition of families making it a timely subject for study. The authors of Understanding Adoption undertake exploration...


Empathic Care for Children with Disorganized Attachments: A Model for Mentalizing, Attachment and Trauma-Informed Care

by Chris Taylor Jessica Kingsley Publishers (July 15, 2012)

This practical guide synthesises attachment, trauma and Mentalization theory into a practice model for those caring for children and young people with disorganized attachment. It aims to equip practitioners...


Ethical Practice in Child and Adolescent Analysis and Psychotherapy: Protecting Safety in a Therapeutic Environment

by Anita G. Schmukler, Paula G. Atkeson, Helene Keable & E. Kirsten Dahl et al. Jason Aronson, Inc. (December 29, 2011)

Ethical Practice in Child and Adolescent Analysis and Psychotherapy addresses core issues in ethical practice in working with children and their parents, with attention to unconscious motives and defenses that...


Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers: Second Edition

by Brigid Daniel, Sally Wassell & Robbie Gilligan Jessica Kingsley Publishers (February 12, 2011)

This is a classic text for students and practitioners in the child care and protection field which summarises important current thinking on child development and applies it directly to practice. The book covers...


Responding to Self-Harm in Children and Adolescents: A Professional's Guide to Identification, Intervention and Support

by Steven Walker Jessica Kingsley Publishers (February 15, 2012)

This is a practical guide for professionals on understanding and responding to self-harm in children and adolescents. It includes information about what self-harm is and who is likely to self-harm, and provides...


Toddler Adoption: The Weaver's Craft Revised Edition

by Mary Hopkins-Best Jessica Kingsley Publishers (March 15, 2012)

This book offers support and practical tools to help parents prepare for and support the toddler's transition between the familiar environment of their biological parent's home or foster home to a new and unfamiliar...


Embracing Asperger's: A Primer for Parents and Professionals

by Richard Bromfield Jessica Kingsley Publishers (August 15, 2011)

Offering rich insights into what Asperger's is like for the child, this compassionate book will empower parents and teachers, enabling them to nurture the child's strengths and work towards a happy and promising...


Understanding 6-7-Year-Olds

by Corinne Aves & Jonathan Bradley Jessica Kingsley Publishers (July 15, 2006)

This accessible book provides a wealth of information to help parents, educators and carers better relate to children at this exciting, yet demanding, stage of development. Corinne Aves offers guidance on encouraging...


Therapeutic Residential Care for Children and Young People: An Attachment and Trauma-Informed Model for Practice

by Patrick Tomlinson, Rudy Gonzalez & Susan Barton Jessica Kingsley Publishers (September 15, 2011)

This book provides a model of care for traumatized children, based on theory and practice experience pioneered at the Lighthouse Foundation, Australia. The authors explain the impact of trauma on child development,...


Life Story Therapy with Traumatized Children: A Model for Practice

by Richard Rose Jessica Kingsley Publishers (May 15, 2012)

A comprehensive overview for professionals working with traumatized children, which outlines the theory and practice of life story therapy, a method which helps children and cares to question and resolve issues...


The History of Childhood

by Lloyd deMause Jason Aronson, Inc. (June 01, 1995)

from the Foreword: Possibly the heartless treatment of children, from the practice of infanticide and abandonment through to the neglect, the rigors of swaddling, the purposeful starving, the beatings, the solitary...


Girls on the Edge

by Léonard Sax Basic Books (August 25, 2020)

A parenting expert reveals the four biggest threats to girls' psychological growth and explains how parents can help their daughters develop a healthy sense of self.

In Girls on the Edge, psychologist and physician...


Thou Shalt Not Be Aware

by Alice Miller, Hunter Hannum, Hildegarde Hannum & Lloyd deMause Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 14, 1998)

Originally published in 1984, Thou Shalt Not Be Aware explodes Freud's notions of "infantile sexuality" and helps to bring to the world's attention the brutal reality of child abuse, changing forever our thoughts...


Boys Adrift

by Léonard Sax & Allan Robertson Hachette Book Group (June 27, 2017)

Something scary is happening to boys today. From kindergarten to college, American boys are, on average, less resilient and less ambitious than they were a mere twenty years ago. The gender gap in college attendance...


The Future of Your Only Child

by Carl E. Ph.D. Pickhardt St. Martin's Press (March 03, 2008)

One-child households have doubled over the last two decades, making it one of the fastest-growing family units in America. Expert Carl Pickhardt aids families in understanding the common traits of many adult...


Discipline with Love and Limits

by Barbara C. Unell & Jerry Wyckoff Da Capo Lifelong Books (July 08, 2019)

"The tools in this beloved book change everyday struggles into teachable moments." -- Wendy Webb, Mother, Grandmother, and National Trainer, Parents as Teachers

Filled with parent-tested advice for over 100 asked-for...


Mind in Motion

by Barbara Tversky Basic Books (May 20, 2019)

An eminent psychologist offers a major new theory of human cognition: movement, not language, is the foundation of thought

When we try to think about how we think, we can't help but think of words. Indeed, some...


Happy Campers

by Audrey Monke & Tina Payne Bryson Center Street (May 06, 2019)

Audrey "Sunshine" Monke, mother of five and camp owner-director, shares nine powerful parenting techniques-inspired by the research-based practices of summer camp-to help kids thrive and families become closer....


The Good News About Bad Behavior

by Katherine Reynolds Lewis PublicAffairs (April 16, 2018)

The current model of parental discipline is as outdated as a rotary phone.

Why don't our kids do what we want them to do? Parents often take the blame for misbehavior, but this obscures a broader trend: in our...


Supernormal

by Meg Jay Twelve (November 13, 2017)

Clinical psychologist and author of The Defining Decade, Meg Jay takes us into the world of the supernormal: those who soar to unexpected heights after childhood adversity.

Whether it is the loss of a parent...


Alone Together

by Sherry Turkle Basic Books (November 06, 2017)

A groundbreaking book by one of the most important thinkers of our time shows how technology is warping our social lives and our inner ones

Technology has become the architect of our intimacies. Online, we fall...


The Collapse of Parenting

by Léonard Sax Basic Books (May 08, 2017)

In this New York Times bestseller, one of America's premier child psychologists offers a must-read account of the dismal state of parenting today, and a vision for how we can better prepare our children for...