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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, Iona Monterio & Jennifer Bain 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...


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 Aostre N. Johnson, Karen-Marie Yust, Eugene C. Roehlkepartain & Sandy Eisenberg Sasso 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...


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...


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 & Ph. 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)

Clinical psychologist Catherine Steiner-Adair takes an in-depth look at how the Internet and the digital revolution are profoundly changing childhood and family dynamics, and offers solutions parents can use...


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 M. 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...


Thou Shalt Not Be Aware

by Alice Miller, Hunter Hannum, Hildegarde Hannum & Lloyd deMause Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 15, 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...


The Future of Your Only Child

by Carl E. Pickhardt, Ph.D. St. Martin's Press (March 04, 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...


Transactions at Play: Volume 9

by Cindy Dell Clark UPA (May 16, 2009)

This is a new volume from the Association for the Study of Play. This book presents a healthy interchange of ideas about play, which is one of the hallmarks of the Association's work.


Handling Children's Aggression Constructively: Toward Taming Human Destructiveness

by Henri Parens Jason Aronson, Inc. (January 06, 2011)

Handling Children's Aggression Constructively: Toward Taming Human Destructiveness shows how to prevent the development of disturbed aggressive behaviors in children, giving caregivers and educators the tools...


Handbook of Temperament

by Marcel Zentner & Rebecca L. Shiner The Guilford Press (October 01, 2012)

Timely and authoritative, this unique handbook explores the breadth of current knowledge on temperament, from foundational theory and research to clinical applications. Leaders in the field examine basic temperament...


The Children's Bill of Emotional Rights: A Guide to the Needs of Children

by Eileen Johnson Jason Aronson, Inc. (November 26, 2011)

The book is a summary of the emotional rights of children. It outlines the rights of children, explains how they can be upheld by teachers, parents, and others who care for children, and gives examples of emotional...


Universal Design for Learning in the Classroom: Practical Applications

by Tracey E. Hall, Anne Meyer & David H. Rose The Guilford Press (August 24, 2012)

Clearly written and well organized, this book shows how to apply the principles of universal design for learning (UDL) across all subject areas and grade levels. The editors and contributors describe practical...


The Rape of Childhood

by Salman Akhtar, Christie Huddleston, Gordon Caras & Calvin Colarusso et al. Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

The Rape of Childhood: Development, Clinical, and Sociocultural Aspects of Childhood Sexual Abuse details the dark realm of childhood sexual abuse. While lived experience, memory, subjectivity, and affect cannot...


The Hidden Gifts of the Introverted Child

by Marti Olsen Laney Workman Publishing Company (December 01, 2005)

Introverted children are often misunderstood, even by their parents, who worry about them. Engaged by their interior world, they’re often regarded as aloof. Easily overwhelmed by too much stimulation, they...


Roots of Empathy

by Mary Gordon & Daniel J. Siegel The Experiment (March 01, 2012)

Roots of empathy—an evidence-based program developed in 1996 by longtime educator and social entrepreneur Mary Gordon—has already reached more than 270,000 children in Canada, the U.S., Japan, Australia,...


Gender Born, Gender Made

by Diane Ehrensaft & Edgardo Menvielle The Experiment (May 17, 2011)

A groundbreaking guide to caring for children who live outside binary gender boxes

We are only beginning to understand gender. Is it inborn or learned? Can it be chosen—or even changed? Does it have to be one...


ParentSpeak

by Jennifer Lehr Workman Publishing Company (December 27, 2016)

A provocative guide to the hidden dangers of “parentspeak”—those seemingly innocent phrases parents use when speaking to their young children.

Imagine if every time you praise your child with “Good job!”...