Hurry Down Sunshine
Hardcover ISBN: 1590511913
Hurry Down Sunshine tells the story of the extraordinary summer when, at the age of fifteen, Michael Greenberg's daughter was struck mad. It begins with Sally's visionary crack-up on the streets of Greenwich Village, and continues, among other places, inthe out-of-time world of a Manhattan psychiatric ward during the city's most sweltering months.In an unsentimental and provocative account, the author details his young daughter's sudden onset of mental illness and her long and difficult journey back to life.
The Burn Journals
Paperback ISBN: 1400096421
Brent Runyon was fourteen years old when he set himself on fire, and an intense retelling of that suicide attempt followed by a year of physical and psychological recovery conveys with a terrible clarity what it means to want to commit suicide. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
The Moral Intelligence of Children
How to Raise a Moral Child
Paperback ISBN: 0452279372
An enlightening approach to the ways and reasons why children blossom into moral adults--or, in some cases, the opposite--offers case studies, discussions with parents, interviews with children, and visits to classrooms and nurseries, in an essential guide for parents. Reprint.
Creating the Capacity for Attachment
Treating Addictions and the Alienated Self
Hardcover ISBN: 1568215096
Detached, alienated people, many of them functioning with a pathologically developed false self, barely navigate life's challenges. Our cultural emphasis on autonomy and separateness has led to a retreat from valuing interpersonal, communal dependence and has greatly contributed to a rise in the number of people whose suffering is often expressed in addictions and personality disorders. Using actual patient material, including diaries and letters, Karen Walant's Creating the Capacity for Attachment shows how "immersive moments" in therapy - moments of complete understanding between patient and therapist - are powerful enough to dislodge the alienated, detached self from its hiding place and enable the individual to begin incorporating the inner core into the external, social self.
How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal
Paperback ISBN: 1476748365
"A groundbreaking book showing the link between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and adult illnesses such as heart disease, autoimmune disease, and cancer--Childhood Disrupted also explains how to cope with these emotional traumas and even heal from them. Your biography becomes your biology. The emotional trauma we suffer as children not only shapes our emotional lives as adults, it also affects our physical health, longevity, and overall wellbeing. Scientists now know on a bio-chemical level exactly how parents' chronic fights, divorce, death in the family, being bullied or hazed, and growing up with a hypercritical, alcoholic, or mentally ill parent can leave permanent, physical "fingerprints" on our brains. When we as children encounter sudden or chronic adversity, excessive stress hormones cause powerful changes in the body, altering our body chemistry. The developing immune system and brain react to this chemical barrage by permanently resetting our stress response to "high," which in turn canhave a devastating impact on our mental and physical health. Donna Jackson Nakazawa shares stories from people who have recognized and overcome their adverse experiences, shows why some children are more immune to stress than others, and explains why women are at particular risk. Groundbreaking in its research, inspiring in its clarity, Childhood Disrupted explains how you can reset your biology--and help your loved ones find ways to heal"--
Teach Your Children Well
Why Values and Coping Skills Matter More Than Grades, Trophies, or "Fat Envelopes"
Paperback ISBN: 0062196847
Combining cutting-edge research with 30 years of clinical experience, a renowned psychologist, focusing on how we view success, raise our children and expend our energies and resources, shows us how to shift our focus to a parenting style that promotes academic success, a sense of purpose, connection and meaning in life. 75,000 first printing.
Conflict and Growth in the Teenage Years
Paperback ISBN: 0465006450
"To find out what teenagers’ lives are like, two psychologists gave beepers to seventy-five adolescents, signaled them at random, and asked them to record their thoughts and feelings as they sat in cla"
Just Tell Me What to Say
Sensible Tips and Scripts for Perplexed Parents
Paperback ISBN: 0061452971
A guide for parents of children between the ages of two and six offers insight into the preschool mind while sharing advice on how to speak with very young children on difficult topics, from appropriate behavior and sex to death and world violence. Original. 25,000 first printing.
The Out-of-sync Child
Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder
Paperback ISBN: 0399531653
Drawing on the latest research into the ailment, a guide to Sensory Integration Disorder describes the common condition, which can manifest itself in children by excessively high or low activity levels, problems with motor skills, oversensitivity or undersensitivity to sensations and movements, and other symptoms. Original.
A Different Way of Seeing Autism
Paperback ISBN: 1476776245
In a book that aims to be essential reading for any parent, teacher, therapist or caregiver of a person with autism, one of the world's leading authorities on autism suggests a major shift in understanding autism and offers inspiring stories and practical advice drawn from his more than four-decade career.