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Endangered Minds: Why Children Don't Think and What We Can Do About It
Endangered Minds
Why Children Don't Think and What We Can Do About It
Paperback      ISBN: 0684856204
The author links the inability of children to concentrate to the electronic media, changes in life-styles, and the decline of literacy
Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline: The 7 Basic Skills for Turning Conflict into Cooperation
Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline
The 7 Basic Skills for Turning Conflict into Cooperation
Paperback      ISBN: 0060007753
And easy-to-adopt seven-step prpgram is designed to transform willful children into willing ones by applying basic rules of discipline and consistency to a child's daily life. Reprint.
NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children
NurtureShock
New Thinking About Children
Paperback      ISBN: 0446504130
A collaborative work by two award-winning science journalists argues that popular nurture-based parenting techniques are proving unsuccessful because they fail to include key aspects of scientific research, in an analysis that covers such topics as aggression, intelligence and moral behavior. Reprint. A best-selling book.
Savage Girls and Wild Boys: A History of Feral Children
Savage Girls and Wild Boys
A History of Feral Children
Paperback      ISBN: 0312423357
A collective history of feral children who were brought up in the wilderness, raised by animals, or locked up in solitary confinement examines the stories of Peter the Wild Boy, Victor of Aveyron, and a boy raised by monkeys in Uganda.
Abused Boys: The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse
Abused Boys
The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse
Paperback      ISBN: 0449906299
A long overdue book by a psychologist who has extensive clinical experience treating male victims of child sexual abuse, it explodes the myth that sexual abuse of male children is rare, or that the consequences are less serious than for girls. Hunter examines the physical and emotional impact of abuse on its victims and the factors affecting revovery. With personal case histories of victims and their families, this is a powerfully written and meticulously researched book that is a landmark in the field of child sexual abuse literature.
From Magical Child to Magical Teen: A Guide to Adolescent Development
From Magical Child to Magical Teen
A Guide to Adolescent Development
Paperback      ISBN: 0892819960
A groundbreaking perspective on Nature's plan for full human creativity and intelligence during the teen years • Shows what is at the core of today's serious social and psychological problems • Explores the sexual and spiritual stage of adolescent development • Details the connection between adolescent brain and heart development and the issue of nature vs. nurture • By the author of Magical Child (250,000 copies sold) Something is supposed to happen during the adolescent years--something greater than MTV, video games, and the Internet. Joseph Chilton Pearce describes this something as the natural mandate for post-biological development--the development of the sexual and spiritual senses and expansion of our growth process outside of our bodies and into the physical world that surrounds us. Though first written in the mid 1980s, the message of From Magical Child to Magical Teen is even more compelling and helpful today--especially for those who live with and work with adolescents. Drawing on the stages of development outlined by Swiss biologist Jean Piaget and the brain research of neuroscientist Paul MacLean, Pearce demonstrates how nature has built into us an agenda for the intelligent unfolding of our lives. He offers a powerful critique of contemporary child-rearing practices and a groundbreaking alternative to existing perspectives on adolescence so we can unleash our greatest potential, as well as that of our children, in order to experience our fullness in the manner nature intended all along.
A Mind at a Time: America's Top Learning Expert Shows How Every Child Can Succeed
A Mind at a Time
America's Top Learning Expert Shows How Every Child Can Succeed
Paperback      ISBN: 0743202236
A professor of pediatrics reveals the many modes of learning and arms parents and teachers with the knowledge they need to help children prosper in a school environment.
The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search For the True Self
The Drama of the Gifted Child
The Search For the True Self
Trade Paperback      ISBN: 046501691x
Examines the cyclical patterns of parents who exploit their children's talent, depriving them of a sense of self-worth and driving them to treat their own children with the same lack of respect
A Mind at a Time
A Mind at a Time
Hardcover      ISBN: 0743202228
A professor of pediatrics reveals the many modes of learning and arms parents and teachers with the knowledge they need to help children prosper in a school environment.
Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men
Guyland
The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men
Paperback      ISBN: 0060831359
The passage from adolescence to adulthood was once clear. Today, growing up has become more complex and confusing, as young men drift casually through college and beyond—hanging out, partying, playing with tech toys, watching sports. But beneath the appearance of a simple extended boyhood, a more dangerous social world has developed, far away from the traditional signposts and cultural signals that once helped boys navigate their way to manhood—a territory Michael Kimmel has identified as "Guyland." In mapping the troubling social world where men are now made, Kimmel offers a view into the minds and times of America's sons, brothers, and boyfriends, and he works toward redefining what it means to be a man today—and tomorrow. Only by understanding this world and this life stage can we enable young men to chart their own paths, stay true to themselves, and emerge safely from Guyland as responsible and fully formed male adults.