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 â€¢ Shows what is at the core of today's serious social and psychological problems â€¢ Explores the sexual and spiritual stage of adolescent development â€¢ Details the connection between adolescent brain and heart development and the issue of nature vs. nurture â€¢ 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.
The Trouble With Boys
A Surprising Report Card on Our Sons, Their Problems at School, and What Parents and Educators Must Do
Paperback ISBN: 0307381293
A best-selling study outlines the trends that have led to a crisis among America's male children, including a lack of male role models, video-game addiction, and the demands of the No Child Left Behind policy; discusses the potential repercussions; and offers suggestions on how to fix the problem. Reprint.
The Disappearance of Childhood
Paperback ISBN: 0679751661
Argues that the intrusion of television into every home introduces children too early to adult concepts and activities and subverts their ability to think abstractly, and the very concept of childhood is being destroyed
The Borderline Psychotic Child
A Selective Integration
Paperback ISBN: 0415222206
Introduces the borderline concept and overviews current theoretical thinking and clinical practices. Reviews the history and evolution of the borderline diagnosis for children, both in the US and the UK. Attempts to harmonize US and UK views on borderline diagnosis in the light of new developments in theory at The Menninger Clinic, The Anna Freud Center, and The Tavistock Clinic, and presents a range of clinical case studies. Lubbe trained as a child psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic In London. He is founding editor of the journal Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in South Africa . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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.