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.
Using Dreams and Active Imagination for Personal Growth
Paperback ISBN: 0062504312
The Jungian analyst outlines techniques, through the use of dreams and the active imagination, for integrating the conscious and unconscious selves to achieve personal growth and satisfaction
There's Something Under the Bed
Children's Experiences With the Paranormal
Paperback ISBN: 1601631340
Why do infants and toddlers seem to have a heightened awareness of the paranormal--and an often marked ability to interact with the unknown? And why do these qualities and abilities seem to mysteriously disappear during adolescence? There's Something Under the Bed! explores the often complex relationships between children and the paranormal, and focuses special attention on the sometimes startling realities behind children's "imaginations." This book will help you: - Distinguish whether your child's imaginary friend is the product of his or her mind, a harmless spirit in the house, or something more malicious. - Trace the links between children's ever-changing beliefs and folklore, fairy tales, and popular culture. - Understand the real phenomena behind ghosts, fairies, angels, and possessions. - Foster a healthy relationship between your child and the paranormal. - Protect your children from fear and danger.
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.
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 Forbidden Experiment
The Story of the Wild Boy of Aveyron
Paperback ISBN: 1568360487
Examines the historical, social, and philosophical causes for the prominence of the Wild Boy of Aveyron and documents the effort of Dr. Jean-Marc-Gaspard Itard to bring him to a civilized state
Ghosts from the Nursery
Tracing the Roots of Violence
Paperback ISBN: 0871137348
One in twenty children born today will spend some part of his or her adult life in jail. During the last thirty years, violent crimes committed by youth have risen by 371 percent. Cutting to the heart of this alarming trend, Ghosts from the Nursery gives startling new evidence that violent behavior is fundamentally linked to abuse and neglect in the first two years of life. In absorbing and accessible prose, Robin Karr-Morse and Meredith S. Wiley present case histories of "children who kill," along with the latest in brain development research. Ghosts from the Nursery compellingly demonstrates the poisonous effect that neglect, abuse, trauma, injury, and toxicity have in the first thirty-three months of life - and makes a convincing case for a revolution in our beliefs about the care of babies.