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ADD/ADHD Drug Free: Natural Alternatives and Practical Exercises to Help Your Child Focus
ADD/ADHD Drug Free
Natural Alternatives and Practical Exercises to Help Your Child Focus
Paperback      ISBN: 0814400949

Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) are among the most misunderstood problems facing young children today. Drugs like Ritalin and Cylert are traditionally prescribed to treat these disorders, but their use is controversial. While many children have been helped by these medications, at best, pills only temporarily improve symptoms. Sometimes they don't work at all, and they can come with disturbing side effects such as weight loss, insomnia, and may even slow growth in younger children. ADD/ADHD Drug Free gives frustrated parents a long-awaited natural alternative. The first book to feature enjoyable, practical activities for children that will help them cope with their disorder by strengthening brain functioning, this life-changing guide shows parents, teachers, and counselors how they can improve learning and behavior effectively and without medication. Timely and thoroughly researched, this guide will help thousands of children become more focused and more successful in school and in life, without jeopardizing their health.

Dr. Larry Silver's Advice to Parents on ADHD: Second Edition
Dr. Larry Silver's Advice to Parents on ADHD
Second Edition
Paperback      ISBN: 0812930525

"How Can I Help My Child with ADHD?"

With this fully realized second edition of the classic guide, Dr. Larry Silver addresses the subjects all parents wonder about when they suspect their child has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder:

What causes ADHD? What signs should I look for?

How can I make sure my child is diagnosed correctly?

Could my child have a learning disability, too?

What's the latest information on medications and other treatments?

What controversial treatments should I watch out for?

What should I tell my child's school, and what should they be doing?

What legal issues do I need to understand to get my child the right help and protect his or her rights?

How can I handle behavior problems?

How can I help my whole family cope with the situation?

Dr. Silver's warm, thoroughly practical guide will give parents, teachers, and others the support they want and the answers they need.
David and Lisa: Jordi : Little Ralphie and the Creature
David and Lisa
Jordi : Little Ralphie and the Creature
Paperback      ISBN: 0312870035

Drawing on more than thirty years' experience as a practicing psychiatrist, Dr. Rubin shows the reader the heartrending and hope-filled stories of emotionally disturbed children as they struggle to make it through each day.
To his two classic stories in the literature of psychology, Lisa and David and Jordi, Dr.. Rubin has now added Little Ralphie and the Creature. together they demonstrate the power of love and its ability to heal.
Meet these four extraordinary young people as they search for a place and time in the world where is it safe to be themselves.
David: Extremely intelligent, with extraordinary abilities in math, physics, and chess. He is passionately interested in clocks. he cannot bear to be touched, in petrified of germs and human contact. Suffers overwhelming panic attacks and obsessive-compulsive behavior.
Lisa: Schizophrenic who must constantly speak in singsong rhymes to avoid losing herself to Muriel--her moody, brooding, scowling, silent other self.
Jordi: Schizophrenic, with autistic tendencies. He's afraid of garbage cans, all garbage cans, because he believes them to be ears. Ears that will hear him. Only his "jiggler"--a doorknob tied to a long string--can offer him an comfort or protection.
Little Ralphie: Actue schizophrenic reaction--catatonic type. Ralphie hides in alternate realties to escape his unbearable pain.

Hurry Down Sunshine
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, in the out-of-time world of a Manhattan psychiatric ward during the city's most sweltering months. "I feel like I'm traveling and traveling with nowhere to go back to," Sally says in a burst of lucidity while hurtling away toward some place her father could not dream of or imagine. Hurry Down Sunshine is the chronicle of that journey, and its effect on Sally and those closest to her-her brother and grandmother, her mother and stepmother, and, not least of all, the author himself. Among Greenberg's unforgettable gallery of characters are an unconventional psychiatrist, an Orthodox Jewish patient, a manic Classics professor, a movie producer, and a landlord with literary dreams. Unsentimental, nuanced, and deeply humane, Hurry Down Sunshine holds the reader in a mesmerizing state of suspension between the mundane and the transcendent.

"The psychotic break of his fifteen-year-old daughter is the grit around which Michael Greenberg forms the pearl that is Hurry Down Sunshine. It is a brilliant, taut, entirely original study of a suffering child and a family and marriage under siege. I know of no other book about madness whose claim to scientific knowledge is so modest and whose artistic achievement is so great." - Janet Malcolm, author of The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes and The Journalist and the Murderer

"One of the most gripping and disturbingly honest books I have ever read. The courage Michael Greenberg shows in narrating the story of his adolescent daughter's descent into psychosis is matched by his acute understanding of how alone each of us, sane or manic, is in our processing of reality and our attempts to get others to appreciate what seems important to us. This is a remarkable memoir." - Phillip Lopate, author of Two Marriages and Waterfront: A Journey Around Manhattan
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

A psychological study by a Swiss psychoanalyst examines the upbringing of talented children by their often narcissistic and unwittingly hurtful parents

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.
What Will Happen to Me: Every Night, Approximately Three Million Children Go to Bed with a Parent in Pri
What Will Happen to Me
Every Night, Approximately Three Million Children Go to Bed with a Parent in Pri
Paperback      ISBN: 1561486892

What is life like for a child who has a parent in prison? This book brings together photographic portraits of 30 children whose parents are incarcerated, along with their thoughts and reflections, in their own words. As Taylor says, I want other kids to know that, even though your parents are locked up, they're not bad people. And I want them to know that we'll get through it. As long as we have someone there to help us, we can get through it. It makes you stronger. The material in What Will Happen to Me? has been gathered and written by two nationally-recognized experts. Howard Zehr is known around the world as the grandfather of restorative justice. He lectures and consults internationally on that topic and related issues. He is currently a member of the Victims Advisory Group of the U.S. Sentencing Commission. Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz travels the U.S. doing mediation work in severe crime cases. She provides consulting and training for agencies and communities seeking to implement programs of restorative justice. This book of portraits and text includes: Reflections of several grandparents who are unexpectedly parenting children whose parents are incarcerated. Ten Questions Often Asked by Children. Dealing with Emotions--including grief and loss, shame and stigma, anger and isolation. Resources for Staying in Touch, Finding Moments of Celebration, Adjusting to a Parent's Return, Self-Care for Family Caregivers, and Suggestions for Third-Party Caregivers. The Children's Bill of Rights, along with thoughtful consideration about how to apply restorative justice and respect for relationships in these difficult situations.

Claiming Your Place at the Fire: Living the Second Half of Your Life on Purpose
Claiming Your Place at the Fire
Living the Second Half of Your Life on Purpose
Paperback      ISBN: 1576752976

To claim one's place at the fire means to live ones life on purpose. When we claim our place at the fire, we enter into the circle of vital elders who have been the source of wisdom in society since time immemorial. We do this by courageously reexamining and rediscovering who we are, where we belong, what we care about, and what our life's purpose is.
--from the introduction

If you're in, or about to enter, "the second half of life, " this practical guide will show you how to claim your rightful place among the "new elders"--men and women who "use the second half of life as an empty canvas, a blank page, a hunk of clay to be crafted on purpose." Through inspiring stories and thought-provoking exercises, you'll learn to ask, and answer, four key questions:

Who am I? How do I stoke the wisdom gained in the first half of my life to burn more brightly in the second half?
Where do I belong? What makes a place the right place for me in the second half?
What do I care about? Where do I want to use my gifts and talents in the second half?
What is my purpose? How do I leave a legacy that has real meaning for myself and my loved ones?

This book provides a new model for vital aging. It shows you how to age successfully by living on purpose.
Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy With Children
Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy With Children
Hardcover      ISBN: 157230054x

The definitive work in the field, this volume provides comprehensive coverage of the theory and practice of hypnosis and hypnotherapy with young patients. Within a developmental framework, chapters describe the wide variety of induction techniques and strategies currently available to the practitioner. Procedures are outlined for using hypnotherapy in the treatment of psychological disorders, habit disorders, learning and performance difficulties, grief, and other problems. Also addressed are pediatric medical and surgical applications, with discussions of over 40 different clinical situations in this area alone. Promising uses of child biofeedback and self-hypnosis techniques are reviewed, and guidelines for teaching child hypnotherapy presented. Throughout, the volume is richly illustrated with case examples and session vignettes.

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
The Whole-Brain Child
12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
Paperback      ISBN: 0553386697

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The authors of No-Drama Discipline and The Yes Brain explain the new science of how a child's brain is wired and how it matures in this pioneering, practical book.

"Simple, smart, and effective solutions to your child's struggles."--Harvey Karp, M.D.

In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. The authors explain--and make accessible--the new science of how a child's brain is wired and how it matures. The "upstairs brain," which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. No wonder kids throw tantrums, fight, or sulk in silence. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child's brain and foster vital growth.

Complete with age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, The Whole-Brain Child shows you how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that your children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives.

" A] useful child-rearing resource for the entire family . . . The authors include a fair amount of brain science, but they present it for both adult and child audiences."--Kirkus Reviews

"Strategies for getting a youngster to chill out with] compassion."--The Washington Post

"This erudite, tender, and funny book is filled with fresh ideas based on the latest neuroscience research. I urge all parents who want kind, happy, and emotionally healthy kids to read The Whole-Brain Child. This is my new baby gift."--Mary Pipher, Ph.D., author of Reviving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each Other

"Gives parents and teachers ideas to get all parts of a healthy child's brain working together."--Parent to Parent