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 Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men
Hardcover ISBN: 0465072097
A physician, research psychologist, and author of Why Gender Matters looks at the reasons why American boys, from kindergarten to college, are less resilient and ambitious than twenty years ago, discussing the causes of failure in school and at home and presenting a series of practical solutions to help alleviate the problem.
The Scientist in the Crib
Minds, Brains, and How Children Learn
Hardcover ISBN: 0688159885
A exciting review of the newest research on learning and infancy, drawing from hundreds of case studies, shows how children by the age of three are virtual learning machines and discusses how parents can help this learning process. 30,000 first pirnting. Tour.
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 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.