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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.
Modes Of Therapeutic Action
Modes Of Therapeutic Action
Paperback      ISBN: 0765702509
How do we position ourselves in relation to our patients? Do we participate as neutral object, as empathetic self-object, or as authentic subject? Do we strive to enhance the patient's knowledge, to provide a corrective experience, or to work at the intimate edge?
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.
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
No One Saw My Pain: Why Teens Kill Themselves
No One Saw My Pain
Why Teens Kill Themselves
Paperback      ISBN: 0393313921
Psychological profiles of eight severely depressed adolescents who either attempted or committed suicide reveal how the teens' distress was missed by family and friends
Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men
Boys Adrift
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 Untouched Key: Tracing Childhood Trauma in Creativity and Destructiveness
The Untouched Key
Tracing Childhood Trauma in Creativity and Destructiveness
Paperback      ISBN: 0385267649
Examines the connection of childhood traumas with both adult creativity and destructiveness
The Education of the Child
The Education of the Child
Paperback      ISBN: 0854406204
Contemporary Play Therapy: Theory, Research, and Practice
Contemporary Play Therapy
Theory, Research, and Practice
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1593856334
This highly practical book presents current developments in play therapy, including innovative applications for particular problems and populations. Contributors first discuss the latest ideas and techniques emerging from object relations, experiential, dynamic, and narrative perspectives. Next, research evaluating the effectiveness of play interventions is reviewed in detail. The book's third and largest section demonstrates creative approaches for helping children deal with a variety of adverse circumstances: homelessness, family problems, sexual abuse, social aggression, natural disasters, and more. Throughout, rich case illustrations enhance the book's utility for clinicians.