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.
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?
The Parents We Mean to Be
How Well-intentioned Adults Undermine Children's Moral and Emotional Development
Paperback ISBN: 0547248032
Harvard psychologist Richard Weissbourd argues incisively that parents—not peers, not television—are the primary shapers of their children's moral lives. His original field research reveals surprising, real threats to children’s moral and emotional development. Parents’ intense focus on their children’s happiness and success is turning many children into self-involved, fragile conformists. Many of us are organizing children’s lives around achievement, and sending hypocritical messages to our kids that erode our influence as moral mentors. Weissbourd highlights the inspiring parents, teachers, and coaches, as well as concrete strategies for raising moral and happy children. Most importantly, he makes the case that rather than focusing narrowly on our children’s happiness or self-esteem, we should promote their maturity, including their ability to manage destructive impulses, to appreciate and to take responsibility for others—qualities that are at the heart of both morality and lasting well-being.
Odd Girl Out
The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls
Paperback ISBN: 0547520190
When boys act out, get into fights, or become physically aggressive, we can't avoid noticing their bad behavior. But it is easy to miss the subtle signs of aggression in girls--the dirty looks, the taunting notes, or the exclusion from the group-that send girls home crying. In Odd Girl Out, Rachel Simmons focuses on these interactions and provides language for the indirect aggression that runs through the lives and friendships of girls. These exchanges take place within intimate circles--the importance of friends and the fear of losing them is key. Without the cultural consent to express their anger or to resolve their conflicts, girls express their aggression in covert but damaging ways. Every generation of women can tell stories of being bullied, but Odd Girl Out explores and explains these experiences for the first time. Journalist Rachel Simmons sheds light on destructive patterns that need our attention. With advice for girls, parents, teachers, and even school administrators, Odd Girl Out is a groundbreaking work that every woman will agree is long overdue.
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
Staying Connected to Your Teenager
How to Keep Them Talking to You and How to Hear What They're Really Saying
Paperback ISBN: 0738208450
Explains how teenagers contain the qualities of both regressed children and emergent adults, urging parents to see beyond teenage stereotypes while offering strategies on a parent's changing roles and encouraging responsible behavior.
Sleeping Through The Night
How Infants, Toddlers, And Their Parents Can Get A Good Night's Sleep
Paperback ISBN: 0060742569
Complemented by an all-new listing of resources, an updated handbook for parents on how to deal with the sleep problems of small children offers detailed guidelines on how to train an infant to sleep through the night, along with helpful advice on coping with night wakings, sleep apnea, ADHD, changes in routine, nightmares, travel, and more. Original. 25,000 first printing.
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.