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.
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.
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child
Paperback ISBN: 0449004023
A leading pediatrician outlines his groundbreaking, step-by-step program to help parents ensure a good night's sleep for their children by working with their natural sleep cycles, in a completely revised and expanded edition of his best-seller. Original.
The Moral Intelligence of Children
How to Raise a Moral Child
Paperback ISBN: 0452279372
An enlightening approach to the ways and reasons why children blossom into moral adults--or, in some cases, the opposite--offers case studies, discussions with parents, interviews with children, and visits to classrooms and nurseries, in an essential guide for parents. Reprint.
Odd Girl Out
The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls
Paperback ISBN: 0156027348
Identifies the subtle means by which girls behave aggressively toward one another and examines specific behaviors while explaining the importance of enabling girls to express anger and resolve conflicts.
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, inthe out-of-time world of a Manhattan psychiatric ward during the city's most sweltering months.In an unsentimental and provocative account, the author details his young daughter's sudden onset of mental illness and her long and difficult journey back to life.
The Burn Journals
Paperback ISBN: 1400096421
Brent Runyon was fourteen years old when he set himself on fire, and an intense retelling of that suicide attempt followed by a year of physical and psychological recovery conveys with a terrible clarity what it means to want to commit suicide. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
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.
Claiming Your Place at the Fire
Living the Second Half of Your Life on Purpose
Paperback ISBN: 1576752976
People who have turned fifty, known as new elders in this book, are invited to ask four questions to describe how they can rekindle the good life and share it with others. Original.
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.