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| Hardly a week goes by without a
headline screaming out the details of another heinous crime committed by an adolescent or
young child. A 14-year-old massacres his classmates at a school prayer circle, two even
younger boys fire into a crowd of middle school children killing five people, a student
kills his teacher at the school prom. There is no doubt that crimes committed by children
are increasing at an alarming rate and the big question is why? The authors of Ghosts
from the Nursery produce compelling if not controversial evidence that violent
behavior is learned and cultivated in the first few months of childhood development. Even
more startling, the authors Robin Karr-Morse and Meredith S. Wiley believe that a
predisposition to violent behavior can be learned before birth.
| T. Berry Brazelton is a
knowledgeable physician with years of experience with thousands of children, and he brings
that experience to bear on virtually every issue faced by families with kids, from birth
through age 3. In this sterile age of managed care, Brazelton provides the kindly,
reassuring approach of your own family physician--a physician living in your own home, on
your own bookshelf. Touchpoints provides chronological accounts of the basic stages of
early childhood, presents (in alphabetical reference form) the challenges to development,
and explores the important role of each person--father, mother, caregiver--in a child's
| Like a soothing tonic, Touchpoints
Three to Six offers a simple theory and plenty of sound advice to parents who struggle
with their child's ever-changing moods and behaviors. Noted pediatrician T. Berry
Brazelton, M.D., bestselling author of Infants and Mothers and Touchpoints,
builds on his theory that kids essentially "rev up" prior to reaching
developmental milestones (like walking, talking, and potty training). Unfortunately for
the whole family, such revving typically involves temper tantrums, night waking, and
regression. Teaming with child psychiatrist Joshua D. Sparrow, M.D., Dr. Brazelton offers
compassionate suggestions for recognizing key touchpoints in children 3 to 6 years old,
helping kids work through them, and keeping one's cool throughout the process.
| Over the years, millions of parents just like you
have come to trust Jane Nelsen's Positive Discipline series. These books offer a
commonsense approach to child-rearing that so often is lacking in today's world. Now
completely updated to report the latest research in child development, Positive
Discipline for Preschoolers will teach you how to use kind but firm support to raise a
child who is responsible, respectful, and resourceful. You'll find practical solutions on
Prevent misbehavior through nonpunitive disciplinenot punishment.
| Do your children run your
household? Clinical psychologist Dana Chidekel offers help and hope for parents whose days
are spent in nonstop negotiation with their feisty offspring. Drawing on developmental
psychology, brain research, and case examples, Chidekel describes step-by-step strategies
for becoming what she calls "an authoritative parent," one who is unapologetic
about setting rules and creating boundaries. "Within the structure and consistency of
boundaries, children experience freedom," she promises.
|While we fully endorse all of
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