From early childhood through adolescence—a uniquely practical, reassuring, and effective parenting guide.
Even normal, well-adjusted children manifest difficult behavior. At times they can be disruptive, messy, shy, dawdling, aggressive, depressed, hot-tempered, nervous, withdrawn, compulsive, cruel, babyish, sexually precocious, rebellious, lazy, fearful, hostile, and underachieving, to name but a few frequent and justifiable causes for parental concern. Covering early childhood through adolescence, this guide by two leading child psychologists takes the perplexity and panic out of minor and major crises and outlines practical steps parents can take to help their child.
In this book you will get a clear understanding of all that is known about immature and insecure behaviors, habit disorders, and peer problems, as well as antisocial behaviors, drug abuse, sexual misbehaviors, and other difficulties. You will not only see why your child is having trouble, you will be given the widest possible choice of different strategies to deal with each situation. Sections on preventative parenting spotlight child-rearing techniques that avert or minimize behavior problems. Detailed bibliographies list professional references and suggested reading materials. And the authors fully discuss how to recognize when a child’s problem warrants professional help.
When the very latest knowledge translated into words that every lay person can comprehend, and with a wealth of illuminating and heartening case histories, this sound guide will help you become the effective and loving parent that both you and your child want you to be.
About Charles E. Schaefer
Dr. Charles E. Schaefer is a psychologist considered to be the “Father of Play Therapy.” He has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The… More about Charles E. Schaefer
About Howard L. Millman
Dr. Howard L. Millman has over 40 years of experience as a family psychologist treating adults, adolescents, and children for anxiety… More about Howard L. Millman
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“Excellent book . . . clear, effective, and practical. I think readers will benefit greatly from exposure to the kind of knowledge and sensitive guidance it offers.”—Dr. Joan Fassler, Yale University
“This attractive and comprehensive book covers most of the common problems which concern parents. Its encyclopedic nature and the specific, practical advice it gives will make it helpful to many.”—Dr. Louise Bates Ames, Gesell Institute of Human Development
“A winner. . . . Without preaching, the volume emphasizes old-fashioned virtues of the intact family and living by principles of mutual respect and cooperation. At the same time, the authors recognize reality: many families split up; most kids will try drugs or alcohol; most teenagers will become sexually involved; stealing, lying, and cheating are in the world to stay. Schaefer and Millman do not throw up their hands in horror; they provide sensible approaches to difficult problems. Parents and, though them, children can benefit greatly from this work and will owe a debt of gratitude to the authors. Drs. Schaefer and Millman know an impressive amount about their subject and serve it up well. If you’re a parent, or if you counsel parents, buy this book.”—Richard W. Hudgens, M.D., American Journal of Psychiatry