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Handbook of Socialization, Second Edition: Theory and Research

by Joan E. Grusec & Paul D. Hastings

This highly regarded handbook remains the leading reference and advanced text on socialization. Foremost authorities review the breadth of current knowledge on socialization processes across the life span. Extensively...


Generation Stressed: Play-Based Tools to Help Your Child Overcome Anxiety

by Michele Kambolis

Anxiety is rampant in society in general and among children in particular. Written by Registered Clinical Counselor and national parenting columnist Michele Kambolis, Generation Stressed explains the causes...


The Autism Discussion Page on the core challenges of autism: A toolbox for helping children with autism feel safe, accepted, and competent

by Bill Nason

This book compiles posts from the popular online Autism Discussion Page to provide simple and effective strategies for helping children with autism spectrum disorders to feel safe, accepted and competent. This...


Navigating the Medical Maze with a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Practical Guide for Parents

by Sue Ming, Beth Pletcher, Lisa Ford & Devorah Segal et al.

This practical guide contains everything parents of a child with autism need to know in order to get the best medical care for their child and to play an active and effective role in that care. It contains accessible...


Ordinary Magic: Resilience in Development

by Ann S. Masten

From a pioneering researcher, this book synthesizes the best current knowledge on resilience in children and adolescents. Ann S. Masten explores what allows certain individuals to thrive and adapt despite adverse...


Born Reading

by Jason Boog & Betsy Bird

A program for parents and professionals on how to raise kids who love to read, featuring interviews with childhood development experts, advice from librarians, tips from authors and children’s book publishers,...


From Research to Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

by Jean-Philippe Raynaud, Matthew Hodes & Susan Shur-Fen Gau

From Research to Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health demonstrates how research data can be concretely applied in various cultural contexts around the world. This book has been shaped to reflect the...


The Dark Side of Innocence

by Terri Cheney

“Killing yourself at any age is a seriously tricky business. But when I was seven, the odds felt insurmountable.”

As a young girl, Terri Cheney’s life looked perfect. Her family lived in a lovely house...


What Kids Buy

by Robert H Reiher & Daniel Acuff

If you're in the business of marketing or developing products and programs for kids, What Kids Buy and Why belongs in your office.

How can you create outstanding products and programs that will win in the marketplace...


Creative Arts and Play Therapy for Attachment Problems

by Cathy A. Malchiodi & David A. Crenshaw

This book vividly shows how creative arts and play therapy can help children recover from experiences of disrupted or insecure attachment. Leading practitioners explore the impact of early relationship difficulties...


Nurturing Child and Adolescent Spirituality: Perspectives from the World's Religious Traditions

by Eugene C. Roehlkepartain, Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, Aostre N. Johnson & Karen-Marie Yust et al.

Nurturing Child and Adolescent Spirituality: Perspectives from the World's Religious Traditions provides a forum for prominent religious scholars to examine the state of religious knowledge and theological reflection...


Mothers of Adult Children

by Marguerite Guzman Bouvard, Elzbieta Korolczuk, Nancy Gerber & Trish Green et al.

Mothers of Adult Children elucidates what happens when children come of age and leave home, creating new lives in the realms of work and relationships. This book reveals the problems mothers of adult children...


The Rise of Consciousness and the Development of Emotional Life

by Michael Lewis

Synthesizing decades of influential research and theory, Michael Lewis demonstrates the centrality of consciousness for emotional development. At first, infants' competencies constitute innate reactions to particular...


The Circle of Security Intervention: Enhancing Attachment in Early Parent-Child Relationships

by Bob Marvin, Bert Powell, Kent Hoffman & Glen Cooper et al.

Presenting both a theoretical foundation and proven strategies for helping caregivers become more attuned and responsive to their young children's emotional needs (ages 0-5), this is the first comprehensive...


Promoting School Readiness and Early Learning: Implications of Developmental Research for Practice

by Michel Boivin & Karen L. Bierman

Grounded in cutting-edge developmental research, this book examines what school readiness entails and how it can be improved. Compelling longitudinal findings are presented on the benefits of early intervention...


Group Filial Therapy: The Complete Guide to Teaching Parents to Play Therapeutically with their Children

by Louise Guerney & Virginia Ryan

In Group Filial Therapy (GFT), therapists train parents to conduct play sessions with their children. This book provides an accessible guide to the theory and practice of GFT, and for the first time offers step-by-step...


Psychodynamic Perspectives on Working with Children, Families, and Schools

by Michael O'Loughlin, Patrick Lewis, Derek Bunyard & Carrie Catapano et al.

For school professionals seeking to work in emotionally focused ways with children, this book offers a wide range of essays illustrating how psychodynamic ideas can be used to validate children, respect the...


The Mother and Her Child: Clinical Aspects of Attachment, Separation, and Loss

by Salman Akhtar, April E. Fallon, Inga Blom & Jennifer Bonovitz et al.

The Mother and Her Child: Clinical Aspects of Attachment, Separation, and Loss, edited by Salman Akhtar focuses upon the formation of an individual's self in the crucible of the early mother-child relationship....


The Way of Boys

by Anthony Rao, PhD & Michelle D. Seaton

The Way of Boys by renowned psychologist Dr. Anthony Rao is an important wake-up call to the dangers of over-medicating our male children and our current tendency to treat their active boyhood as an illness....


Easy To Love, Difficult To Discipline: The 7 Basic Skills For Turning Conflict

by Becky A. Bailey

The 7 Basic Skills for Turning Conflict into Cooperation.

Have you ever opened your mouth to discipline your child, and your parents' nastiest words tumble out? In an era when most parenting books focus on the...