Raising Thinking Children and Teens: Guiding Mental and Moral Development

Raising Thinking Children and Teens: Guiding Mental and Moral Development

by Angela Browne-Miller Ph.D.
     
 

In her newest book—written for both lay and professional people in all walks of life and cultures—author, lecturer, educator, Angela Browne-Miller presents a set of tools and awarenesses adults can apply to raising and teaching children and teens.

• Photographs and drawings

• Tables

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Overview

In her newest book—written for both lay and professional people in all walks of life and cultures—author, lecturer, educator, Angela Browne-Miller presents a set of tools and awarenesses adults can apply to raising and teaching children and teens.

• Photographs and drawings

• Tables

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Written for both lay and professional people who raise and teach children, this guide offers practical advice for instilling critical thinking skills in children and teens. Browne-Miller, a noted author and expert on addiction, behavior and violence, offers tips on how to reach, help and empower children in the face of such obstacles as stress, hypochondria, abuse and even family violence. She also addresses the folklore and scientific debates about intelligence and emphasizes the need to develop morals in order to maximize human potential." - Reference & Research Book News

". . . this is a book not for academic readers but rather for first-time or youthful parents in need of grandma's homespun advice. Summing Up: Recommended." - Choice

VOYA - Teri S. Lesesne
What factors affect the moral and intellectual development of children and teens? That is the broad question addressed in Browne-Miller's book. Chapter One, with ten rules for parenting, will more than likely be the most beneficial to readers who are not educators. Suggestions such as being flexible rather than rigid with children and finding humor and reward in child-rearing are certainly welcome reminders for those dealing with children and teens at home. The remainder of the book is more of a resource for teachers, as it reviews and recommends the research in moral and mental development. Most teachers who have gone through more than an alternative certification program should already know much of the information contained in this book. Much familiar territory on how children and teens develop is covered in the book. Browne-Miller highlights some of the controversies in child and teen psychology but does little to offer new insights. Instead, the text tends toward repetition. Overuse of subtitles and sections render text choppy and inhibit, rather than enhance, comprehension. While there is much here that could be of value to parents and to teachers, it is often lost in illustrative stories that pull focus from the topic being discussed and, ultimately, do little to assist the reader. Reviewer: Teri S. Lesesne

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313358760
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/30/2009
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Angela Browne-Miller is the founder of Addiction Stoppers based in northern California, director of Metaxis Institute based in northern California, and has been a keynote speaker at conferences around the world on addiction, violence, trauma, and behavior change. She is set editor for the Praeger International Collection on Addictions, 4 vols., and is the author of numerous books, including Praeger's Rewiring Your Self to Break Habits and Addictions: Breaking Free of Problem Patterns and To Have and To Hurt: Recognizing and Changing, or Escaping, Patterns of Abuse in Intimate Relationships.

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