Stress and Your Child

Stress and Your Child

by Betty Youngs
     
 

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GIVE YOUR CHILDREN BACK THEIR CHILDHOOD.
We like to think of childhood as a carefree, relaxed time of life, but the truth is, children today experience more stress than ever before: parents' fast-paced lifestyles, the frequent breakup of families, urban crime, schools in turmoil, and a host of other problems. However, according to Bettie B. Youngs, Ph.D., Ed.D, one…  See more details below

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GIVE YOUR CHILDREN BACK THEIR CHILDHOOD.
We like to think of childhood as a carefree, relaxed time of life, but the truth is, children today experience more stress than ever before: parents' fast-paced lifestyles, the frequent breakup of families, urban crime, schools in turmoil, and a host of other problems. However, according to Bettie B. Youngs, Ph.D., Ed.D, one of America's most admired experts on child psychology, children--by mastering skills of coping and self-awareness--can actually draw vitality from stress and channel it to promote health, fitness, and self-esteem.
Stress and Your Child helps parents understand the pressures that their children face and explores the essential ways to reduce, manage, and prevent stress from birth to age twenty. Dr. Youngs leads parents through each stage of their child's emotional and social development and teaches them:
-- How to recognize the physical and emotional signs of stress in children
-- How to understand school-related stress, including social pressures, personal safety, and test-taking
-- How parental stress affects children--and what parents can do to alleviate t
-- How teaching kids self-esteem and emotional honesty can help them cope wth stress
-- How diet, physical activity, and realistic schedules can help to minimize stress in children
Stress and Your Child is an invaluable parenting guide. No family can afford to be without it!


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Editorial Reviews

Kathryn Carpenter
Youngs alerts parents to the surprisingly prevalent stressors affecting children in contemporary society, school, and family life. Too much information and too many options affect children as well as adults, and developmental issues, terror of tests, personal safety, divorce, and stepparents have a greater effect on vulnerable youth. Youngs describes what stress is and suggests techniques to reduce a child's physiological reactions to stress and to moderate or prevent stress in a child's daily life. Her sympathetic tone and nonjudgmental approach to the painful reality of stress in children make her authoritative guide especially appealing to parents who are just becoming aware of the many pressures on children in today's competitive, fast-paced society.
From the Publisher
"Enormously impressive. Its analysis of the nature of stress and its recommendations for helping children are brilliantly developed and presented."—Norman Cousins

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307775931
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/30/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
326
Sales rank:
1,314,200
File size:
1 MB

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