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When Your Child Is 6 to 12: Middle Childhood Is the Last Good Chance to Hold Your Child Close.
     

When Your Child Is 6 to 12: Middle Childhood Is the Last Good Chance to Hold Your Child Close.

by John Drescher
 

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ISBN-10: 1561480940

ISBN-13: 9781561480944

Pub. Date: 11/28/2001

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing


          We've been over-run with child-rearing manuals for infants. We've been swamped with advice for relating to teens. But little has been offered to parents whose children are in middle childhood! John. M. Drescher, a wise voice in the field of parenting literature (whose books have sold more than 400,000 copies),

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          We've been over-run with child-rearing manuals for infants. We've been swamped with advice for relating to teens. But little has been offered to parents whose children are in middle childhood! John. M. Drescher, a wise voice in the field of parenting literature (whose books have sold more than 400,000 copies), addresses particular delights and difficulties of this stage in a child's life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561480944
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,327,876
Product dimensions:
5.47(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.29(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Introduction
1. Parents' Last Great Opportunity
Holding Your Child
Spending Time With Your Child
Instilling Values
Reading to Your Child
Teaching the Facts of Sex

2. Characteristics of Middle Childhood
A Latency Period
The Need for Affection
The Child's Emotional Growth
The Need for Encouragement
Active and Noisy
A Sense of Industry and Competence
The Smart Age
The Need to Belong
The Need to Discuss Ideas and Do Things Together
A Love of Adventure
The Need for Rules

3. Guided by Imitation
The Age of Imitation
The Power of Example
Model, Don't Order
A Sense of Selfhood
Identity
Adequacy
Worth
4. Development of the Conscience
Conscience Takes Shape
Developing a Strong Conscience
What About Rules Now?
Proper Motivation for Obedience
The Goal
Spiritual Dimensions
Three Parables

5. Development of Dependability
Encourage the Child's Own Resourcefulness
Trust with Small Projects Early
Catching Their Parents' Spirit
Point Out a Child's Dependability
Regular Chores
Shared Experiences
Beware of Unreasonable Demands
Organized Groups Can Help
The Place of Praise
Give the Child a Choice

6. The Demise of Childhood
Let Children Be Children
Unreal and Hurtful
Pressure at Other Places
Why All the Pressure?
Reaching for a Remedy
Examine Family Values

Questions for Further Discussion
Endnotes
About the Author

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