When Your Child Needs Help: A Parent's Guide to Therapy for Children

When Your Child Needs Help: A Parent's Guide to Therapy for Children

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by Norma Doft
     
 

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One of America's top child psychologists provides reassuring advice for parents whose children are experiencing emotional or developmental problems. Here is the essential guide for every parent who is struggling to distinguish typical growing pains from more serious problems.

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One of America's top child psychologists provides reassuring advice for parents whose children are experiencing emotional or developmental problems. Here is the essential guide for every parent who is struggling to distinguish typical growing pains from more serious problems.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Children face many challenges on the path from infancy to adulthood, and sometimes these prove to be more than they can cope with. When this happens, a parent may have to make the difficult decision to seek professional help. Collaborating with New York freelancer Aria, Doft, a child psychologist, provides valuable guidelines for parents to use in determining whether a child is feeling unduly harsh growing pains, and when professional intervention is needed. She suggests how to choose the therapist best suited to the needs of a young patient. And she mentions many examples from her own experience to illustrate not only what a child is likely to experience in therapy, but what a parent's role should be. Doft devotes a lot of attention to the contributions of parents to successful therapy: where they should bolster the work being done, and how they can cope with concomitant problems of their own. Finally, she discusses progress, regression and terminating therapy. Recognizing that a child needs emotional help may be a wrenching step to take, but Doft's book will reassure parents who must take it. (Feb.)
Library Journal
Doft, a child psychologist with a practice in New York, offers a comprehensive guide for those concerned about a child's emotional growth. The first two chapters deal with the difficult question of whether a child is having normal ``growing pains,'' or is in need of outside help. Doft describes the therapy process for both child and parent, and explains how to evaluate the child's treatment. Both the tone and language of the text are clear and professional. Doft strongly believes that a parent is key to a child's success in therapy and should be part of the treatment team. Many parents faced with the need to find help for their children lack experience with therapy, and Doft inspires confidence and understanding through her explanations and case examples. Highly recommended for parenting collections.-- Kay Brodie, Chesapeake Coll., Wye Mills, Md.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780517881699
Publisher:
Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony
Publication date:
03/29/1994
Edition description:
1st paperback ed
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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