Keeping Your Child in Mind: Overcoming Defiance, Tantrums, and Other Everyday Behavior Problems by Seeing the World through Your Child's Eyes

Keeping Your Child in Mind: Overcoming Defiance, Tantrums, and Other Everyday Behavior Problems by Seeing the World through Your Child's Eyes

by Claudia M. Gold

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Overview

Being understood by someone you love is one of the most powerful feelings, at all ages. For a young child, it is the most important of all experiences because it allows the child's mind and sense of self to grow. In the midst of the perennial concerns parents bring to Dr. Claudia Gold, she shows the magical effect of seeing a problem from their child's point of view. Most parenting books teach parents what to do to solve behavior problems, but Dr. Gold shows parents how to be with a child. Crises are defused when children feel truly heard and validated; this is how they learn to understand, and, eventually, control themselves.



Dr. Gold's insightful guide uses new research in developmental psychology and vivid stories from her practice to show parents how to keep a child in mind and deepen this central relationship in their lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738214856
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 08/30/2011
Series: A Merloyd Lawrence Book Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Claudia M. Gold, MD, is a pediatrician and writer with a long-standing interest in addressing children's mental health needs in a preventive model. She practiced general and behavioral pediatrics for over twenty years, and currently specializes in infant-parent mental health. She is the author of Keeping Your Child in Mind, The Silenced Child, and The Developmental Science of Early Childhood. She writes regularly for Psychology Today, and speaks frequently to a wide range of audiences. She is on the faculty of the Infant-Parent Mental Health Fellowship Program at the University of Massachusetts Boston and the Brazelton Institute at Boston Children's Hospital.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

1 "It's Not About the Soup": Holding Your Child in Mind 1

2 Strengthening the Secure Base: Listening to Parents 27

3 Living with "Colic":Holding Your Newborn in Mind 51

4 Managing Sleep:Holding Your Infant in Mind 73

5 Discipline and Limit Setting:Holding Your Toddler in Mind 97

6 Separation Anxiety and "Explosive" Behavior: Holding Your Preschooler in Mind 123

7 Learning and Social Challenges:Holding Your School-Age Child in Mind 145

8 Supporting the Search for Identity:Holding Your Teenager in Mind 163

9 Beyond Medication 183

Notes 209

Useful Websites 217

Index 219

Photo Credits 228

About the Author 229

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