Playful Parenting

Playful Parenting

by Lawrence J. Cohen
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Playful Parenting by Lawrence J. Cohen

Have you ever stepped back to watch what really goes on when your children play? As psychologist Lawrence J. Cohen points out, play is children’s way of exploring the world, communicating deep feelings, getting close to those they care about, working through stressful situations, and simply blowing off steam. That’s why “playful parenting” is so important and so successful in building strong, close bonds between parents and children. Through play we join our kids in their world–and help them to

• Express and understand complex emotions
• Break through shyness, anger, and fear
• Empower themselves and respect diversity
• Play their way through sibling rivalry
• Cooperate without power struggles

From eliciting a giggle during baby’s first game of peekaboo to cracking jokes with a teenager while hanging out at the mall, Playful Parenting is a complete guide to using play to raise confident children. Written with love and humor, brimming with good advice and revealing anecdotes, and grounded in the latest research, this book will make you laugh even as it makes you wise in the ways of being an effective, enthusiastic parent.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345442864
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/28/2002
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 372,311
Product dimensions: 5.49(w) x 8.18(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph. D., is a clinical psychologist specializing in children's play, play therapy, and parenting. He is the coauthor, with Michael Thompson and Catherine O'Neill Grace, of Best Friends, Worst Enemies, a book about children's friendships and peer relations. He is also a columnist for The Boston Globe. Dr. Cohen leads Playful Parenting workshops for parents, teachers, and child-care professionals. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts, with his wife, Anne, and their daughter, Emma.

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Playful Parenting 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very interesting look on parenting! I've used a couple of suggestions for my 2 yr old and 4 yr old and I can see a difference in their actions toward me.
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Busy__Mom More than 1 year ago
The author of this book understands the power and value of play. That's why I downloaded this book summary from parentsdigest . It explains that children communicate and learn through their recreational activities, and that relationships can be forged and/or strengthened through play as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Connect with your child in a way in which they crave by applying the suggestions in this book. Excellent resource for parents of Toddlers all the way up to Teens.