The Busy Parent's Guide to Managing Exhaustion in Children and Teens: The Parental Intelligence Way

The Busy Parent's Guide to Managing Exhaustion in Children and Teens: The Parental Intelligence Way

by Laurie Hollman


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Do you wonder why your child or teen seems drained, overtired, moody, anxious, and depressed? Are you uncertain if and when you should be worried about the amount of sleep they get?

Exhaustion is a symptom of varied problems with a wide range of meanings. In this quick read for busy parents, you will meet many exhausted children and teens, from a two-year-old taking excessive naps to avoid feelings of loss to a sixteen-year-old super athlete with ambitious career goals.

Psychoanalyst Laurie Hollman, PhD, provides insight and guidance to help your exhausted child. This mini book includes:

  • Recommendations for adequate sleep.
  • An exploration of special problems, such as kids of parents with marital problems or dual working parents; an emphasis on being the smartest kids globally; burn out, depression, and anxiety; insufficient free play time; and the effects of screen time.
  • Research about the effects of exhaustion on memory, school performance, mood regulation, pain sensitivity, and the immune function, and more!

Using the 5 steps of TheParental Intelligence Way, you can learn how to identify and alleviate the various reasons your kids are exhausted and what you can do about it!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781641702430
Publisher: Familius
Publication date: 06/09/2020
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Laurie Hollman, PhD, is an award-winning author and psychoanalyst with specialized clinical training in infant-parent, child, adolescent, and adult psychotherapy. She has been on the faculties of New York University and the Society for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, among others, and has written extensively on parenting for various publications, including her popular column, “Parental Intelligence,” at Moms Magazine.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 The Parental Intelligence Way 9

Chapter 2 Learning about the Exhausted Child the Parental Intelligence Way 49

Chapter 3 Learning about the Exhausted Adolescent the Parental Intelligence Way 71

Chapter 4 Exhaustion and Child and Adolescent Development 91

Chapter 5 The Overscheduled Child and An Emphasis on Smart Kids 105

Chapter 6 Burnout and Depression 129

Chapter 7 The Importance of Play 145

Chapter 8 The Science of Sleep and Exhaustion 163

References 191

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