The Resilient Child: Preparing Today's Youth For Tomorrow's World

The Resilient Child: Preparing Today's Youth For Tomorrow's World

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738205687
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 08/07/2001
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Joanne M. Joseph, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the State University of New York Institute of Technology at Rome/Utica, New York, where she teaches courses in psychology. The author of many scholarly publications, Dr. Joseph is a licensed psychologist and maintains a private practice. She was a recent recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching and regularly provides consultative services to area schools, hospitals, and community agencies. The author lives with her husband and three children in Clinton, New York.

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Prefacexi
Acknowledgmentsxv
Chapter 1Self-Esteem1
Self-Esteem Defined2
The Development of Self-Esteem5
Self-Esteem Enhancers10
Chapter 2Resilience25
Traits of the Resilient Personality27
Resiliency Enhancers33
Chapter 3Sizing Up Your Child45
Temperament46
Temperamental Differences between Children51
Fitting the Environment to Temperament54
Learning Style Differences between Children59
Stress Tolerance Levels and Triggers63
Stress Assessment73
Aptitude Assessment76
Chapter 4Promoting Self-Esteem and Resilience: the Role of Parenting95
Components of Good Parenting: Parental Discipline Styles95
Components of Good Parenting: Positive Discipline102
Components of Good Parenting: Constructive Communication117
Components of Good Parenting: Focus on the Parent122
Components of Good Parenting: Management of the Difficult Child127
Chapter 5Stories: A Natural Way to Teach Resilient Values and Attitudes135
The Power behind Stories136
Story Features and Forms138
Analyzing the Message in Stories140
Extracting Themes of Resilience from Stories145
The Use of Personal Stories152
Visual Media Stories: The Impact of Television and Movies155
Chapter 6Teaching Children to Cope: The Role of Relaxation, Nutrition, and Exercise157
The Stress Response and the Relaxation Response157
Relaxation Exercises161
Nutrition and Exercise180
Chapter 7Teaching Children to Think Constructively191
Language, Thinking, and Your Child's Behavior193
Beliefs, Thinking, and Your Child's Behavior197
Thinking Errors and Your Child's Behavior202
Age, Maturity, and Thinking205
The Influence of the Situation on Thinking and Behavior208
Attributions, Thinking, and Behavior210
The Pragmatics of Constructive Thinking212
Summary226
Chapter 8Teaching Children to Make Good Decisions227
The Decision-Making Process227
Self-Control239
Developmental Changes in Decision-Making Capabilities245
Parents as Promoters of Good Decision Making250
Chapter 9Cultivating Social Skills in Your Child253
Types of Social Skills254
Chapter 10Summing it All Up271
A Resilient Approach to Competition and Mistakes274
A Resilient Approach for Dealing with Loss or Disaster276
Conclusion280
Bibliography281
Appendix 1Suggested Readings291
Appendix 2Sample Behavioral Contract295
Appendix 3Stories with Resilient Themes297
Index349

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