What Dr. Ross-Glazer discovered was that she and Alexa were speaking different languages: She was speaking in the language of thoughts while Alexa was speaking in the language of feelings. To communicate better, Dr. Ross-Glazer would have to relearn a language now foreign to her - the language of feelings.
In the process of learning that foreign language, Dr. Ross-Glazer realized a vital psychological pathway exists between thoughts and feelings. For children (and adults) to be emotionally healthy the pathway, which she called the Head-Heart Connection, has to be in tact. When that pathway is disrupted feelings can became trapped inside the heart, causing behavior to go awry.
In When Parenting is a Foreign Language, Dr. Ross-Glazer clearly and compassionately provides parents with crucial insight and specific tools to help their child avoid the pain of a Head and Heart that have become disconnected.
In addition, Dr. Ross-Glazer discusses the importance of discipline as she shows parents how to successfully set boundaries and maintain control without yelling, so children can keep their valuable Head-Heart Connection intact.
In this book, Dr. Ross-Glazer will:
*Introduce you to the simple, yet vital concept of the Head-Heart Connection.
*Teach you step by step how to repair the Head-Heart Connection should it break and how to maintain that connection once repaired.
*Demonstrate how consistent, child-centered discipline helps keep the head and heart connected.
*Show you how your actions impact your child's psychological development.
*Help you learn to speak your child's language and understand your child's thought process
Though Parenting as a Second Language is directed at parents, the concepts Dr. Ross-Glazer teaches apply to adults as well. Everyone can learn something from reading this entertaining, yet highly instructive parenting book.
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About the Author
Dr. Ross-Glazer lectures on parenting and child development, speaking on topics ranging from toddler temperament to teen sexuality. She has been quoted in articles in e Los Angeles Times, Child Magazine, Parents' Magazine, Parenting, Good Housekeeping, Ladies' Home Journal, Glamour and American Baby. She has also appeared as a child development expert on news and talk shows.