Wise Parent, Healthy Child: A Practical Guide to the Gentle Art of Childrearing
Today’s headlines about the actions of twenty-first-century children tell us that they are in distress. Unusual behaviors surface as disobedience, failure to learn, anxiety about socializing, excessive excitability, and inability to follow directions. What can parents do? In this guide, Dr. Maria R. Burgio reminds parents that while many behavior problems are part of growing up, they must distinguish between normal behaviors and those that require help. She explains how children normally develop from infancy through adolescence and provides worksheets for tracking behaviors and identifying problems outside the normal range. Dr. Burgio also identifies the special challenges of parenting twenty-first-century children, discussing topics such as sexual activity and substance abuse in children and adolescents, as well as how social media can effect social development. As a twenty-first-century parent, you must get the information you need, for a wise parent is the key to a... More > healthy child.< Less
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Feb 13, 2014Move over Dr. Spock. Dr. Burgio’s new guide to raising your child will take you on a journey of discovery beyond anything Dr. Spock imagined more than half a century ago. In its pages, you will follow your child’s growth from infant, to toddler, to pre-schooler to school kid, to pre-teen and adolescent. Just as a series of time-lapse photos shows the startling metamorphosis of a plant or animal from inception to maturity, as you read this book, you will be astounded by the changes that will occur as you witness the inevitable progress of emotional, intellectual and physical development of a child right before your eyes. This is a book for every parent to read, and re-read, as a practical, and extremely insightful, user friendly-guide to life’s most profound experience - the nurturing of a new person into the world. Tables and charts delineate what your child should be achieving at each stage of this journey, and what signs of problems or trouble to be aware of along the way. Since Dr.... More > Benjamin’s Spock’s day, the universe in which a child grows has changed drastically, with the emergence of social media and technology, as well as the incursion of a whole new range of obstacles and hazards brought about by advertising and marketing. Find out how something as seemingly benign as a Barbie doll may be leading your pre-teen down a path to a place where she is exposed to concepts that may steer her into a hyper-sexualized environment that you would never consciously want her to enter. Dr. Burgio stresses the importance of closely monitoring and limiting your child’s access to all social and electronic media, including Iphones, internet, texting, instant messaging and email. Just as alarming an issue is the actual physical harm that modern media exposes children to with the overabundance of time spent basking in the dangerous electromagnetic environments of cell phones and computer terminals, including the actual documented damage it can do to the brain and nervous system with such afflictions as chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. Alan Wexler, author of Atlas of Westward Expansion; co-author of Encyclopedia of Exploration.< Less
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- medication for children ,
- pre-school problems ,
- Behavior problems ,
- adolescent problems ,
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- positive discipline ,
- child disorders ,
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- learning disabilities ,
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