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The Secure Child

The Secure Child

Helping Our Children Feel Safe And Confident In A Changing World

  • Author: Stanley I Greenspan,Stanley Greenspan
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • ISBN: 9780786750023
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 176
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In this warmly supportive book, Dr. Stanley Greenspan offers a set of guiding principles to help parents of children-from preschoolers to teenagers-so that they feel secure in their homes, their schools, and in their community at large. He also illuminates the often subtle shifts in children's behavior that signal reaction to current stress and fears and gives parents concrete suggestions to help children handle their anxieties. The Secure Child will help families everywhere move toward the common goal of a more stable and secure future.

The Secure Child

The Secure Child

Timeless Lessons in Parenting

  • Author: Richard Volpe
  • Publisher: IAP
  • ISBN: 1607523914
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 251
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The Secure Child: Timeless Lessons In Parenting and Childhood Education was designed to contribute meaning to the adage “what was old is new again.” Just as ideas in child psychology shifted in the 1960s from a focus on behavior to cognitive stages, we are currently seeing a shift away from stages of development toward an emphasis on the interplay between children and the world around them. Specifically, the book offers practical insights into how children can be helped to cope with their changing worlds. These insights emerged in the 1930s, a time of social and economic upheaval much like today. This collection of original papers by former students and colleagues of William E. Blatz, the renowned psychologist and pediatrician known as the “Dr. Spock of Canada,” makes a vital contribution by bringing forward and examining his work in the context of contemporary ideas about human development, parenting, and education. The collection forms a prologue to an included guide written by Blatz and colleagues, The Expanding World of the Child. The previously unpublished work articulates a comprehensive functional approach to parenting and childhood education. The unique format of this book will make it useful for courses in parenting, childhood education as well scholarship in child psychology, personality theory, and socialization.

Raising a Secure Child

Raising a Secure Child

How Circle of Security Parenting Can Help You Nurture Your Child's Attachment, Emotional Resilience, and Freedom to Explore

  • Author: Kent Hoffman,Glen Cooper,Bert Powell
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • ISBN: 1462527639
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 280
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Today's parents are constantly pressured to be perfect. But in striving to do everything right, we risk missing what children really need for lifelong emotional security. Now the simple, powerful "Circle of Security" parenting strategies that Kent Hoffman, Glen Cooper, and Bert Powell have taught thousands of families are available in self-help form for the first time.ÿ You will learn:ÿ *How to balance nurturing and protectiveness with promoting your child's independence.ÿ *What emotional needs a toddler or older child may be expressing through difficult behavior. *How your own upbringing affects your parenting style--and what you can do about it.ÿ Filled with vivid stories and unique practical tools, this book puts the keys to healthy attachment within everyone's reach--self-understanding, flexibility, and the willingness to make and learn from mistakes. Self-assessment checklists can be downloaded and printed for ease of use.

Security of Attachment and the Social Development of Cognition

Security of Attachment and the Social Development of Cognition

  • Author: Elizabeth Meins
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 1134836503
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 177
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Security of Attachment and the Social Development of Cognition investigates how children's security of attachment in infancy is related to various aspects of their cognitive development over the preschool years. The book thus constitutes an ambitious attempt to build bridges between the domains of social and cognitive development, and as such addresses issues which are of increasing interest to developmental psychologists. In the first two chapters, Meins outlines Bowlby's attachment theory and the research which it has inspired, and develops the theme of a secure attachment relationship providing children with a sense of themselves as effective agents in their interactions with the world (self-efficacy). The next five chapters describe a longitudinal study of a sample of children whose security of attachment was assessed in infancy. Security-related differences are reported in the areas of object/person permanence, language acquisition, symbolic play, maternal tutoring and theory of mind, but no differences were found in general cognitive ability. Meins argues that the wide-ranging advantages enjoyed by the securely attached children are best explained in terms of their greater self-efficacy and social flexibility, nurtured by a particular kind of early infant-mother interaction. This book's major contribution is in its approach to explaining why securely attached children may be more self-effective and flexible in social interactions. Meins attempts to account for these differences within a Vygotskian framework, focusing on the secure dyad's greater ability to function within the zone of proximal development. She suggests that a mother's mind-mindedness (the propensity to treat one's infant as an individual with a mind) is an important factor in determining her ability to interact sensitively with her child. In the final chapter, Meins considers how the Vygotskian approach can complement and extend existing theories of attachment, and suggests some ways in which future research might address outstanding questions in this rapidly advancing field.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Essential Realities

  • Author: Tina Lillig
  • Publisher: LiturgyTrainingPublications
  • ISBN: 9781568545585
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 113
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"Adventure," Celebration," "the way of Love" "Mysterious Growth," "Growth in Joy,"-these words, taken from some of the titles of the essays in this volume, convey the deep appreciation and commitment of those involved in the work of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. This celebration volume marks 50 years of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Those familiar with this approach to the religious formation of children will delight in learning more about its very early years; those who are new to this work will be drawn into the spirit of respect and friendship the Catechesis inspires. Contributors include those who have worked in Rome with Sofia Cavalletti, the founder of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, for most of its 50 years as well as those who have been responsible for shepherding its growth in Mexico, Canada, and the United States. Book jacket.

Developmental Theories Through the Life Cycle

Developmental Theories Through the Life Cycle

  • Author: Sonia G. Austrian
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231513011
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 440
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In this bestselling textbook, contributors describe theories of normal human development advanced by such pioneers as Sigmund Freud, Anna Freud, Jean Piaget, Nancy Chodorow, Daniel Levinson, Erik Erikson, and Margaret Mahler. Beginning with infancy, toddlerhood, and preschool, each chapter examines corresponding ideologies concerning maturation and development in middle childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age, while acknowledging that no one theory can encompass all aspects of human development. In-depth analyses of the psychology and sociology of development provide educators and practitioners with insights into the specific social contexts of human behavior and help identify variables and deviations. This second edition features up-to-date empirical information, including additional studies on diverse populations, and a new chapter on attachment theory, a growing area of interest for today's clinicians.

Secure Accommodation in Child Care

Secure Accommodation in Child Care

Between Hospital and Prison Or Thereabouts?

  • Author: Robert Harris,Noel Timms
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 0415062810
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 196
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For some children, secure accommodation seems to be the only way to control their disparate number of "problems." But why is this so, and from what criteria do social work professionals decide that a child should be put into secure accommodation? In SecureAccommodation and the Child Care System,the authors use an empirical study as a basis for an analysis of the relations between the state, the family and the "difficult" child. By looking at court procedures, social workers, and the children themselves they explain how professionals and children make sense of their worlds, and how they translate that "sense" into personal and professional action. The functions of secure accommodation, although legally ascribed, are fundamentally ambiguous; to "lock up" children by means of authorized strategy which embraces both the "sick" and "wicked" suggests the existence of a less than obvious relation between meeting "needs," furthering "interests," and protecting "rights," and poses particular difficulties in professional decision making. The authors present a theoretical introduction which sets the scene in terms of history, law and social policy, examining concepts fundamental to their enquiry, including myth, narrative and drama. By then relating this to the empirical survey including verbatim interviews with managers, social workers and children, they offer a radical recasting of an ambiguous aspect of public child care into a theoretical and conceptual framework.

Counselling and Supporting Children in Distress

Counselling and Supporting Children in Distress

  • Author: Sonia Sharp,Helen Cowie
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761956198
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 163
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`A book which will be of great interest and use to teachers and school staff... case examples and details of interventions are very helpful... [a book for] teachers to dip into when faced with a pupil troubled by fears and phobias, or an issue such as bullying' - Young Minds Magazine `This book successfully integrates current theory, practice and research. It is concise and easy to read.... I broadened and deepened my understanding from reading it. I can imagine some EPs and others using individual chapters as informative, quick revisions of key subject areas.... Additionally, this book will be useful to the growing army of other adults now working with children and young people' - British Psychological

Nurturing Natures

Nurturing Natures

Attachment and Children's Emotional, Sociocultural and Brain Development

  • Author: Graham Music
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 1136913009
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 336
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This book provides an indispensable account of current understandings of children’s emotional development. Integrating the latest research findings from areas such as attachment theory, neuroscience and developmental psychology, it weaves these into a readable and easy-to-digest text. It provides a tour of the most significant influences on the developing child, always bearing in mind the family and social context. It looks at key developmental stages, from life in the womb to the pre-school years and right up until adolescence, whilst also examining how we develop key capacities such as language, play and memory. Issues of nature and nurture are addressed and the effects of different kinds of early experiences are unpicked, looking at both individual children and larger-scale longitudinal studies. Psychological ideas and research are carefully integrated with those from neurobiology and understandings from other cultures to create a coherent and balanced view of the developing child in context. Nurturing Natures integrates a wide array of complex academic research from different disciplines to create a book that is not only highly readable but also scientifically trustworthy. Full of fascinating findings, it provides answers to many of the questions people really want to ask about the human journey from conception into adulthood. Visit Graham Music's personal site at http://www.nurturingminds.co.uk/.

The Search for the Secure Base

The Search for the Secure Base

Attachment Theory and Psychotherapy

  • Author: Jeremy Holmes
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317710991
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 200
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In recent decades, attachment theory has gained widespread interest and acceptance, although the relevance of attachment theory to clinical practice has never been clear. The Search for the Secure Base shows how attachment theory can be used therapeutically. Jeremy Holmes introduces an exciting new attachment paradigm in psychotherapy with adults, describing the principles and practice of attachment-informed therapy in a way that will be useful to beginners and experienced therapists alike. Illustrated with a wide range of clinical examples, this book will be welcomed by practitioners and trainees in psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and in many other disciplines.