Magazine article Work & Family Life

Helping Children Build Their Sense of Self

Magazine article Work & Family Life

Helping Children Build Their Sense of Self

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This delightful and insightful new book opens the door to a true understanding of children from 18 to 36 months. The author of Me, Myself and L' How Children Build their Sense of Self (Goddard Press) is Dr. Kyle Pruett, a well-known child and family

psychiatrist from Yale University.

Unlike other parenting books, this one, as he says, "reminds you to listen to the essential dialogue between development of your child's mind (learning) and heart (feeling). That is where real growing up happens. Supporting your child's total development through this approach is the key to shaping your youngster's personhood in ways that unlock every promising thing your child brought into this world."

Combining research and theoretical information with practical tips for parents, Dr. Pruett covers a wide range of topics: language acquisition, the path to self-control and conscience, the significance of children's play, different behavior patterns in boys and girls, making the most of the temperamental fit betwen parents and children, research on the effects of childcare and how culture, tradition and family style shape the way we parent and how our children develop. …

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