An Ounce of Prevention: How Parents Can Stop Childhood Behavioral and Emotional Problems Before They Start

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Most parents understand the importance of prevention when it comes to their child's health or physical safety. From arranging well-child visits to the pediatrician to instilling the essential mantra "Never speak to strangers," a parent's job is clear. But what many parents do not realize is that it is also possible to prevent behavioral and psychological problems before they start.

In An Ounce of Prevention, child psychologist Lawrence Shapiro presents a variety of imaginative, highly successful strategies for handling the pivotal moments in every child's emotional development -- from infancy throughout the teenage years. Using concrete, scientifically proven advice and wonderful examples, Dr. Shapiro helps you understand whether your child is at risk for specific problems and what you can do, and he offers preventive advice on such subjects as shyness, depression, fallout from divorce, ADHD, and much more.

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Lawrence E. Shapiro, Ph.D., the inventor pf more than two dozen theraputic games and a frequent lecturer, is the author of How to Raise a Child with a High E.Q.

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Pointing to the high statistical incidence of divorce, childhood and adolescent depression, college binge drinking and eating disorders, child psychologist Shapiro (How to Raise a Child with a High E.Q.) warns parents that children are as susceptible to mental health and behavioral problems as they are to physical dangers. Because children raised in either overly permissive or overly demanding homes are at risk, Shapiro emphasizes the importance of taking an "authoritative" parenting approach, citing the need for constant commitment to preventative measures (motivation, connection and reinforcement). Identifying major risk factors for emotional disordersAlike a child's temperament, academic experience and emotional intelligenceAis made simple with the author's convenient organization of chapters by subjects such as ADHD, trauma, underachievement, shyness, sexuality and gender identity, each offering detailed and age specific (from infant to teen) techniques for parents to capitalize on the "windows of opportunity" for prevention that exist at every developmental stage. The author's abundant practical tips for communication, his anecdotal stories and his sensible advice on how to best incorporate Internet and software resources will help many parents steer their children toward a healthy life. (Aug.)
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