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Book Review: Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child Book Review: Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional ChildA trip down a bookstore aisle will reveal that there are as many different approaches to parenting as there are books to choose from. For every approach, there is an expert and a book to go along with it. In this modern age, there is ...

Book Review: Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment-Focused Interventions Book Review: Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment-Focused InterventionsFor a young child, traumatic experiences can lead to a pattern of mistrust, anticipation of further trauma, avoidance, and difficulty relating to others. Their development can be compromised. Their sense of self can become fractured, and their lives become merely an expression of their trauma. Helping ...

Book Review: The Stressed Years of Their Lives Book Review: The Stressed Years of Their LivesEver increasing competition, constant pressure to perform, no room for errors, and everything on display — this is the typical life of a college student. And what used to be a single bad grade is often now felt as a complete and total devastation. For parents, ...

Book Review: Creating Compassionate Kids Book Review: Creating Compassionate KidsParents want to raise compassionate, caring children who are prepared for the variety of challenges they will face, who are sensitive to the needs of others, and who know what empathy is and how to express it. The question is: How do we do that? According ...

Book Review: Promoting Healthy Attachments Book Review: Promoting Healthy AttachmentsDeborah Gray has been working with children, parents and families for a long time. As I read her new book, Promoting Healthy Attachments: Hands-On Techniques to Use with Your Clients, I thought how great it would be to be one of her practicum students, just ...

Book Review: Borderline Bodies: Affect Regulation Theory for Personality Disorders Book Review: Borderline Bodies: Affect Regulation Theory for Personality Disorders“The body,” says Clara Mucci, “is the essential go-between in the relationship between the self and other.” In personality disorders, this relationship between the self and the other is especially troubled. However, this “other” can be the body itself. Mucci describes psychosomatic disorders as an outcome of ...

Book Review: A New Theory of Teenagers Book Review: A New Theory of TeenagersFor parents, the teen years can be nothing short of tumultuous. Teenagers’ intense sensitivity, hair-trigger emotions, and seemingly unhinged behavior can make parents feel as if they have no power in the relationship with their children, or even worse, that they are losing a part ...

Book Review: The Emotionally Healthy Child Book Review: The Emotionally Healthy ChildHow do you raise an emotionally healthy child in a world that seems focused on selfies, immediate gratification, and constant stimulation? It is a question that has likely troubled many parents, teachers, and caregivers. The answer, says Maureen Healy, begins with three simple words: stop, calm, ...

Book Review: How to Be a Better Child Therapist Book Review: How to Be a Better Child TherapistEven for seasoned therapists, child therapy can be challenging. Children often do not want to talk about difficult feelings, can be hesitant to open up, and may be in the role of the “identified patient.” Moreover, parents often present with their own desires and requests ...

Book Review: Treating the Traumatized Child Book Review: Treating the Traumatized ChildTrauma, especially for a child, can often be so overwhelming that it encourages the therapist to focus solely on the individual. Yet often, the individual lives within a family system and relies on that family system to truly recover from trauma. Treating The Traumatized Child: A ...

Book Review: The Worry Workbook for Kids Book Review: The Worry Workbook for KidsIf the goal of child rearing is to help children develop into independent adults, it’s hard to imagine how that is possible if worry prevents them from doing the very activities that will build their confidence. Further, much of life is uncertain, and fear of uncertainty ...

Book Review: What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew Book Review: What Your ADHD Child Wishes You KnewWhile ADHD can rob children of the executive functioning skills that are pivotal in life, it can also rob both them and their parents of the very relationship that can help improve those skills. More often than not as ADHD children struggle to complete tasks, remember ...

Book Review: DBT Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Working with Teens Book Review: DBT Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Working with TeensTeenagers are the greatest enigma. Maturing, yet still young in so many ways, teenagers are in a unique place in life, and when each young person brings with them not only a diagnosis, but a personality, a temperament, dreams, talents, struggles, and histories, the best ...

Book Review: The Attachment Effect Book Review: The Attachment EffectThe West, and particularly the United States, has a strong ideological and cultural belief in rugged individualism. Asian cultures are more geared toward the importance of the group. Regardless of what culture we are born into, we are born helpless, and we rely on our ...

Book Review: The Attachment Effect Book Review: The Attachment EffectLovenheim stumbled on attachment theory while skimming his daughter’s college textbook several months after the end of a significant and tortuous relationship in his life. It was too late for his relationship, he writes, but curiosity triggered a quest to understand how John Bowlby’s significant ...

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