Grasp a child's cognitivedevelopment, detectabnormalities, and learnwhat to do next
An essential guide for parents, teachers, and caregivers, Child Psychology & Development For Dummies provides an informational guide to cognitive development at every stage of a child's life, as well as expert tips and guidance on how to diagnose, treat, and overcome the cognitive barriers that impede learning and development.
The nuts and bolts delve into the soup of kids' development, including biology, psychology, learning, environment, and culture
What makes kids tick? discover how heredity, environment, experience, and culture interact to determine a child's physical and emotional development
Watch them grow get an understanding of what a "normal" childhood should look like from conception through adolescence, and the types of behaviors to anticipate throughout
Learn to spot trouble find out what can go wrong during a child's development, from physical problems like chronic illness to psychological problems like autism
Ask for help get expert guidance on the therapies and interventions that work, and how you can collaborate with professionals for an even better outcome
Open the book and find:
Physical, mental, and social development from conception through adolescence
Treatments and interventions that work
Physical and psychological problems that interfere with normal development
Common behavior disorders
The aftermath of abuse, trauma, and neglect
What to expect from therapy and medication
How to help kids cope at school
Understand the difference between "bad behavior" and behavior disorders
Know whether a child is ready for school
Help a child control impulses, develop self-esteem, and have good relationships
Laura L. Smith, PhD, is a clinical and school psychologist. Charles H. Elliott, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Together they have written several books, including Borderline Personality Disorder For Dummies and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder For Dummies.
I am a senior in college, currently studying child and adolescent development. This book has been a great help in explaining terms and concepts in ways that are difficult to... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Martha
It sure is a key to guid individuals who are passion about children and want to success their child's development thank youPublished 5 months ago by halima
I'm not a huge fan of E Books as I prefer the real things.
However, this contains some great information for a beginner like myself.
It cover the areas which would help beginners with the title as indicated, and gives an insight to children development.Published 14 months ago by Trevlyn D. Miller
I am pediatric dentist so this book was a good help in understanding some aspects about child pshychology. The book is easy to understand and its samples are really illustrative.Published 21 months ago by marthajuro
In less than 500 pages the authors have managed to include a wide range of childhood topics, from normal to noteworthy to worrisome developments. Read morePublished on September 5, 2011 by Susan Zorn, PhD
I didn't think what to expect from this book, but I was pleasantly surprised. For parents who are actively involved in their childs upbringing, this book is a great source of... Read morePublished on July 21, 2011 by bmkd
This is a good starting place, but does not dive into any topic very deeply. Simple to read, but would have preferred something organized a little differently.Published on July 21, 2011 by M. L. Martin
This book is a great reference for all things related to child development and psychology. Although it doesn't dive deep into many topics, this is an easy-to-read reference to get... Read morePublished on June 24, 2011 by Todd Justman