From the California Association for the Education of Young Children:
"This revolutionary book marks a major breakthrough in our understanding of children's emotional needs. Highly readable and practical, it represents a new approach to parenting, which respects the child's needs and feelings, and uses neither punishments nor rewards."
From The Small Press Book Review
"Insights into the emotional life of children are frequent and illuminating."
From The Single Parent
"An extremely lucid and profound exploration of childhood."From The Gifted Child Today:
"Parents of two-to-eight-year-olds can use this helpful resource to deal with practical issues such as sibling rivalry, eating and sleeping problems, effects of TV, and completing chores."
"It is a fine book, full of sound ideas to make parenting easier and to help children flourish."
-Thomas Gordon, Ph.D., Author of Parent Effectiveness Training
"It is a wonderful book. I recommend it highly."
-Violet Oaklander, Ph.D., Gestalt Therapist and author of Windows to Our Children
"I like the format very much: posing and answering, in easy-to-understand language, very common concerns and worries that parents have. The examples are rich and very relevant."
-Alice S. Honig, Ph.D., Professor of child development and author of Little Kids, Big Worries."Helping Young Children Flourish is a must for anyone living or working with children." -William Emerson, Ph.D., Pioneer in infant and child psychotherapy
About the Author
Aletha Solter is a Swiss/American developmental psychologist living in Southern California. She studied with Dr. Jean Piaget in Geneva, Switzerland, where she earned a Master's Degree in human biology. She holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California. Her books have been translated into many languages, and she is recognized internationally as an expert on attachment, trauma, and non-punitive discipline. She is the founder of the Aware Parenting Institute, an international organization with certified instructors in many countries.