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Product Details

  • Paperback: 245 pages
  • Publisher: Shining Star Pr (May 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0961307315
  • ISBN-13: 978-0961307318
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #568,332 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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Aletha Solter, Ph.D. is a Swiss/American developmental psychologist, parenting consultant, and director of the Aware Parenting Institute (www.awareparenting.com). She holds a Master's degree in human biology from the University of Geneva, Switzerland (where she studied with Dr. Jean Piaget), and a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

When Aletha's first child was born in 1977 (following a traumatic birth) she did not find any parenting books that advocated attachment-style parenting and non-punitive discipline while taking into account the impact of stress and trauma on children's development.

The first book she wrote, The Aware Baby (revised in 2001), is the one that she would have found helpful as a new mother. The Aware Baby has been translated into eleven languages and sold over 150,000 copies worldwide. Her four other books have also been translated into many languages.

Aletha has led workshops for parents and professionals in 16 countries and is recognized internationally as an expert on attachment, trauma, and non-punitive discipline. She has appeared on TV in the U.S., Europe, South Africa, and Asia. She lives in Southern California and is the mother of two grown children. She is also a proud grandmother.

For more information about Aletha's work and the Aware Parenting approach, please visit the Aware Parenting Institute website at www.awareparenting.com. You can also find us on Facebook.

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By S. Rosenberg-Scholl on May 18, 2000
Format: Paperback
Reading Helping Young Children Flourish was so eye-opening for me! Aletha Solter's understanding of children and childhood made such sense to me, gave words to things I have experienced when spending time with children. I especially love how respectful she is of children and how she helps adults trust in kids and their natural development. I'm a teacher, and recommended this book to the parents of the children in my classroom.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By K. Hammond on September 24, 2004
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This book is an excellent source of information and guidance for anyone caring for children between the ages of two and eight years of age. It gives a well-researched picture of the emotional world of such young children, offering the reader a deep and rich understanding of the child's world within the context of the home, family, school and wider world. In my opinion, this is one of the most informed books about children available today. Along with Dr Solter's two other books (The Aware baby and Tears and Tantrums) it has been a constant source of information for me, and I have consistently referred to it during my years as a mother.

This book is well written and researched, and offers the reader a sound understanding of the child. It has helped me to move from a situation where I was `coping' and `managing' as a parent, to being a confident mother who understands her child's needs and, importantly, knows how to go about meeting those needs. The information has been invaluable to me, and my children are healthy, relaxed and happy examples of the wisdom I have gleaned from Dr Solter's work. I cannot recommend this book highly enough to parents and caretakers of young children.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By kkc on September 16, 2006
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Solter explains WHY children behave the way they do. Once you understand that, it becomes pretty obvious why you need not shout at them or physically discipline them. She goes further and suggests ways around common problems and issues.

I found some of the suggestions did not work for me, but the background reasoning was sufficient for me to first understand WHY and then come up with my own solution.

Format is question and answer, all q&as being logically grouped together. Makes it very saey to just dip into and zoom into a particular issue.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Thy on July 22, 2013
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This book is useful for parents who are looking to change their response patterns when dealing with a 2.5 year old's tantrums. It offers advice and many examples on how to respond to specific situations (e.g., when your child is crying, when your child is upset, when you have to take it to the doctor) with children aged 2.5 to 8 years. The book includes wonderful advice, which at times is hard to put into practice. It is useful for us as we are learning to deal with our first child. The book dates back to 1989, so its research is somewhat dated, yet its advice remains very useful. An updated summary of Aletha Solter's approach may be viewed on her "awareparenting.com" website.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kelli Jones on May 17, 2011
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The information in this book made so much sense to me. I feel that I understand my 4 year old son better, and the information I gleaned from the book has helped me to be more patient with him. We had already been following attachment parenting guidelines, but the information in this book filled in some gaps in my knowledge. I recommend it to anyone with young children (or even older children).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. McG. on April 1, 2011
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I just finished reading this, from the Library, and will most likely buy it. After reading Naomi Aldort's book, Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves, I was intrigued with this style of parenting, but left with a lot of questions as to how to really make it 'work.' This book answered all of those questions! After reading, Helping Young Children Flourish, I feel confident as a parent that I can help my children deal with their strong emotions, and problems- at the root of the problem.
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