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Fantastic, immediately useful book,
This review is from: The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind (Hardcover)
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I have a 1 year old daughter and was hoping this book would help me communicate with her and build her mental resiliency. It does that and so much more. WIthout getting lost in needless academic discussions of learning and (bio)psychology, the book provides very concrete insights and recommendations for improving a child's ability to be mentally strong and healthy, and cope with stress. It also provides extensive example dialogues and scenarios involving a parent and his/her child; these dialogues are very realistic and display the various author-introduced techniques in action. Frankly, I've already begun to implement these with my 1 y/o and I'm seeing results. I think this is the best strength of the book - you are provided a brief background discussion of the topic (e.g., dealing with latent memories), and then an example scenario and actual dialogue of a parent using that insight to solve his/her child's issue. Immensely practical.