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Keeping Your Child in Mind: Overcoming Defiance, Tantrums, and Other Everyday Behavior Problems by Seeing the World through Your Child's Eyes (A Merloyd Lawrence Book) Paperback – August 30, 2011

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Publishers Weekly, 8/1/11
“Readers seeking a comprehensive approach to child-rearing will welcome this thoughtful book.”

Kirkus Review, 9/15/11
“Would be especially useful for new parents in search of holistic guidance. A panoply of hypothetical situations offering broad-based solutions.”

Bookviews, September 2011
“The book looks at various ages and stages of development, imparting excellent advice that will make the job of parenting much easier.”

Salt Lake City Desert News, 9/11/11
“Engaging and enlightening, Keeping Your Child in Mind is a book worth reading and rereading for any parent who is looking for understanding, support and a loving method that will bring out the best in a child. It is a breath of fresh air that parents may not have known they needed.”

Infodad.com, 9/15/11
“Valuable…Gold couples an understanding of recent scientific and medical research with insights into parent-child relationships gleaned from her own work … Connectedness is the point here… Gold’s examples of families with which her approach has worked are helpful.”

San Francisco Book Review, 10/5/11
“Gold supports her recommendations using easy-to-understand situations, examples and solutions gathered from her interactions with her clients and referring to current research in child development.”

Examiner.com, 9/29/11
“Gold’s book is a powerful way to bring decades of developmental research and attachment theory to everyday parenting situations.  It gives all parents the insight needed to understand the emotions that undermine best intentions and explains why there isn’t “one right way” in parenting…Keeping Your Child in Mind can offer relief to parents frustrated by frustrated by day-to-day parenting or help change a self-defeating parenting pattern. It holds the key to enjoying your child again and creating a satisfying family life.”
 
Mid-Ohio Valley Parents Magazine, October 2011
“Give[s] parents a lot to think about.”
 
Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center (website), 10/9/11
“Highly readable.”
 
Library Journal, 10/20/11
“Parents of older children with behavioral problems who are opposed to medication will find this advice useful…attachment-parenting proponents will applaud her approach.”
 
PensivePediatrician.com, 10/23/11
“Provides incredible insights for parents and anyone who works with children: teachers, doctors, daycare providers or counselors.”

PsychCentral.com, 11/14/11
“Rather than have a parenting book for each individual phase, Dr. Gold provides a single resource that can be applied to all stages…Worth your time!”

Midwest Book Review, November 2011
“From infants to teens, this offers different approaches to nurturing and building relationships with a child and is a pick for any parenting library.”

ParenThots.com (Malaysia), 7/9/12
“A timely book…A useful guide. It provides suggestions to unlocking some treasures by ‘being’ with our kids and slowing down to enjoy the flowers, with the life in our care.”

About the Author

Claudia Gold, MD, practices behavioral pediatrics in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and writes a column on children’s mental health for the Boston Globe. Trained in psychoanalytic theory, she has presented her work widely to parents and professionals.
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Product Details

  • Series: A Merloyd Lawrence Book
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books; unknown edition (August 30, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 073821485X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738214856
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.6 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #352,212 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is hands down one of the best parenting books I have read. It is fantastic for parents with a history of trauma but really excellent for any parent. I loved it because partly because it was a fast read--when I need parenting advice I want it to be presented concisely. Like all parents I am busy and if I need help I want to get it quickly. So big points for being well written and giving useful examples that illustrated points quickly. Beyond this I loved that it very clearly showed how to approach your relationship with your child in ways that facilitate your child's learning self-regulation. The ideas presented in the book are evidence based which is refreshing. It does briefly advocate CIO so if you are dealing with infant sleep issues and you don't like CIO maybe skip this or save it for the useful bits about older kids. Best of all I saw immediate results in my own family. I am really grateful to the author.
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I ordered this book after reading Dr. Gold's very insightful columns for the Boston Globe. This book is excellent. I too am a practicing pediatrician, like the author, and her book provides a really important summary of the relevant neuroscience regarding optimal child development while also offering really insightful case examples from her practice. Her book's emphasis on the importance of the parent-child relationship is really important and provides a welcome counterpoint to the current over-medicalization of common childhood behavior problems and the over-reliance on prescription drugs for their treatment. I really appreciated how so many different ideas were woven together to give a really clear picture of why it is so important to "keep your child in mind". I can't recommend this book highly enough!
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This is a must read book for every parent, teacher and professionals that help parents with common daily struggles like "tantrums" and "defiant behaviors". The title says it all! "Keeping your child in mind" helps adults understand "challenging behaviors" from the perspective of the child, including the child's emotional state, so important to build a loving and respectful relationship with the child. As a child psychiatrist, I am convinced that once parents can see the child's emotional perspective, listen to what he or she has to say or share (even with tears and non-verbal behaviors) and help the child find his or her own solutions to overcome daily problems many common diagnosis can be prevented or avoided. I only wish this book was available in Spanish for wider reach!
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This is the best book on parenting I’ve seen, and my only regret is that our adult children did not have the opportunity to benefit from the wisdom it contains. It is a wise book solidly based on the ideas of child rearing of Erikson and Winnicott and contemporary cognitive science. It is also a humane book, for it empowers both parent and child in a manner that helps both to become complete functional adults. Lastly, it is an inviting read that provides a wealth of parenting insights in an easy-to-absorb format. It is a book that deserves to be read by a much larger audience, those who, whatever their age, aspire to understand and partner with others. I am a science educator who works with teachers and students, from primary through college level, with the goal of building learning communities. I have found this book invaluable for the insights it has given me about how to listen to, and empathize with people. Keeping Your Child in Mind has become our gift of choice to prospective parents, and to others with whom I work. I highly recommend it to all.
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I "read" this book first on audible, then I bought a few more hard copies to give to friends. The insights shared in this book would be helpful for any person, at any age, at any developmental level. Dr. Gold presents a unique way to view the behaviors of children which sets the stage for more mature parenting. It is always a good thing to open the eyes of our hearts and minds to try to understand others, and I believe that Dr. Gold has done an excellent job in doing just that.
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You must read this book-- especially if you are adopting an older child from Foster care. The chapters on adolescence and medication solidified my husband and my concerns for our adopted daughter who is 13 and lived in 16 different homes before becoming part of our family. MUST READ!!!!!
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As a father and a child psychologist - who always has his "Child in mind" - I truly appreciate Dr. Gold's contribution to my knowledge base, and life-long development. Your child will LOVE you for reading this book. I highly recommend it to all parents, clinicians, academicians, and practitioners. Written by "Gold" and truly worth its weight in Gold!
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What a fabulous book! Claudia Gold takes her readers on a wonderful exploration of children and parents and their relationships with one another. In a very storied way, Dr. Gold's book brings our attention to recognizing children as fully human, thinking, feeling, meaning-making beings. And as we read we see ourselves -- parent or other caregiver -- in this way as well. This book is a great resource for parents and for any adult who works with, is wondering about, or loves children and/or parents.
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