The Secret World of Children reveals to parents that these nine natural developmental issues weave their way from infancy to adolescence that are the underlying cause of their children’s challenging behaviors:
Meri Wallace, LCSW, a parenting expert, and child and family therapist for over thirty years, writes a blog for Psychology Today, and is the author of Birth Order Blues (Henry Holt and Co.) and Keys to Parenting Your Four Year Old (Barron’s Educational Series). She is currently publishing her third book, The Secret World of Children. This book helps parents to understand nine developmental reasons for their children’s challenging behavior and how to handle these issues positively.
Ms. Wallace has been a columnist for Sesame Street Parents Magazine, New York Family Magazine and Brooklyn Parent. She has been a consultant to Children’s Television Workshop and has been interviewed by national magazines including Newsweek, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Parents and many more.
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In The Secret World of Children, Meri Wallace, LCSW reveals that nine hidden developmental issues cause your child’s challenging behaviors from infancy to adolescence: your child’s need for love, unquenchable curiosity, aggression, desire for independence, urgent wishes, impulsivity, limited concept of time, pursuit of pleasure, and fears and anxieties. You will learn effective tools to respond to these issues that will help you raise your children to feel loved.
Birth order has a powerful effect on children’s emotional development, on their self-esteem, and on their sense of well-being. The youngest child, the firstborn, the middle born, twins, and the only child all have specific birth order issues that, if not attended to early on, can impair their functioning and their interpersonal relations at home and at school, and can follow them into adulthood.
The world of the four-year-old is expanding. Typical four-year-olds confront challenges and relationships that are often new and perplexing to them and to their parents. Barron’s Parenting Keys Series speaks to today’s parents, with answers to today’s problems. Described are the average four-year-old’s abilities, patterns of response, and potential problems and special needs.
Columnist, Sesame Street Parents
Contributor, American Baby
Blogger, Psychology Today