Playful Parenting

Playful Parenting An Exciting New Approach to Raising Children That Will Help You Nurture Close Connections, Solve Behavior Problems, Encourage Confidence

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Have you ever stepped back to watch what really goes on when your children play? As psychologist Lawrence J. Cohen points out, play is children's way of exploring the world, communicating deep feelings, getting close to those they care about, working through stressful situations, and simply blowing off steam. That's why "playful parenting" is so important and so successful in building strong, close bonds between parents and children. Through play we join our kids in their world-and help them to

 Express and understand complex emotions
 Break through shyness, anger, and fear
 Empower themselves and respect diversity
 Play their way through sibling rivalry
 Cooperate without power struggles

From eliciting a giggle during baby's first game of peekaboo to cracking jokes with a teenager while hanging out at the mall, Playful Parenting is a complete guide to using play to raise confident children. Written with love and humor, brimming with good advice and revealing anecdotes, and grounded in the latest research, this book will make you laugh even as it makes you wise in the ways of being an effective, enthusiastic parent.

Book information

ISBN: 9780345442864
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Imprint: Ballantine
Pub date:
DEWEY: 649.5
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xii, 307
Weight: 262g
Height: 207mm
Width: 141mm
Spine width: 17mm