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Helping Young Children Flourish [Paperback]

Aletha Jauch Solter
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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Shining Star Press (1 May 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0961307315
  • ISBN-13: 978-0961307318
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 13.7 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 260,596 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 ten languages and sold over 150,000 copies worldwide. Her other books have also been translated into many languages.

Aletha has led workshops for parents and professionals in 16 countries and is recognised 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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Aware Parenting Institute
"Helping Young Children Flourish" is now translated into German and French. This book combines attachment-style parenting, non-punitive discipline, and acceptance of emotional release for children from two to eight years of age. For more information about this philosophy, please visit my Aware Parenting Institute web site.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for all parents 14 July 2005
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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 word. 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; 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 carers of young children.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a must read for all parents 14 July 2005
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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 word. 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; 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 carers of young children.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic and enlightening 16 Dec 2012
By Helly
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This is a really great book and a must read for all parents wanting but struggling to do their best. It may be a little bit old but it's still very very relevant, with great avdice for not just day to day life but preparing kids for events like visiting the dentist, Dr and having injections.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you spend time with kids, read this book! 18 May 2000
By S. Rosenberg-Scholl - Published on Amazon.com
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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.
20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Helping Young Children Flourish 24 Sep 2004
By K. Hammond - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
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.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars you only need this one book....seriously...! 16 Sep 2006
By kkc - Published on Amazon.com
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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.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great advice on how to raise kids without punishment 22 July 2013
By Thy - Published on Amazon.com
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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.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book 17 May 2011
By Kelli Jones - Published on Amazon.com
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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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