- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Ballantine Books; Reprint edition (20 Nov. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0345442865
- ISBN-13: 978-0345442864
- Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 1.9 x 20.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (92 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,193 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Playful Parenting Paperback – 20 Nov 2012
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A welcome reminder that the serious business of parenthood also can be fun.
A MAGICAL AND INSPIRING READ.
MICHAEL THOMPSON, Ph.D.
Coauthor of Best Friends, Worst Enemies
READING THIS BOOK, YOU LL DISCOVER THAT YOU CAN BE CLOSER TO YOUR CHILDREN AND CAN ENJOY THEM MORE. . . . You ll learn what a difference play can make in your relationships and the kind of people your children will become. And, most important, you ll have fun.
"A welcome reminder that the serious business of parenthood also can be fun."
"A MAGICAL AND INSPIRING READ."
-MICHAEL THOMPSON, Ph.D.
Coauthor of Best Friends, Worst Enemies
"READING THIS BOOK, YOU'LL DISCOVER THAT YOU CAN BE CLOSER TO YOUR CHILDREN AND CAN ENJOY THEM MORE. . . . You'll learn what a difference play can make in your relationships and the kind of people your children will become. And, most important, you'll have fun."
From the Inside Flap
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.
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An example of its practicality - my son hates having his face and hands wiped after meals. Following the advice in the book I gave him the cloth and asked him to wipe my face. I squealed and pulled faces - he loved it, then let me wash his face with no problems. He could see that I hated it too but that I was happy with the result. He had some control and power where he had felt out of control and powerless before. Mealtimes now end far more pleassantly than before.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Arrived in good condition. Full of great information and an asset for anyone who looks after children.Published 13 days ago by Sarah
This is the only time I have ever ordered an item with good reviews to recieve a substandard product. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Judith Donnellan
Beautiful book. Actually engrossing, as I breastfeeding feed, and it reminds me to be lightheartedPublished 1 month ago by H. Shaw
The advice definitely helped me understand my little one. Learned to let go the control. We sometimes think as parents we own them... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ziah
Wonderful book, packed full with anecdotes. There's a lot of expert wisdom in there, though, and a healthy dose of common sense. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
As a new parent who has not been around kids much in the past decade, I found it awkward to talk, connect and play with kids. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Vera H
Have found this really helpful and insightful, so glad I bought this bookPublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
I am so glad to have found this book. I have started playing with my children more in the way the author recommend and I can see positive change after only a few days. Read morePublished 8 months ago by K