Throughout childhood and adolescence, children's brains and behaviour undergo a series of exciting but often unpredictable changes, and it can be difficult to keep up! But these brilliant pregnancy & childcare books explain exactly what to expect at each stage, whether you're studying the topic or raising a child of your own.
From babyhood to age 16, this complete and comprehensive guide takes readers through the physical, cognitive, moral and behavioural aspects of a child's development. It covers key figures like Freud, Piaget and Bowlby as well as more contemporary theorists. Case studies provide a practical understanding of key points in the book.
This bestselling title reveals what science can teach us about parenting and child development, covering everything from breastfeeding to brain development. It includes the latest thinking on how screen time affects children's brains, and how love, nurturing and play contribute to children's development. The book contains chapters on "Sleep and Bedtimes" and "Why Children Behave Badly", and constitutes the ultimate evidence-based guide to parenting up to age 12.
Whether you're revising for your GCSE or not, this book is a brilliant and fun guide to child development from the engaging CGP revision guide series. Perfect for AQA, OCR and WJEC exams, it's full of useful and fascinating information.
Tina Payne Bryson & Daniel J. Siegel
Discover how a child's brain works and matures with this illuminating book. Different parts of the brain develop at different speeds, and understanding these differences can help parents turn any tantrum, argument or fear into an opportunity to nurture their child's brain and raise a calmer, happier child. With straightforward explanations and age-appropriate strategies, children can be guided to lead a balanced and fulfilling life.
Laura L. Smith
Why do kids think and behave the way they do, and how do we bring out the best in them? This comprehensive guide answers these important questions and many more. Part of the well-trusted For Dummies series, it discusses mental disorders and disabilities in children, cognitive development at every stage, behavioural disorders, autism, controlling childhood impulses, developing self-esteem and much more.
This bestselling book features astonishing new evidence concerning what helps and harms boys as they grow up. It offers practical, honest advice so that parents can recognise the different stages of boyhood and understand how to raise confident, thoughtful and happy young men. Featuring a good dose of humour and plenty of encouraging advice, topics cover why boys should start school later than girls, ADHD, help for single mothers and choosing the right sport for your son.
Girls' mental health is in trouble like never before, with levels of depression, eating disorders and bullying on the rise. However, in this illuminating book, Biddulph sets out the five key stages of girlhood so parents can understand exactly what matters at each stage, and prevent girls from becoming victims. Parenthood becomes an exciting journey rather than an endless anxiety, as parents are shown how to raise confident, happy and successful girls in the chaotic modern world.
Adolescence is often perceived as a time of defiance, rebellion and recklessness, so it's no wonder parents approach it with trepidation! However, in this pioneering book, neuroscientist Daniel J. Siegel draws on new research to explore promising ways in which understanding the tumultuous teenage brain can help parents nurture children through this period, a time of growth and change which can be extremely positive.