Overcoming Defiance, Tantrums, and Other Everyday Behavior Problems by Seeing the World Through Your Child’s Eyes
Claudia M. Gold
Da Capo Press
Being understood by someone you love is one of the most powerful feelings, for adults and children alike. For young children, it is the most important of all experiences for it allows their minds and sense of themselves to grow.
In the midst of the perennial problems parents bring to her, when both parent and child can be “at their worst,” Dr Gold shows the magical effect of wondering about the meaning of a child’s behavior. Unlike other books of advice which show a parent what to do, Keeping Your Child in Mind shows how to be with a child. Crises – from colic and sleep issues to oppositional behavior and separation anxieties are defused when children feel truly heard and validated by their parents. In this way, they learn to understandthemselvesand manage difficult feelings on their own
In her short, insightful guide, backed by new research in developmental psychologyand attachment theory, and vivid stories from her practice that all parents will recognize, Dr. Gold shows parents how to keep a child’s perspective in mind and deepen this central relationship in their lives.