Linda C. Mayes, M.D. and Donald J. Cohen, M.D.
Children don’t grow up simply by adding inches and pounds—child development is a much richer mix of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional growth. While children make progress at their own pace, parents can help (or, occasionally, hinder) them. Understanding the many ways in which your child grows is the essence of parenting, and the goal of The Yale Child Study Center Guide to Understanding Your Child.
The Yale Child Study Center is world famous for its work studying the life experiences of infants, children, and parents. The research behind this book, by psychiatrists, psychologists, pediatricians, and educators, provides a unique combination of a solid grounding in the science of child development, an understanding of a child’s point of view, and an appreciation of parents’ expectations and experiences.
Problems arise, of course, in every family’s life. Dr. Mayes and Dr. Cohen’s reassuring approach helps parents understand the nature of a problem, and when and where to go for help with concerns such as learning disabilities, bullying, sibling rivalry, mental health and depression, anger and other difficult feelings, and divorce. This classic guide is an incredible resource for every family bookshelf.