Building Healthy Minds: The Six Experiences that Create Intelligence and Emotional Growth in Babies and Young Children

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Perseus Books, 1999 - Family & Relationships - 398 pages
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While every parent wants an intelligent, emotionally healthy, and moral child, no one has yet shown exactly how and when these qualities begin. Now Stanley Greenspan, the internationally admired child psychiatrist, identifies the six key experiences which enable children to reach their full potential as human beings.In Building Healthy Minds, parents will learn not only the precise types of games, fantasy play, and conversations with and without words that encourage this development, but also how to tailor these to their particular child. Surprising insights, such the great value of extended parent/child arguments, or the complex intellectual achievements represented by a trip to the refrigerator, will amaze and delight parents. No one but Stanley Greenspan has looked so deeply into the very earliest stages of human development, and no other book makes such vital and effective information available to every parent.

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How Minds Grow
1
Interested in the World
15
Falling in Love
49
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Stanley I. Greenspan, MD, is a clinical professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at George Washington University Medical School and chair of the Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders. He is a practicing child psychiatrist, the founding president of Zero to Three: The National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families, and the author or editor of more than 35 influential books. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland. Ira Glovinsky, PhD, is a practicing psychologist specializing in children with bipolar patterns of mood dysregulation and their families, and is engaged in clinical research regarding early onset bipolar disorder. He is the founder and clinical director of the Village Educational Center in Beverley Hills, Michigan, a therapeutic preschool for children with regulatory disorders. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Cindy Glovinsky, MSW, is a psychotherapist and author of "Making Peace with the Things in Your Life" and "One Thing at a Time," She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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