Emotional Milestones from Birth to Adulthood: A Psychodynamic Approach

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Jessica Kingsley, 1997 - Psychology - 260 pages
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Emotional Milestones is an accessible book that delineates the emotional stages or 'milestones' of a child's development. The book examines how children grow emotionally, what they need in order to thrive and how 'emotional nourishment' by parents, family members and other adults contributes to their mental health and well-being. The author also discusses the issues which can affect a child's emotional development, such as child care, divorce, gender, siblings, and sexual identification. By using many examples from her own and other's experience, Ruth Schmidt Neven shows that adults working with children will discover that each developmental stage in the child requires corresponding development and adaptability from themselves. Professionals and parents alike will find this a helpful and illuminating guide to understanding the emotional and mental development of children.

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The Psychodynamic Heritage
Toddlerhood and Early Childhood

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Ruth is a trained child psychotherapist.

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