Great Kids: Helping Your Baby and Child Develop the Ten Essential Qualities for a Healthy, Happy Life

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Da Capo Press, Sep 10, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 240 pages
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Parents all over the world have certain universal aspirations. They want their children to contribute meaningfully to society and to pursue their own dreams. But we appear to be missing the essentials. In this inspiring book, based on 30 years of research and practice, Dr. Stanley Greenspan redefines the qualities of an emotionally and intellectually healthy child and identifies the ways that parents can help their children develop each quality. The qualities that make us call a child a “great kid,” such as empathy, curiosity, and logical thinking, are fundamental and underlie all the academic, athletic, and social talents that a child might develop. We are not born with these traits, Greenspan demonstrates, they come from experience, which suggests that each and every parent can encourage them and that each and every child can strive to acquire them.

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We all know "great kids." As parents, we want our children to become great kids. Dr. Greenspan identifies ten traits that are necessary to have to become a great kid: engagement, empathy, curiosity ... Read full review

Great kids: helping your baby and child develop the ten essential qualities for a happy, healthy life

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We all know great kids when we meet them, but what is it, exactly, that makes them "great"? An internationally recognized leader in child psychiatry, Greenspan (psychiatry & pediatrics, George ... Read full review


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Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D., author of the widely used and praised books The Challenging Child and (with Serena Wieder, Ph.D.) Engaging Autism, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at George Washington University Medical School and lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

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