High Risk

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Bantam Books, 1989 - Family & Relationships - 361 pages
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IS YOUR CHILD AT HIGH RISK?

Who are these children without a conscience? They are children who cannot trust, children who cannot love, children who will not be loved. They grow up to be charmers, con artists, amoral entrepreneurs, thieves, drug users, pathological liars, and worst of all: psychopathic killers . . . and they are often the product of even the best-intentioned families.

For every parent of a “difficult” child, working parents, single parents, and adoptive parents, here is a book that addresses one of our society's greatest problems. High Risk offers sobering case histories an invaluable suggestions for raising healthy children and protecting ourselves from the “trust bandits” who would steal our love, our money—our very lives. In High Risk you will learn how to:

• Recognize character-disturbed children and adults
• Prevent the development of antisocial behavior
• Choose healthy child-care and school environments
• Find the best professional help if your child is at risk
• Minimize the trauma of adoption and foster care
• Protect yourself from exploitative relationships in both your business and personal life
• And much more.

Foreword by Congresswoman Patricia Schroeder
 

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This is an excellent classic study of children seemingly born without a conscience. Unable to properly bond with their parents, they appear extremely disaffected and unfeeling about others, and often ... Read full review

Contents

The Trust Bandits
1
Kids Who Kill
29
The Victims
35
A Critical Time Attachment 4 What is Attachment
51
The Bonding Cycle How It Works
71
Childhood Symptoms A Warning
79
of Things to Come
81
The Cycle Continues
101
Defusing the National Time Bomb
207
An Abbreviated Case History
215
Modified Holding Techniques
227
More Therapeutic Options
231
Hospital Treatment
237
Toward Solutions
243
Positive Parenting Practices
245
Teachers of Future Parents
261

The Bonding Breaks 8 Why Now?
107
Simply a Dilemma or a Disaster?
121
Parental Leave
125
Adoption and Foster Care
148
The Teenage Pregnancy Epidemic 13 The Cycle of Abuse
174
Treatment
175
Preventing Children Without A Conscience
182
The Trouble With Traditional Therapies
193
The Referral
201
The Teenage Baby Boom
269
What About Day Care
281
Making it Work 29 Interrupting the Cycle of Abuse
301
How to Avoid a Trust Bandit 31 Educating the Experts
319
Poem Epilogue
339
Bibliography
340
107
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About the author (1989)

Dr. Ken Magid is chief of psychological services at Golden Medical Clinic in Golden, Colorado, and also the codirector of the Behavioral Science Department for Family Practice Physicians at the Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver. His work has been featured on NBC's Today show and Hour Magazine, as well as in the New York Daily News, Woman's Day magazine, and many other publications.

Carole A. McKelvey is a journalist who has won numerous awards for her writing and editing. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications nationally and on Hour Magazine.

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