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Magical Parent Magical Child - Michael Mendizza

Paperback Published: 1st May 2004
ISBN: 9781556434976
Number Of Pages: 232

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This parenting guide presents seven principles for guiding and teaching children in today's turbulent learning environment. It replaces traditional adult-child formulas, rewards, and punishments with playful interaction, creative intelligence, and insight. With the goal of raising happy, healthy, intelligent young people, the book adopts proven strategies that allow top athletes and others to perform at high levels, called variously "zone," "flow," and "play." Using these concepts, parents and other caregivers will learn how to create and maintain "Optimum Learning Relationships" with children of any age.

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"An extraordinary blueprint...A must for all those seeking a more evolved way to parent or coach."
--Michael Murphy, author of In the Zone, Golf in the Kingdom, and Future of the Body

"This remarkable book invites us to reconsider basic assumptions about learning, teaching, and being with children. It is a rare synthesis of visionary thinking and practicality that will immediately benefit parents, teachers, and children."
--Rahima Baldwin Dancy, author of You Are Your Child's First Teacher

"Every parent and grandparent should read this book, study it, demand that it reveal its secrets, and watch the whole world transform itself as a result."
--Peter Kline, author of Why American Children Can't Think

Forewordp. ix
The Intelligence of Play
Real Jedi Masters Playp. 3
In the Zonep. 4
Optimum Learning Relationshipsp. 5
Who's Leading Who and Where Are We Going?p. 11
Intelligence and the Developing Brain
Intelligence--Who, What & Where?p. 14
Brains Here, Brains There, Brains Everywherep. 15
Images, the Brain, and Its Operating Systemp. 17
Origins of Self As Self-Defense
To Me or Not to Me? That Is the Questionp. 18
Self As Self-Defensep. 20
Shame and the Origins of Selfp. 21
Becoming As Others See Usp. 22
Developing Capacity
Stage Specific Learningp. 24
The Model Imperativep. 24
Evolution--The Lower into the Higherp. 25
Devolution--The Higher into the Lowerp. 26
Environmental Signalsp. 26
States of Being and Their Meaning
State-Specific Learningp. 27
Reflexes--Mental, Emotional, Physical Pinballp. 29
The Magic of Memoryp. 30
The Primacy of Statesp. 32
States Are Contentp. 33
Fields of Meaningp. 34
Sharing Fieldsp. 35
The Intelligence of the Heartp. 36
Insight-Intelligence and Beginner's Mindp. 39
Play--The Optimum State
The Intelligence of Playp. 41
Play As Learningp. 42
Authentic Play--Four perspectivesp. 43
Safe Enough to Play
The Safe Placep. 47
Basic Trustp. 50
A Lifetime of Experience in a Glancep. 52
The Learning Channel We Call Bondingp. 53
Primary Learning and Conditioningp. 57
Play, Practice, and Workp. 58
Play Ages and Stages
Smilesp. 61
High Chair Playp. 62
Toddlersp. 62
Storytellingp. 63
Monkey See--Monkey Dop. 63
Child of the Dreamp. 64
Play-Talkp. 64
Three's a Crowdp. 65
Rough and Tumblep. 66
Groupiesp. 68
No Grown-ups Allowed!p. 68
Do It Yourself!p. 69
Television and Computer Playp. 70
The Art of Playp. 72
Adult Playp. 73
Abstract Playp. 74
Transcendent Play, Sacred Playp. 75
Rewards and Punishments
Conforming to Expected Patternsp. 75
It Is All About Controlp. 79
Our Contest Culturep. 80
Approval of Othersp. 82
What Will They Think of Me?p. 83
Play Deprivation and Violencep. 85
Focusing on the Scorep. 86
Whacking, Spanking and Corporal Punishmentp. 86
Athletics and the Intelligence of Play
Adulterating Free Playp. 89
Intrinsic (Inside) vs. Extrinsic (Outside) Motivationp. 92
Following the Leaderp. 95
Little Leaguep. 96
Winning and Losingp. 97
Magical Parents--Magical Athletesp. 99
Watching with Wonderp. 102
The Coachp. 103
Expanding Our Boundariesp. 104
Transforming Ourselves--Transforming Culture
Our Brave New Industrial Mindp. 106
Principles for Peak Performance and Optimum Learning
Taking the Lid Off Development, a Candid Dialogue: Joseph Chilton Pearce and Michael Mendizzap. 113
Introduction to Principlesp. 126
Guidelinesp. 128
Becoming Multi-Dimensional Human Beingsp. 128
Being Attentive to Being (the model imperative)p. 129
Safe Enough to Play (protecting, belonging, the safe place)p. 131
Invite the Unexpected (suspending assumptions)p. 133
Take Your Cues from the Child (the art of listening & observing)p. 135
Responding Deeply and Completely (the awakening of intelligence)p. 137
Imagine (more on television & computers)p. 139
Renewing (reincarnating now)p. 146
Playful Parenting--The Optimum Learning Relationshipp. 148
San Franciscop. 153
Santa Cruzp. 173
Nevada Cityp. 187
Touch the Future Interview Indexp. 203
Recomended Video Programs
Featuring Joseph Chilton Pearce
Reaching Beyond Magical Child, Six One-Hour Programsp. 204
Mother-Infant Bonding and The Intelligence of the Heartp. 205
Discovering the Intelligence of Playp. 206
Golf and The Intelligence of Playp. 207
The Origins of Love and Violencep. 208
Babies Know More Than You Thinkp. 209
Indexp. 210
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ISBN: 9781556434976
ISBN-10: 1556434979
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 1st May 2004
Publisher: North Atlantic Books,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 18.4  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1

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