What does a typical three-year-old think about and feel? What can you anticipate from your five-year-old about to begin school? What does it mean that your eight-year-old seems to lie regularly?
Your Child takes you step-by-step through the developmental milestones of childhood, discussing specific questions and concerns and examining more troublesome problems. From choosing your baby's doctor to dealing with steep problems, from helping a child develop selfesteem to discerning when certain behaviors call for professional help -- and how to find it -- this book offers comprehensive and accessible information for parents on the emotional, behavioral, and cognitive development of children from infancy through the preadolescent years. Expertly and definitively offering practical advice and invaluable information, Your Child will guide you through every stage of your child's growth and help you meet the daily challenges of parenting.
About the Author
David Pruitt, M.D., editor-in-chief, is past president of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, with over 6,600 members, is the leading national association of physicians dedicated to the healthy mental development of children and adolescents.
pt. 1. The life of a child. Infancy : the first year of life -- Toddlerhood : the child at ages one and two -- The preschool years : ages three, four, and five -- The elementary school years : ages six through eleven -- pt. 2. Day-to-day problem behaviors. Challenges at home -- The family redefined -- School-related concerns -- The child and the community -- The child with chronic illness -- pt. 3. Serious problems and abnormalities. Emotional disorders -- Disruptive behavior disorders -- Developmental disorders -- Psychotic disorders -- Sleep disorders -- pt. 4. Seeking help. How and when to seek help -- What are the treatment options? -- Appendix A: Psychiatric medications -- Appendix B: Medical, psychological, educational, and developmental tests -- Appendix C: Glossary.
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 13th October 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia