How Parents Can Stop Childhood Behavioral and Emotional Problems Before They Start.
All parents understand the importance of prevention when it comes to the physical health and safety of their children. But when it comes to emotional problems, most parents tend to start paying attention only when signs of maladjustment appear on the horizon. Depression, eating disorders, behavioral problems, school underachievement, shyness, and more come into focus only when the child displays disruptive symptoms. Why wait to undo a problem when you can keep it from occurring all together?
Child psychologist Lawrence Shapiro highlights the critical moments and stages in every child's development at which parents should take a proactive role. Using research findings, assertive suggestions, and lively narrative examples, Shapiro gives parents the tools needed to make a difference in their child's long-term happiness.