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Child Psychology and Development for Dummies


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Introduction. Part I: Understanding Children: The Big Picture. Chapter 1: Exploring Child Psychology. Chapter 2: What Makes Kids Tick? Chapter 3: Goals of Growing Up. Part II: Watching Kids Grow. Chapter 4: Pregnancy, Delivery, and the First Year. Chapter 5: Tackling the Toddler Years (Ages 1?4). Chapter 6: The Middle Childhood Years (Ages 5 ? 12). Chapter 7: Traversing the Teen Years (Ages 13?18). Part III: Growing Great Kids. Chapter 8: Creating Functional Families. Chapter 9: Optimizing Education. Chapter 10: Building the Right Village for Kids. Part IV: Spotting Troubled Development. Chapter 11: Facing Physical Problems. Chapter 12: Understanding Problems That Interfere with Learning. Chapter 13: Addressing Autism Spectrum Disorders. Chapter 14: Emotional Disorders. Chapter 15: Exploring Behavior Disorders. Chapter 16: Looking at Trauma and Abuse. Part V: Getting the Right Therapies. Chapter 17: Types of Therapy That Work. Chapter 18: Enhancing Educators? Efforts. Chapter 19: Knowing What Parents Can Do. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Calm Kids Down. Chapter 21: Ten Signs of Gifted Kids. Chapter 22: Ten Signs That a Kid Needs Help. Appendix: Developmental Milestones. Index.

About the Author

Laura L. Smith, PhD, is a clinical and school psychologist. Charles H. Elliott, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Together they have written several books, including Borderline Personality Disorder For Dummies and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder For Dummies.

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