Playful Parenting

Parents have heard that play is a child's work—but play is not for kids only. As psychologist Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., demonstrates in this delightful new book, play can be the basis for an innovative and rewarding approach to parenting.

Playful Parenting

Playful Parenting

Parents have heard that play is a child's work—but play is not for kids only. As psychologist Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., demonstrates in this delightful new book, play can be the basis for an innovative and rewarding approach to parenting. From eliciting a giggle during baby's first game of peek-a-boo to cracking jokes with a teenager while hanging out at the mall, Playful Parenting is a complete guide to using play to raise strong, confident children. Have you ever stepped back to watch what really goes on when your children play? As Dr. Cohen points out, play is children's complex and fluid way of exploring the world, communicating hard-to-express feelings, getting close to those they care about, working through stressful situations, and simply blowing off steam. That's why "playful parenting" is so important and so successful in building strong, close bonds between parents and children. Through play we join our kids in their world. We help them express and understand deep emotions, foster connection, aid the process of emotional healing--and have a great time ourselves while we're at it. Anyone can be a playful parent--all it takes is a sense of adventure and a willingness to let down your guard and try something new. After identifying why it can be hard for adults to play, Dr. Cohen discusses how to get down on the floor and join children on their own terms. He covers games, activities, and playful interactions that parents can enjoy with children of all ages, whether it's gazing deep into a baby's eyes, playing chase with a toddler, fantasy play with a grade schooler, or reducing a totally cool teenager to helpless laughter. Playful Parenting also includes illuminating chapters on how to use play to build a child's confidence and self-esteem, how to play through sibling rivalry, and how play can become a part of loving discipline. Written with love and humor, brimming with good advice and revealing anecdotes, and grounded in the latest research, Playful Parenting will make you laugh even as it makes you wise in the ways of being a happy, effective, enthusiastic parent.

More Books:

Playful Parenting
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Lawrence J. Cohen
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-11-19 - Publisher: Ballantine Books

Parents have heard that play is a child's work—but play is not for kids only. As psychologist Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., demonstrates in this delightful new book, play can be the basis for an innovative and rewarding approach to parenting. From eliciting a giggle during baby's first game of peek-a-boo
Playful Parenting
Language: en
Pages: 317
Authors: Rose Nava Grasselli, Priscilla A. Hegner
Categories: Child rearing
Type: BOOK - Published: 1983 - Publisher: Perigee

Suggests a series of games that parents can play with their infants or toddlers to help their child develop mentally and physically
The Opposite of Worry
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Lawrence J. Cohen
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-09-10 - Publisher: Ballantine Books

“The most helpful book on childhood anxiety I have ever read.”—Michael Thompson, Ph.D. Whether it’s the monster in the closet or the fear that arises from new social situations, school, or sports, anxiety can be especially challenging and maddening for children. And since anxiety has a mind of its own,
Playful Parenting
Language: en
Pages: 270
Authors: Denise Chapman Weston, Mark S. Weston
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993 - Publisher: Tarcher

Offers hundreds of activities to help parents handle discipline in a creative way, and suggests solutions to a variety of the most common problems.
The Playful Parent
Language: en
Pages: 326
Authors: Julia Deering
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014 - Publisher: HarperCollins

The 7-Ways to Play offer a new solution for parents and carers looking to keep young children, from 18 months to 5 years, happily entertained during long days at home. 7 Ways to Play is an activity led parenting guide that shows how to use play as a tool to

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