This succinct guide for parents and carers is about nurturing the development of your child’s self-esteem and relationships with others. It provides a practical approach to child-rearing from infancy through to adolescence, and is based on sound psychological and child development principles.
In addition to being of benefit to parents this book is a resource for anyone working with children and adolescents, including teachers and therapists. It aims to enhance positive communication in order to foster healthy relationships. The book emphasizes the importance of early experiences and relationships in the development of healthy self-esteem. Practical suggestions are given for managing difficult behaviour. A chapter on bullying and personal responsibility is included.
This book is practical, easy to follow and provides a ready reference to empower parents and carers to nurture the development of happy and confident individuals.
“Your Child’s Development” has been specifically written for parents by Dr Sandra Johnson, key author of a book for doctors called “A Clinical Handbook on Child Development Paediatrics”.
Dr Johnson is a developmental paediatrician who, having worked in the field of child development for over 26 years at various international teaching hospitals, draws from a breadth of clinical and teaching experience. She is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney Medical School in the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health. She teaches child development to medical students, paediatric trainees, doctors and allied health professionals.