Playful Parenting
Playful Parenting  -     By: Lawrence J. Cohen
Buy Item $14.40 Retail: $16.00 Save 10% ($1.60)
In Stock
Stock No: WW442864
Ballantine Books / 2002 / Paperback
Quantity:

Add To Cart


Add To Wishlist
Quantity:


Add To Cart


Wishlist

Playful Parenting

Ballantine Books / 2002 / Paperback

In Stock
Stock No: WW442864


Product Close-up
This product is not available for expedited shipping.
* This product is available for shipment only to the USA.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: 2002
Dimensions: 8.14 X 5.54 X 0.77 (inches)
ISBN: 0345442865
ISBN-13: 9780345442864

Publisher's Description


Have you ever stepped back to watch what really goes on when your children play? As psychologist Lawrence J. Cohen points out, play is children’s way of exploring the world, communicating deep 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–and help them to

• Express and understand complex emotions
• Break through shyness, anger, and fear
• Empower themselves and respect diversity
• Play their way through sibling rivalry
• Cooperate without power struggles

From eliciting a giggle during baby’s first game of peekaboo to cracking jokes with a teenager while hanging out at the mall, Playful Parenting is a complete guide to using play to raise confident children. Written with love and humor, brimming with good advice and revealing anecdotes, and grounded in the latest research, this book will make you laugh even as it makes you wise in the ways of being an effective, enthusiastic parent.

Author Bio

Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph. D., is a clinical psychologist specializing in children's play, play therapy, and parenting. He is the coauthor, with Michael Thompson and Catherine O'Neill Grace, of Best Friends, Worst Enemies, a book about children's friendships and peer relations. He is also a columnist for The Boston Globe. Dr. Cohen leads Playful Parenting workshops for parents, teachers, and child-care professionals. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts, with his wife, Anne, and their daughter, Emma.


From the Hardcover edition.

Editorial Reviews

“A welcome reminder that the serious business of parenthood also can be fun.”
–Seattle Post-Intelligencer


“A MAGICAL AND INSPIRING READ.”
–MICHAEL THOMPSON, Ph.D.
Coauthor of Best Friends, Worst Enemies


“READING THIS BOOK, YOU’LL DISCOVER THAT YOU CAN BE CLOSER TO YOUR CHILDREN AND CAN ENJOY THEM MORE. . . . You’ll learn what a difference play can make in your relationships and the kind of people your children will become. And, most important, you’ll have fun.”
–Chicago Parent

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask a Question

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Back
×

Ask a Question

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.