books about infant and child development

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The Secret of Happy Children  Steve Biddulph

A humorous, easy read, giving insight into what is happening in children's minds and practical ideas about what to do about it. Subjects covered include: stopping tantrums before they start, dealing with shyness, kids and TV, food and behavior, and how to deal with whining. Written parents, but also useful for those who work with young children.

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What's going on in there? How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life  Lise Eliot

What's Going on in There? presents a comprehensive overview of current scientific knowledge about infant and early childhood brain development with impressive depth and clarity. Eliot, a neuroscientist and mother of three, starts her immensely intelligent labor of love with a richly detailed yet accessible tour of the growing embryo, guiding readers through the developing sensory, motor, emotional and cognitive systems. You'll understand the inner workings of the brain like never before. You'll learn the latest thinking on the nature vs. nurture question. You'll gain invaluable insights into the evolution of the senses, motor skills, social and emotional growth, memory, language and intelligence.

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The Attachment Parenting Book: A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Child

William Sears, MD. and Martha Sears, RN. 0316778095

Dr William Sears, pediatrician and proponent of 'attachment parenting', explains in this book how how this style of parenting improves development, makes discipline easier, and promotes long-term independence  Attachment parenting is a highly intuitive, high-touch style of parenting that encourages a strong early attachment, and advocates consistent parental responsiveness to babies' dependency needs. Rather than give parents a strict set of rules about when to breastfeed or when to respond to a cry, The Sears' approach encourages parents to learn and work with their baby's particular cues. There is further information on attachment parenting for working parents and on weaning your child from attachment parenting, along with the scientific research that explains why attachment parenting works.

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books about mapping

books about circle time

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children's books for developing emotional intelligence:

For early years

For ages 5 to 8 years

For ages 9 to 11 years

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