Much research has been done into the benefits of touch for children. Touch can relax a child’s mind and body, increase their attentiveness and boost the immune system, among many other benefits.
Calm Kids—Massage Stories For Children has been developed with a child’s language in mind. Storytelling is a wonderful method of communicating with children during massage.
The 50 easy to use massage stories in this book offer children the opportunity for individual attention which can enhance a child’s awareness of being loved, respected and safe which in turn boosts self-esteem.
It is the author’s desire that through the use of this book, children worldwide can experience the benefit of healthy touch between parent and child, or child and child.
An internationally known researcher presents a comprehensive, illustrated analysis of mother-infant interactions. Using video microanalysis which captures moment-to-moment sequences of interactions, Beatrice Beebe and her colleagues have turned their lens on the most primary of relationships, mother and infant. This process becomes a “social microscope,” enabling readers to see subtle details of interactions which are too rapid and complex to grasp in real time with the naked eye. These moment-to-moment sequences teach us to see how both infant and mother affect each other. We see that infants at four months are... More info
Approximately 300 school principals and deputy principals from across Australia and New Zealand met in a national forum in 1999 to address the pressing issue of boys’ education. This book is the result of that forum. It includes 16 case studies from public and private, rural and urban, and primary and secondary schools. Steve Biddulph is one of the world’s best known parent educators. A psychologist for 25 years, he is now retired but continues to write and teach. Also available from Steve Biddulph: Raising Girls Raising Boys The New... More info
Theraplay® is an attachment-focused model of parenting that helps parents to understand and relate to their child. Based on a sequence of play activities that are rooted in neuroscience, Theraplay offers a fun and easy way for parents and children to connect. Theraplay is particularly effective with looked after and adopted children. *Contents:* Acknowledgements. Foreword by Phyllis Booth (Co-founder of Theraplay). Foreword by Dafna Lender (Programme Director, The Theraplay Institute). Introduction. PART ONE: What is Theraplay? 1. What is Theraplay? 2. Getting Closer to Your Child. 3. Structure. 4.... More info