Practice to make a difference.

Raising Drug Free Kids

In this book, a developmental psychologist gives parents tips for keeping children of all ages away from drugs and alcohol. In a country where an estimated 25 per cent of teenagers use illegal substances on a monthly basis, parents are right to be concerned about setting their children on a drug-free course. While much advice handed out these days focuses on teen behaviour and what to do once drugs have become a problem in the home, Raising Drug Free Kids takes an innovative approach and focuses instead on preventative measures that can be developed early on in a child's life. Developmental psychologist and parent educator Aletha Solter provides parents with simple, easy-to-use tools to build a solid foundation for children to say no to drugs. Organized by age group, from preschool through young adulthood, the 100 handy tips will show parents how to help their children to: feel good about themselves without an artificial high cope with stress so they won't turn to drugs to relax respect their bodies so they will reject harmful substances have close family connections so they won't feel desperate to belong to a group and, take healthy risks (like outdoor adventures) so they won't need to take dangerous ones.

Aletha Solter, PhD is a Swiss/American developmental psychologist who studied with Jean Piaget in Switzerland before earning a PhD in psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her specialist areas are attachment, psychological trauma, and non-punitive discipline.

What differentiates her work is that it combines attachment parenting principles with an understanding of the impact of stress and trauma, and thus her work is apparently able to help families who are struggling with sleep, discipline, and emotional health issues that other approaches have been unable to resolve.

Her first book The Aware Baby has sold over 150,000 copies worldwide. Subsequent publications are Helping Young Children FlourishTears and Tantrums, Raising Drug-Free Kids, and Attachment Play.

In 1990 she founded The Aware Parenting Institute, an international organization with certified instructors in many countries

.

Raising Drug Free Kids

Author: Aletha Solter

$25.95 Add to Cart

Customers who Purchased this item also purchased

  • How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk

    How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk

    by Adele Faber

    *30th Anniversary Edition* *Updated with new insights from the next generation* You can stop fighting with your children! Here is the bestselling book that will give you the know-how you need to be more effective with your children—and more supportive of yourself. Enthusiastically praised by parents and professionals around the world, the down-to-earth, respectful approach of Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish makes relationships with children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding. Now, in this thirtieth-anniversary edition, these award-winning experts share their latest insights and suggestions based on feedback they’ve... More info

    $30.99 Add to Cart
  • Child-Centered Play Therapy Workbook: A Self-Directed Guide for Professionals

    Child-Centered Play Therapy Workbook: A Self-Directed Guide for Professionals

    by Jodi A Mullen and June M Rickl

    This indispensable workbook successfully combines the foundational content needed to orient play therapists to the child-centered approach with an engaging series of reflective and experiential activities designed to help develop therapeutic competence. The many activities included here allow readers to engage in an interactive process to learn the philosophy and skills of child-centered play therapy: seeing the world through the child’s eyes, empathizing, tracking, setting limits, recognizing childhood as culture, identifying themes and stages of therapy, and more. Throughout, the authors provide a personal backdrop for learning and living the child-centered play... More info

    $59.50 Add to Cart
  • Safe and Peaceful Schools: Addressing Conflict and Eliminating Violence

    Safe and Peaceful Schools: Addressing Conflict and Eliminating Violence

    by John Winslade and Michael Will

    In today’s culture where bullying and violence are on the rise, we know that children who are afraid or anxious are in no state of mind to learn. If you are serious about creating a safe school climate conducive to learning, this book will show you how. Written by counseling experts, Safe and Peaceful Schools provides a variety of research-based techniques to help students, school counsellors, psychologists, administrators, and other educators develop conflict resolution skills that reduce the need for disciplinary action. Each chapter addresses a mode of practice for... More info

    $74.00 Add to Cart