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Have you ever stepped back to watch what really goes on when your children play? As psychologist Lawrence J. Cohen points out, play is childrens way of exploring the world, communicating deep feelings, getting close to those they care about, working through stressful situations, and simply blowing off steam. Thats 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 babys 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.

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Winner of the 2001 NAPPA Gold Award for distinction as a parenting resource book, "Playful Parenting" offers an exciting new approach to raising children.<P>Have you ever stepped back to watch what really goes on when your children play? As psychologist Lawrence Cohen points out, play is every child's way of exploring the world, communicating deep feelings, getting close to those they care about, working through stress, and simply blowing off steam. In "Playful Parenting," Dr. Cohen discusses how to get down on the floor and join children on their own terms, in ways that will help nurture close connections, solve behavior problems, and encourage confidence — whether it's gazing deep into a baby's eyes, playing chase with a toddler, fantasy play with a grade-schooler, or reducing a totally cool teenager to helpless laughter.

About the Author

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.

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Marija, November 14, 2010 (view all comments by Marija)
I think this is a fantastic book for parents who want to really "work with" their children and understand them. I love this book. Sadly, I loaned it out and never got it back so I guess one of my friends liked it as much as I did. I highly recommend it because it has lots of fun and creative ideas for building a close relationship with your children and eliminating power struggles.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345442864
Author:
Cohen, Lawrence J.
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Author:
Cohen, Lawrence J.
Author:
Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D.
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Parenting
Subject:
Play
Subject:
Games
Subject:
Parenting - General
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st trade pbk ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.14x5.54x.77 in. .56 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Winner of the 2001 NAPPA Gold Award for distinction as a parenting resource book, "Playful Parenting" offers an exciting new approach to raising children.<P>Have you ever stepped back to watch what really goes on when your children play? As psychologist Lawrence Cohen points out, play is every child's way of exploring the world, communicating deep feelings, getting close to those they care about, working through stress, and simply blowing off steam. In "Playful Parenting," Dr. Cohen discusses how to get down on the floor and join children on their own terms, in ways that will help nurture close connections, solve behavior problems, and encourage confidence — whether it's gazing deep into a baby's eyes, playing chase with a toddler, fantasy play with a grade-schooler, or reducing a totally cool teenager to helpless laughter.
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