Synopses & Reviews
Every parent wants to raise a bright, happy, and moral child, but until Stanley Greenspan investigated the building blocks of cognitive, social, emotional, and moral development, no one could show parents how and when these qualities begin. In this book Dr. Greenspan, the internationally admired child psychiatrist, identifies the six key experiences that enable children to reach their full potential. In Building Healthy Minds, he draws upon discoveries made in his research and practice as he describes the many ways in which games, fantasy play, and conversations with and without words encourage this development. No one has looked so deeply into the very earliest stages of human development, and no other book makes such vital and effective information available to every parent.
An internationally admired child psychiatrist identifies the six key experiences that enable children to reach their full potential. Drawing on discoveries made in his research and practice, he describes the many ways in which games, fantasy play, and conversations aid intellectual and emotional development.
The book that applies Dr. Greenspan's developmental theories to a child's everyday life-with practical, delightful, deeply insightful observations and advice.
About the Author
Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D., author of the widely used and praised books The Challenging Child and (with Serena Wieder, Ph.D.) Engaging Autism, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at George Washington University Medical School and lives in Bethesda, Maryland.