PSYCHVINE

Category: Child Psychology

Mashed potatoes—one of our favorite holiday foods.  Green bean casserole, yum.  Turkey, a must along with the required stuffing.  Cranberry sauce, naturally.  Piping hot rolls with loads of real butter, just the thought makes our mouths water.  Pies in abundance—pecan, apple, cherry, sweet potato (with marshmallows of course) and pumpkin with whipped cream.  It’s so easy to overindulge and costs can include discomfort, bloating, fatigue, and regret.  For most people, they consider it a one day binge and well worth…

At the beginning of the 6th grade school year, Stevie was interested in the latest video game, sports, and playing outside in his neighborhood. Stevie convinced his parents that he didn’t need daycare after school this year. He said that he could easily spend two hours hanging out with his friends, getting started on his homework, and making his own snack. Stevie had always been responsible, so his parents agreed. And they could use the extra money they used to…

Many of our clients and colleagues over the years have approached us and asked, “So, why do you write books in the For Dummies series?” It’s sort of a natural question since we’ve written seven books for Wiley’s popular series and we’re just finishing final edits on an eighth. We certainly didn’t begin our careers with the idea of writing these books in mind; rather, we sort of fell into it. We’ve also written books for other publishers and may…

Over the years, Laura and I have worked with many kids consumed by anxiety and/or obsessive compulsive disorder. The parents of kids with anxiety are usually loving and concerned. These parents want to do anything they can to help their kids. They ask us what they can do. An important first step is to stop doing what seems to be a natural, caring response to a child’s fears. Most parents resist this advice at first and have difficulty following it…

Childhood Psychology

 An essential guide for parents, teachers, and caregivers, Child Psychology & Development For Dummies provides an informational guide to cognitive development at every stage of a child’s life, as well as expert tips and guidance on how to recognize and get help for the cognitive barriers that impede learning and development. Grasp a child’s cognitive development, detect abnormalities, and learn what to do next.The nuts and bolts — delve into the soup of kids’ development, including biology, psychology, learning, environment…