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Nurture the nature : understanding and supporting your child's unique core personality

Author: Michael Gurian
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : John Wiley & Sons/Jossey-Bass, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Explains how to understand one's child's unique personality, or "core nature," and how to nurture it at each stage from infancy to early adulthood.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Gurian
ISBN: 9780787986339 078798633X
OCLC Number: 76828778
Description: xiv, 352 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction : rediscovering our children --
Your child's nature --
Nurture the nature of your child --
Essential parenting --
A special feature for moms and dads with newborns : ten tips for nurturing the nature of your baby --
pt. 1. Protecting the nature of your child --
1. Escaping the social trends parenting system --
What is chronic stress in the American family? --
The social trends parenting system --
Nurturing your child's nature --
Getting started --
2. Understanding the core nature of your child --
Using nature-based theory in your family --
The myth of the blank slate child --
Eight new sciences that can help you understand your child's core nature --
Creating a profile of your child's core nature --
Your essential parenting blueprint --
"Who am I?" pt. 2. Nurturing the nature of your child --
3. Nurturing the nature of your infant --
Preview of essential developmental tasks --
Information essential to nurturing the core nature of your infant --
Natural differences between infant boys and girls --
A revolution in parenting --
Essential mothers, essential fathers --
Parents-beyond-parents --
The importance of the mother-infant bond --
Burning question : can vaccinations harm my infant? --
Parenting as a spiritual discipline --
4. Nurturing the nature of your two- to three-year-old --
Preview of essential developmental tasks --
Information essential to nurturing the core nature of your toddler --
Natural differences between toddler girls and boys --
The importance of play, order, and discipline --
Self-awareness of your own core nature --
Burning question : how do I handle tantrums? --
"She was a handful!" --
5. Nurturing the nature of your four- to six-year-old --
Preview of essential developmental tasks --
Information essential to nurturing the core nature of your four- to six-year-old --
Natural differences between boys and girls age four to six --
Handling sibling rivalry --
Helping your self-educating child ask, "who am I?" --
Redefining food, shelter, and clothing --
Burning question : how do I find the best school for my four- to six-year-old? --
Moving forward with both peace and excitement --
6. Nurturing the nature of your seven- to ten-year-old --
Preview of essential developmental tasks --
Information essential to nurturing the core nature of your seven- to ten-year-old --
Natural differences between school-age girls and boys --
Focusing on the art of relationship to protect your child's core nature --
Protecting a child's core nature by creating symbiotic marriage or symbiotic divorce --
Burning question: how much media is too much? --
The courage of parents. pt. 3. Nurturing the nature of your adolescent --
7. Nurturing the nature of your eleven- to fourteen-year-old --
Preview of essential developmental tasks --
Information essential to nurturing the core nature of your pubescent child --
Natural differences between early adolescent boys and girls --
Helping your pubescent child through early adolescent adaptations of core nature --
Joining together to link fathers and men to early adolescents --
Burning question : how do I protect my early adolescent's self-esteem? --
Moving forward with pride --
8. Nurturing the nature of your fifteen- to eighteen-year-old --
Preview of essential developmental tasks --
Information essential to nurturing the core nature of your middle adolescent --
Natural differences between middle adolescent girls and boys --
Adapting your family to accommodate your middle adolescent's individuation of core nature --
Helping adolescents through crisis --
Burning question : what is the best way to handle peer groups? --
Becoming a woman, becoming a man --
9. Nurturing the nature of your adolescent of nineteen and older --
Preview of essential developmental tasks --
Information essential to nurturing the core nature of your late adolescent --
Natural differences between young men and young women --
Identifying and helping young men and young women who lack a mission in life --
Burning question : why are young people maturing so much later than we did? --
The mission in life --
Epilogue --
Appendixes --
A. Principles of nature-based families --
B. Tracking your child's core personality through genetics : how to draw and understand a genogram --
C. More help with food, shelter, and clothing : a discussion starter for parent groups --
Notes and references --
Bibliography --
The Gurian Institute --
About the author --
Index.
Responsibility: Michael Gurian.
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