Raising Kids in the 21st Century: The Science of Psychological Health for Children
September 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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Informative and practical, Raising Kids in the21st Century proves an invaluable guidebook and resource for parents, educators, students and clinicians. ( Change, Houston Edition, August 2009)
Well written and geared to a broad audience, this straightforward, jargon-free book offers a detailed, step-by-step guide to promoting good psychological health in children from infancy to late adolescence. Many researchers that Hall (Univ. of Houston, Clear Lake) cites will be familiar to those well versed in developmental psychology. The author grounds her advice on commonsense values and reinforces them with relevant research. Vignettes of real-life family situations at the beginning of each chapter are charming. This will be an excellent introductory resource both for those beginning their studies in developmental psychology and for new parents anxious to do the right thing for their child. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readers, all levels. -- D. J. Winchester, Yeshiva University (Choice, February 2009)"What does psychological science have to tell us about raising children? Quite a lot, actually, although converting the science to everyday practice is more easily said than done. This is what Sharon Hall does so wonderfully in Raising Kids in the 21st Century. Hall translates theory and research in child development into everyday language for parents, showing them how to promote good "Ph" (psychological health) in their children, starting at birth and continuing through adolescence."
–David F. Bjorklund, Florida Atlantic University
"In this timely, important, and engagingly written book, Hall presents cutting-edge information about how to promote positive development among children and adolescents. This book is a vital resource for parents, practitioners, and students of human development."
–Richard M. Lerner, Tufts University