Stress and Your Child

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Stress and Your Child

By Bettie B. Youngs; Betty Youngs

Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780449909027, 352pp.

Publication Date: August 14, 1998

Description

GIVE YOUR CHILDREN BACK THEIR CHILDHOOD.
We like to think of childhood as a carefree, relaxed time of life, but the truth is, children today experience more stress than ever before: parents' fast-paced lifestyles, the frequent breakup of families, urban crime, schools in turmoil, and a host of other problems. However, according to Bettie B. Youngs, Ph.D., Ed.D, one of America's most admired experts on child psychology, children--by mastering skills of coping and self-awareness--can actually draw vitality from stress and channel it to promote health, fitness, and self-esteem.
Stress and Your Child helps parents understand the pressures that their children face and explores the essential ways to reduce, manage, and prevent stress from birth to age twenty. Dr. Youngs leads parents through each stage of their child's emotional and social development and teaches them:
-- How to recognize the physical and emotional signs of stress in children
-- How to understand school-related stress, including social pressures, personal safety, and test-taking
-- How parental stress affects children--and what parents can do to alleviate t
-- How teaching kids self-esteem and emotional honesty can help them cope wth stress
-- How diet, physical activity, and realistic schedules can help to minimize stress in children
Stress and Your Child is an invaluable parenting guide. No family can afford to be without it!



About the Author
BETTIE B. YOUNGS, PH.D., ED.D., a former Teacher of the Year, is a professional speaker and the internationally renowned author of nineteen books translated into twenty-nine languages. Along with her daughter, Jennifer Leigh Youngs, she is the coauthor of the runaway bestseller, Taste Berries for Teens: Inspirational Short Stories and Encouragement on Life, Love, Friendship and Tough Issues; and Taste Berries for Teens Journal: My Thoughts on Life, Love and Making a Difference. She has appeared frequently on CNN, NBC Nightly News and Oprah. The Washington Post, USA Today, Redbook, McCall's, Family Circle, Working Woman, U.S. News and World Report and Parents Magazine all have recognized her work. Her acclaimed books include Safeguarding Your Teenager from the Dragons of Life; Taste-Berry Tales; the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Gifts of the Heart; and the award-winning Values from the Heartland.



Praise For Stress and Your Child

"Enormously impressive. Its analysis of the nature of stress and its recommendations for helping children are brilliantly developed and presented."--Norman Cousins