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The Tavistock Clinic - Understanding Your Child

Edited by Jonathan Bradley, MA, MACP, MCCP

Co-published with The Tavistock Clinic

The Tavistock Clinic has an international reputation as a centre of excellence for training, clinical mental health work, research and scholarship. Written by professionals working in the Child and Family and the Adolescent Departments, the guides in this series present balanced and sensitive advice that will help adults to become, or to feel that they are, “good enough” parents. Each book concentrates on a key transition in a child’s life from birth to adolescence, looking especially at how parents’ emotions and experiences interact with those of their children. The titles in the Understanding Your Child series are essential reading for new and experienced parents, relatives, friends and carers, as well as for the multi-agency professionals who are working to support children and their families.

Understanding 10-11-Year-Olds

Understanding 10-11-Year-Olds

Rebecca Bergese

Understanding 10-11-Year-Olds introduces the challenges that face children as they start to make their transition from childhood into adolescence. more »

2008, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-674-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 80pp

Subjects: Education, Parenting, Health, Social Work and Social Care, Psychiatry and Psychology

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, children, education, emotions, families, parenting, psychology

Understanding 8-9-Year-Olds

Understanding 8-9-Year-Olds

Biddy Youell

Understanding 8-9-Year-Olds describes how children grow and change as they move further away from reliance on home and family, out into the world of school and community. more »

2008, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-673-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 80pp

Subjects: Education, Parenting, Health, Social Work and Social Care, Psychiatry and Psychology

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, education, emotions, families, parenting, psychology

Understanding Your Young Child with Special Needs

Understanding Your Young Child with Special Needs

Pamela Bartram

Understanding Your Young Child with Special Needs explores the developmental impact of disability on normal stages of child development, and examines the complex nature of the emotional bonds between parents and their children with special needs. more »

2007, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-533-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 80pp

Subjects: Education, Parenting, Health, Social Work and Social Care, Psychiatry and Psychology

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychology, education, emotions, parenting, psychology

Understanding 4-5-Year-Olds

Understanding 4-5-Year-Olds

Lesley Maroni

Understanding 4-5-year-olds gives a thoughtful overview of the challenges that children face as they gradually move away from a strong attachment to their families and turn towards the wider world of school and life outside the family. more »

2007, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-534-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 80pp

Subjects: Education, Parenting, Health, Social Work and Social Care, Psychiatry and Psychology

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, education, emotions, families, parenting, psychology

Understanding 6-7-Year-Olds

Understanding 6-7-Year-Olds

Corinne Aves

What challenges do 6-7-year-olds face as they learn new skills and face different social situations? How do their perceptions of the world change? How can we best support them in their move towards greater independence? more »

2006, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-467-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 80pp

Subjects: Education, Parenting, Health, Social Work and Social Care, Psychiatry and Psychology

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, education, emotions, families, parenting, psychology

Understanding 12-14-Year-Olds

Understanding 12-14-Year-Olds

Margot Waddell

How much independence should parents allow teenagers who claim rights and privileges, show excessive confidence and test the boundaries of discipline? How can parents handle the physical and emotional changes in their adolescent child? more »

2005, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-367-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 96pp

Subjects: Parenting, Health, Social Work and Social Care

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, education, emotions, families, parenting, psychology

Understanding Your Three-Year-Old

Understanding Your Three-Year-Old

Louise Emanuel

What changes when a young child begins to leave toddlerhood behind? How do you keep track of your child's good and bad experiences at nursery and kindergarten and support her through them? What is the best way to cope with temper tantrums, and why do they happen? more »

2004, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-243-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 96pp

Subjects: Parenting, Health, Social Work and Social Care

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, children, education, emotions, families, parenting, psychology

Understanding Your Baby

Understanding Your Baby

Sophie Boswell

Why do some mothers and babies take to breast feeding while others don't? And what are the emotions involved for mother and baby when the baby rejects a feed, or when breast feeding stops? What happens when parents and their babies have to negotiate separations, or deal with night-time crying?... more »

2004, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-242-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 80pp

Subjects: Parenting, Health, Social Work and Social Care

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, children, education, emotions, families, parenting

Understanding Your Two-Year-Old

Understanding Your Two-Year-Old

Lisa Miller

What makes children in their 'terrible twos' behave as they do? How can parents decide when their child is ready for day care, and manage their child's transition to a trusted child minder? Lisa Miller guides parents through their two-year-old's development, from how to deal with a 'bossy... more »

2004, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-288-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 64pp

Subjects: Parenting, Health, Social Work and Social Care

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, children, education, emotions, families, parenting, psychology

Understanding Your One-Year-Old

Understanding Your One-Year-Old

Sarah Gustavus Jones

How does the world look to a one-year-old? When your child doesn't have words to explain things to you, how can you begin to understand how she feels? How do you support and understand your very young child as his independence increases and he starts to become a toddler, beginning to learn to... more »

2004, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-241-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 80pp

Subjects: Parenting, Health, Social Work and Social Care

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, children, education, emotions, families, parenting, psychology