Help Your Child Develop Emotional Literacy The parents' guide to happy children

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-11-30
  • Publisher: Network Continuum
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This book shows how parents can facilitate their child's emotional and mental well being right from the start. It explains emotional literacy and draws on recent research to offer parents advice and to provide practical step-by-step activities for developing emotional and mental health in their children, from birth to adulthood.

Author Biography

Dr Betty Rudd, co-director of Hygeia Health Limited, is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, Specialist Teacher and parent of four. She was in the original team which brought Circle Time from the USA to the UK and is named by the British Psychological Society as a specialist in emotional literacy and body language. Consequently, she is sought after by national and international media for her comments on these issues. Betty helped to write the government document Every Child Matters, and is listed in Who's Who in the World for her outstanding contributions in her field of endeavour. Her latest book Talking is for All will be published by Sage in 2008.

Table of Contents

What is emotional development?
The meaning of emotional literacy.
Why is emotional literacy important?
Reasons for promoting emotionally healthy children.
Who benefits from developing emotionally?
Powerful personal and social development for a better world.
Where can emotional development happen?
Practical ways to raise emotional health whatever the location.
When is emotional literacy used?
Allow children to honestly use their emotions intelligently any time.
How can emotional wellness be encouraged?
Help children deal with strong feelings, problem-solve and communicate effectively.
Pre-school children
Enhancing mental health from birth to four years.
Five to seven year olds
Engaging your five to sevens in emotionally healthy interactions.
Eight to twelve years
Ways to enrich eight to twelve years olds' emotional wellness.
How to help your teenagers grow emotionally healthy.
Useful resources
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