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    Your Baby and Child by Penelope Leach

    Penelope Leach was educated at Cambridge University and at the London School of Economics, where she received her Ph.D. in psychology, after which she studied many aspects of child development and child-rearing under the auspices of Britain's Medical Research Council. A Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a founding member of the UK branch of the World Association for Infant Mental Health, she works on both sides of the Atlantic and in various capacities for organizations concerned with prenatal care and birth, family-friendly working practices, day care and early-years education. She currently co-directs a major program of research in the UK into the effects of various forms and combinations of care on children's development from birth to school age.


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    Growing into Life A Magna Charta of Youth by Seabury, David

    New York: Horace Liveright. Fair with no dust jacket. 1928. First Edition Thus. Sixth Printing. Hard Cover. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. (xviii), 715 pp .


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    NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children by Bronson, Po; Merryman, Ashley

    Book and dust jacket are in fine condition. The image provided is the actual book I'm offering for sale. No markings or damage to any pages. No sunning. No clips. Structure of the book (covers, binding, spine, hinges) is tight and free of damage. Page block is nice and square. Cut pages. Additional photos will be provided upon request in order to ensure the quality and integrity of your book purchase.


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    Encounters with Autistic States: A Memorial Tribute to Frances Tustin by Mitrani, Theodore (editor); Mitrani, Judith L

    VG condition hardcover with highlighting to several chapters of text, remainder spray to top edge. Illustrated with a few black and white photos, 448 pp. "This remarkable tribute consists of a collection of invaluable papers on subjects close to Tustin's heart that touch on questions at the very core of the human experience. Those who know her work will welcome the opportunity to deepen their understanding of her seminal contributions to psychoanalysis on such issues as psychic autism, hopelessness, despair, awe, ecstasy, and isolation. For those unfamiliar with the thinking of Frances Tustin on regressed and primitive mental states, the book constitutes a found treasure." -Theodore J. Jacobs, M.D, training and supervising analyst, New York Psychoanalytic Institute and New York University Psychoanalytic Institute


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    Academic Therapy magazine Spring 1973 Volume VIII Number 3 by Krippner, Stanley, And Others; Academic Therapy Magazine

    San Rafael, CA: Academic Therapy. Good/No Dj. 1973. First. paperback. Trade Paperback Clean, tight copy of informative quarterly magazine. ``Hyperkinetic" Children on Stimulant Drugs; .


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    GROWING YEARS A Guide to Your Child's Emotional Development from Birth to Adolescence by Rubinstein, Mark

    New York NY: Simon & Schuster. 1987. First Paperback Edition. Softcover. 0671677268 . Very Good with no dust jacket; Edgewear. ; Describes infant development and common behavior problems in children. ; Trade PB; 386 pages .


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    Child Training by Patri, Angelo

    New York: D. Appleton-Century Company. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1922. First Printing. Hard Cover. Publisher's full green cloth, gilt lettering on spine and cover . Lettering on spine slightly faded, else tight, square, unmarked, and clean. VERY GOOD . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 434 pp .


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    Station Wagon In Spain by KEYES, Frances Parkinson

    New York: Farrar, Straus and cudahy. Good/No Dj. 1959. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hardbound. 8vo .


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    YOUTH The Years from Ten to Sixteen by Gesell, Arnold; Frances Ilg and Louise Ames

    New York: Harper and Brothers. 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; DJ is worn and torn at edges. Previous owner's name. ; 542 pages .


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    The Source for Behavior Management in Autism by Reese, Pam Britton; Challener, Nina C

    VG+ condition quarto softcover, name written on front cover. CD included, 158 pp.


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    TO LISTEN TO A CHILD Understanding the Normal Problems of Growing Up by Brazelton, T. Berry

    Reading, MA: Addison Wesley. 1984. Book Club Edition; Sixth Printing. Hardcover. 0201106175 . Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; DJ is worn at edges. ; Book Club Edition; B&W Photographs; 184 pages .


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    CHILD FROM FIVE TO TEN by Gesell, Arnold and Frances Ilg

    New York: Harper and Brothers. 1946. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good with no dust jacket; 475 pages .


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    FIRST THREE YEARS OF LIFE by White, Burton

    New York: Avon. 1978. Tenth Printing. Softcover. 0380018934 . Very Good with no dust jacket; Previous owner's name. Edgewear; Recommends practices conducive to educational development at each stage of the child's physical, cognitive, and social growth. ; B&W Illustrations; 285 pages .


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    Watch Me, I Can Do It! Helping Children Overcome Clumsy and Uncoordinated Motor Skills by Cocks, Neralie

    East Roseville, NSW, Australia: Simon & Schuster (Australia). New. 1996. Revised Edition. Paperback. 073180578X . New, unread, unmarked. Clean and bright. Appendices, index. Line drawings. Life can be very stressful for kids who have trouble coordinating their physical movements. Catching a ball, riding a bicycle or even handwriting, can become mamoth challenges. This book explains the problems these children face, the stages of motor skills development children should pass through, the factors that influence coordination, and how you, the parent, can support and encourage children to improve their coordination. The book provides parents with loads of activities they can do with their child at home. The games are designed to help specific areas of a child's motor development. ; 128 pages .


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    DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD The Preschool Years by Gardner, D. Bruce

    New York: Harper & Row. 1964. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; DJ is worn and torn at edges. DJ flaps clipped; B&W Illustrations; 358 pages .


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    Your Five-Year-Old Sunny and Serene by Ames, Louise Bates & Ilg, Frances L

    New York: Dell Publishing. Fine with no dust jacket. 1979. First Edition. 1. Soft Cover. 0440506735 . Publisher's glossy pictorial wraps. Includes Appendixes, Notes and Index. . Only very minor wear, else as new. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. xiv, 123 pp .


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    The Infant Cry. A Spectrographic and Auditory Analysis. (Clinics in Developmental Medicine No.29). by WASZ-HOCKERT, O / LIND,J / VUORENKOSKI, V / PARTANEN, T / and VALANNE, E

    Spastics International Medical Publications, 1968.. 1st edition. "Everyone responsible for the care of newborn babies recognises the hight pitched cry of the baby with cerebral damage, and many paediatricians are conversant with the cry of the cretin, the growling low pitched cry of the Cornelia de Lange syndrome, the feeble cry of the severely hypotonic infant, the cri du chat, the whimper of the seriously ill child, or the hoarse cry of the child with a laryngeal infection...." 24.5cms x 18.5cms. Pp.42, 35 figure illustrations including 4 black & white photos, 7" vinyl disc (featuring the actual sounds illustrated in the figure illustrations) in pocket to rear. Red cloth spine, brown and red laminated boards slightly rubbed. A scarce item. VG. .


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    Freud's Vienna & Other Essays. by Bruno Bettelheim

    New York, NY Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 1991. Paperback First Edition thus [1991]; First Printing indicated. First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: former owner's name twice at front free end paper; the pages have tanned somewhat, due to aging. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 282pp. Trade Paperback. Rather than produce the proverbial autobiography or memoir - there are already more than enough of those out there - acclaimed psychiatrist Bruno Bettelheim summed up much of his values in an anthology of essays on topics ranging from Freud and psychoanalysis in turn-of-the-century Vienna to the role of television in modern American society. Although nearly all of these essays have appeared elsewhere, they have been assembled in a handy little book for the first time, with many updates and amendments. Overall, the writing is clear and easy to read, something I cannot say for many (if not most) other books by psychiatrists and psychologists I have read; that fact alone, along with the interest Dr. Bettelheim shows for his subject matter, makes the book well worth reading. The book is divided into three parts: On Freud and Psychoanalysis, Children and Myself, and On Jews and the Camps. The first part discusses the formation and growth of the movement in Vienna and how the author came to learn about this revolutionary mode of thinking. Some essays were more interesting than others; for example, I found myself wondering why Dr. Bettlheim chose to include "Two Voices of Freud" and "A Secret Asymmetry" in this collection. They are somewhat academic; as such, they will probably appeal to students of early psychology but may seem a little dry to the general reader. On the other hand, I did find myself pleasantly surprised by "How I Learned About Psychoanalysis" and "Lionel Trilling on Literature and Psychoanalysis," even though I am not a student of psychology in any way. Both essays managed to capture and hold my interest as a general reader. Part II, On Children and Myself, contained much material of interest to me as a parent and teacher; I was especially interested in learning from Dr. Bettelheim's work with children with special needs. Most intersting was the first, "Essential Books of One's Life," which predated Dr. Robert Coles's writing on a similar theme, the importance of certain books - and the characters of novels, myths, and nonfiction works - for one's own development and the intellectual, emotional, and ethical development of the children in our care. Readers interested in exploring this topic further would do well to read Bettelheim's "The Uses of Enchantment," a book I recommend highly for anyone interested in exploring folklore, mythology, and fairy tales. The final part deals with Jews and the Holocaust, particularly noteworthy as Bettelheim himself survived Dachau and Buchenwald. The first essay is another of Bettelheim's treasures, "Janusz Korczak: A Tale for Our Time," a priceless essay on the man who in recent years has become my hero. Bettelheim originally wrote the essay an an introduction for the first edition of the first full (unabridged and unadapted) translation of Korczak's beloved children's classic, "King Matt the First" by Richard Lourie. Indeed, Bettelheim cites an ancient Jewish myth that on Earth, there must live any any one time at least thirty-six rightous people, people of such high ethical standing as to justify humanity in the eyes of the Lord; in doing so, he conjectures that Korczak was one of these rare people. Sadly, most of Korczak's writings still remain unaccessible to English-speaking readers, though his works have been widely disseminated in the original Polish, Hebrew, German, Dutch, and French, as well as new translation of his selected works into Arabic. Here was a man who put his revolutionary philosophy of educating and raising children into practice in running an orphanage in Warsaw, Poland, a pracice he continued with selfless devotion when he and his charges were incarcerated in the Ghetto during the Nazi occupation, eventually accompanying his children on the death trains to Treblinka, a scene that cannot fail to bring tears to one's eyes. Bettelheim goes into considerable detail about some of what we can learn from this remarkable man; readers can find more from Betty Jean Lifton's remarkable biography. As a symbol of the Rightous Among Nations, he discusses the role of Miep Gies in "Hope for Humanity," - that the only hope for all of us is to stand up to evil and take the responsibility to do something to make the world a better place, a theme so eloquently discussed in Rabbi Jonathan Sachs's "Healing a Fractured World." Both essays are very inspiring, leaving the reader shocked with the third essay, "Children of the Holocuast," discussing how people are able and unable to fully recover from server trauma. This, too, is a remarkable piece of writing and an important contribution to Holocuast study. "Returning to Dachau" left Bruno Bettelheim cold, it does the same for the reader; it is worth reading, but it is not nearly as memorable as the three pieces that preceeded it. The final essay, "Freedom from Ghetto Thinking,"is the most controversial; indeed it has earned Bettelheim not a little criticism. Most people will disagree with its premise that many Jews did not do enough to prevent their own persecution (and in many cases aided and abetted it); indeed, more and more books and exhibitions on the Holocuast are refuting this premise. Read the essay for the points it makes; the reader is left to form his or own opinion as to the extent one should agree or disagree. Bruno Bettelheim was a very interesting and erudite man, whose writings deserve to be read.


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    Coloring Outside the Lines: Raising a Smarter Kid by Breaking All the Rules by Schank, Roger

    Book and dust jacket are in fine condition. The image provided is the actual book I'm offering for sale. No markings or damage to any pages. No sunning. No clips. Structure of the book (covers, binding, spine, hinges) is tight and free of damage. Page block is nice and square. Cut pages. Additional photos will be provided upon request in order to ensure the quality and integrity of your book purchase.


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    FIRST THREE YEARS OF LIFE by White, Burton

    Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall. 1985. Revised Edition. Hardcover. 0133191877 . Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Recommends practices conducive to educational development at each stage of the child's physical, cognitive, and social growth. ; B&W Illustrations; 348 pages .


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    Meredith & Me: A Mother and Daughter on a Profoundly Different Journey by Barnes, Sarah

    Signed and inscribed on the title page by the author. Near fine condition softcover with a few scratches on front cover, 319 pp.Sarah Barnes and her husband, Jim, had big plans. She was a rising journalist. He was a rocker with an eye on law school. They traveled, laughed, loved, made plans, and married. But when their daughter, Meredith, was seven months old, they received a devastating diagnosis about her brain, and happily-ever-after became differently-ever-after from that point on. Although they faced many obstacles, their determined daughter helped them find hope and humor in the face of unthinkable challenge.


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    PARENT'S GUIDE TO THE FIRST THREE YEARS OF LIFE by White, Burton

    Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall. 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. 0136499058 . Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket; DJ is worn and torn at edges. Light water stain at bottom edge; A meticulously researched volume details practical advice on every important aspect of rearing a child during the first thirty-six months, describing how to best deal with tantrums, select toys, handle sibling rivalry, and schedule time ; B&W Illustrations; 192 pages .


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    Your Child: the Latchkey Years by Better Homes and Gardens editors

    Des Moines, Iowa: Better Homes & Gardens Books. Fine with No dust jacket as issued. 1990. Hard Cover. 0696019078 . 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Fine copy; Photographs .


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    GROWING UP by De Schweinitz, Karl

    New York: Macmillan. 1963. Fourth Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; DJ is worn and torn at edges. ; B&W Illustrations; 54 pages .


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