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Tough Times, Strong Children: Lessons from the Past for Your Children's Future
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Publisher Miramax
Publication date March 1, 2003
Pages 216
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780786869121
ISBN-10 0786869127
Dimensions 1 by 6.75 by 10.25 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
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Original list price $23.95
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Offering helpful advice on how to prepare children for the possibility of such horrific events as September 11th, a child psychologist draws on psychological research and real-life case studies to explain how to ready youngsters for the challenges of a volatile new world. 60,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Every generation of children has to deal with unique challenges and crises. American children today face new realities, from school violence to terrorism, in a world that changed forever on that clear September morning in 2001. Is the generation of children growing up now prepared for hardship, sacrifice, and self-reliance Here is the essential guide for parents looking for a comprehensive, optimistic strategy for easing the transition from childhood's innocence to the harsh realities of adulthood in the twenty-first century.

In Tough Times, Strong Children Dr. Dan Kindlon offers wise and often moving examples of how families and individuals have coped during other periods marred by war, deprivation, and economic upheaval. Through interviews conducted specifically for this book, Kindlon talks to survivors of the Depression; the Blitz; concentration camps; as well as the Troubles in Ireland; and the guerilla war in Colombia. This testimony and these memories demonstrate that parents play a huge role in the way children absorb stress and trauma and how they handle fear and uncertainty. Kindlon examines the roles of humor, bravado, and even denial in making our children feel protected, and yet aware of the world and its dangers as well as joys. Many of the stories in this book inspire us to act courageously for our children when we are afraid, to show them confidence we may not feel, and in the words of a child of World War II, "get on with it."

Combining his clinical experience with psychological and biological research, Kindlon explains the process of dealing with adversity and why some children are able to survive and even thrive as adults and others are crippled. He combines hard science with the voices of those who have lived through the worst events of the twentieth century to illustrate the importance of family and extended family; community; a strong belief system; and self-reliance learned from involved parents. Kindlon's good news is that parents can work actively towards empowering and immunizing children against an uncertain future.

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9780786869121 | details & prices | 216 pages | 6.75 × 10.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $23.95
About: A child psychologist draws on research and real-life case studies to offer advice on how to prepare children for the possibility of such horrific events as September 11th and the challenges of a volatile world.

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