A tidy chronological explanation of children's emotional growth and development, rounded out by practical advice on...

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THE GROWING YEARS: The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center Guide to Your Child's Emotional Development from Birth to Adolescence

A tidy chronological explanation of children's emotional growth and development, rounded out by practical advice on approaches to problems. Drawn from the experiences and knowledge of the massive Department of Psychiatry, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, this guide is designed for easy references by age. Part I describes emotional development in sections covering newborn to school age (six to twelve years); and for each age group includes consideration of ""Practical Issues,"" and ""A Consultation,"" whereby common concerns for the age are discussed by a Cornell Medical Center expert. Part II discusses ""Special Issues in Emotional Development,"" such as sibling rivalry, divorce, working mothers, gifted children, only children, death, and others. This is all clear throughout, with a minimum of jargon; although some readers may not care for the psychoanalytic base (for instance, in a discussion of the Oedipal stage of development), this guide certainly reflects psychiatry's mainstream point of view of emotional development. A responsible and thorough guide to the more traditional view of emotional growth of children. Readers may prefer Penelope Leach's Babyhood (1983) for a wider-ranging consideration of at least the earlier ages.

Pub Date: Feb. 1, 1988

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Publisher: Atheneum

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 15, 1988