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Understanding Your Three-Year-Old

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ISBN-10: 1843102439

ISBN-13: 9781843102434

Edition: 2004

Authors: Louise Emanuel

List price: $15.95
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Louise Emanuel presents practical tips and a great deal of emotional reassurance for new and experienced parents. She offers helpful guidance on topics as diverse as how to ensure everyone in the family gets a good night's sleep, and how to encourage imaginative solitary and social play and conversation.
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication date: 11/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Louise Emanuel is a Consultant Child Psychotherapist working in the Child and Family Department of the Tavistock Clinic, Chair of the Under Fives Service and Co-Convenor of its training forum, the Infant Mental Health Workshop. She lectures on training programs in the UK, Europe, Israel and South Africa and is author of "Understanding Your Three Year Old".

Developing skills and strong wills
Part of the family
Managing separation and transitions
What you will find in this book
Understanding your Child
Temperament and life experience
The work of play
Fantasy worlds
Feeling small and managing feelings
Potency: I can do anything
Imaginary friends
Telling the difference between fantasy and reality
Managing stressful times
Questioning the magic
The development of conscience and empathy
Language and conversation
Curiosity and questions
Family Life
Developing family relationships
The Oedipus complex
Mother's beauty and erotic feelings
Jealousy and its link to sleep difficulties
Sleeping alone
Managing these feelings in small children
Parents: some time together
Reunion after separation
Identification with parents and developing an identity
Parents getting on together
Parenting roles
Driving a wedge between parents
Differences of opinion about discipline
Putting aside rivalry and working together as parents
Single parents
A New Baby in the Family
Changes for everyone
Making the decision
News of the pregnancy
How are babies made?
Brothers and sisters: friendship and jealousy
Younger siblings
Juggling everyone's needs
Older siblings
Talking things over: conversations between friends
The build-up to baby's arrival
Early waking
Angry attacks on parents
Offloading feelings
Going to nursery
Children's sexual feelings
The birthday party
The baby arrives
Coping with Anger
Anger and aggression
Excessive aggression
Temper tantrums
Saying "No"
Bribery and threats
Working Things Out
Toilet matters
Relaxation and sleeping
Storybooks and working through experiences
Bedtime rituals
Sleeping difficulties
Interrupting the parents
Letting go
Picking up on worries
Night-time fears
Dreams and nightmares
Night terrors
Food fads and concerns around eating
Picky eaters
Junk food
Links with behaviour
Gender differences and sexual identity
Tough times
Telling the truth: when and how much should one tell?
Off to Nursery
Saying goodbye
Playing out separation issues
Being in a group
Imaginary games
Taking a break from the group
The teacher as parent figure
Rivalry for teacher's attention
References and Further Reading
Helpful Organizations