The Challenging Child
Understanding, Raising, and Enjoying the Five Difficult Types of ChildrenBook - 1995
Most children fall into five basic personality types that stem from inborn physical characteristics: the sensitive child, the self-absorbed child, the defiant child, the inattentive child, and the active/aggressive child. Stanley Greenspan, M.D., is the first to show parents how to match their parenting to the challenges of their particular child. He identifies and vividly describes these five universal temperaments and then, with great empathy, shows parents how each of these children actually experiences the world and how to use daily childrearing to enhance an individual child's strengths and talents.A profoundly optimistic book, The Challenging Child reassures parents that they do not have simply to "live with" or adjust to their child's temperament, but that by creating new parenting patterns based on the child's characteristics, they can help the child overcome behavior problems and develop his or her emotional and intellectual capacities to the fullest. Parents will learn how to spot personality differences in the earliest years, and also how to build relationships that nourish growth from the start."As parents," writes Dr. Greenspan, "we are not the cause, but we can be the solution."
Publisher: Reading, MA : Addison-Wesley, c1995
Characteristics: xi, 318 p. : ill. ; 24 cm