ERIC Number: ED433945
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Me, Myself and I: How Children Build Their Sense of Self. 18 to 36 Months. Goddard Parenting Guides.
Pruett, Kyle D.
This book provides practical help for parents to enhance their toddler's growth and development. Chapter 1, "The Importance of Being Two," explains why toddlerhood is the best time for providing an emotional foundation. Chapter 2, "The Young Child's Brain and Mind," discusses how recent findings on brain development have changed thoughts about growth, nature, nurture, and personality. Chapter 3, "Temperament and Style," discusses how to identify parent and child temperament and style and how children's temperament shapes their perception of the world and their connection to parents. Chapter 4, "'Me Do!'," focuses on the roots of autonomy, self-reliance, self-regard, and the difficulties two-year-olds present for parents. Chapter 5, "The Thinker," describes learning, memory, curiosity, and intelligence and their measurement. Chapter 6, "Communication through Show and Tell," discusses language explosions and difficulties toddlers have in saying what they mean. Chapter 7, "Play, Learning, and the Dawn of Imagination," focuses on the role of play and differentiating the real from the imaginary. Chapter 8, "Limits and Affection," addresses the power of relationships in shaping children's behavior and sense of self, negotiation with toddlers, and spoiling. Chapter 9, "The World beyond Mom and Dad," focuses on the power, effect, and variety of experience with other caregivers. Chapter 10, "Boys and Girls Together," discusses sex differences, gender identity, and behavior management. Chapter 11, "A World of Difference," discusses how culture, tradition, and family style shape how one's parents and how children develop. Chapter 12, "Ages and Stages," highlights how growth in cognitive, emotional, and social areas occurs and meshes chronologically. (KB)
Descriptors: Brain, Child Development, Child Rearing, Competence, Discipline, Emotional Development, Emotional Experience, Individual Development, Nature Nurture Controversy, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Materials, Personal Autonomy, Personality, Personality Development, Self Concept, Self Esteem, Sex Differences, Toddlers
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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