Raising Emotionally and Socially Healthy Kids (audiobook) gives you access to the same practical advice and actionable plans that Dr. Kennedy Moore – an in-demand author and psychologist who serves on the advisory board for Parents magazine – shares with clients in her Princeton, New Jersey, practice. Drawing from the her long and extensive clinical experience – as well as personal experience as a mother of 4 – these twelve lectures (in mp3), along with the notes (pdf) provide a deeper understanding of your child’s development and ways to address common stumbling blocks with compassion.
As a parent, you can’t make friends for your children, nor can you prevent them from ever feeling hurt or upset. But with the right guidance, you can support them in learning how to cope with feelings, solve problems, and build satisfying relationships.
In the first half, you’ll focus on emotional intelligence and the pivotal role parents can play in helping kids understand and cope with their feelings. You’ll discover strategies for managing early-childhood meltdowns; constructive ways to deal with back-talk, aggression, and unkind behavior; simple techniques to inspire cooperation; methods to help children cope with anxiety; and more.
In the latter half, you’ll turn to social intelligence and the challenges children face in making friends, plus practical ways you can guide them through the process. Here, you’ll explore how you can support your child in getting along with others; handling conflicts; dealing with bullying; being a good sport; and coping with gossip and cliques.
You’ll conclude with a candid discussion of friendship in the digital age, looking at video game playing and the relatively new but troubling phenomena of cyberbullying and “Facebook depression”.