Child Psychology & Development For Dummies®Child Psychology & Development For Dummies® Maps Out Mental Health for Kids

In the U.S., more than 10 percent of children are diagnosed with psychiatric disorders, while countless others remain undiagnosed. Defining what is “normal” and what is not is of great concern to anyone who works with, guides, nurtures, teaches, or parents a child.

With new discoveries in mental disorders that affect children, Child Psychology & Development For Dummies®  provides an informational guide to cognitive development at every stage of a child’s life, as well as how to diagnose, treat, and overcome the cognitive barriers that impede learning and development. Other valuable lessons include:

• How to identify and treat mental disorders

• Tips for parents to guide child development

• Ins and outs of behavior disorders including: autism, attention deficit disorder, reading disabilities, bipolar disorder, and more

• How teachers shape kids: Praising kids in the classroom

• Detecting signs of trouble in kids for early intervention

• Guidance on helping a child control impulses, develop self-esteem, and have good relationships

• Four goals of successful childhood

An essential guide for parents, teachers, and caregivers, Child Psychology & Development For Dummies provides a detailed overview of an average child’s cognitive development, how to detect abnormalities, and what to do next. Look no further for the answers to why kids behave and think the way they do—and how to bring out the best in them.

About the Authors: Laura L. Smith, PhD, is a clinical and school psychologist. Charles H. Elliott, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Together they have written several books, including Borderline Personality Disorder For Dummies® and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder For Dummies®.

About the Book:

Child Psychology & Development For Dummies® (Wiley Publishing, Inc., March 2011, ISBN: 978-0-470-91885-2, $19.99) is available at bookstores nationwide, major online booksellers, or directly from the publisher by calling (877) 762-2974.