Raising a Resilient Child in a World of Adversity
Effective Parenting for Every Family
Parenting doesn't always come naturally. This book offers expert guidance for caregivers who struggle with parenting because of adversity in their own lives, or simply because they are raising kids in an increasingly stressful world.
As parents and caregivers we want to help our kids through everything, including difficult or disturbing experiences. But if we or our child have experienced adversity or trauma, this can be especially challenging. How do we know whether we are providing our child or teen with too much structure or not enough? How do we provide discipline that is effective but not overly harsh? How do we teach our kids to be resilient and manage their feelings when we have trouble managing our own?
Drawing on their extensive knowledge of ACEs (adverse childhood experiences) and PACEs (protective childhood experiences), psychologists Morris and Hays-Grudo describe a balanced parenting approach to help parents manage these tricky balancing acts with confidence.
Each chapter describes a key stage in a child's life, from babyhood through the teen years and highlights behaviors that are
age-typical but often challenging for parents. Real-life examples and self-help activities and quizzes bring the material to life, and a rich resources section provides additional sources of help.
About this Author
Jennifer Hays-Grudo, PhD, is a regents professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Center for Health Sciences at Oklahoma State University, where she directs the Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Adversity (CIRCA), an NIH-funded center addressing the effects of early life experience on health and development. She co-chaired the Oklahoma Legislative Task Force on Trauma-Informed Care. She has published numerous scientific articles on the effects of adversity on children and families, on risk-taking in adolescents, and on the effects of nutrition and hormone therapy on quality of life and cognition in postmenopausal women. She is coauthor with Amanda Sheffield Morris of Adverse and Protective Childhood Experiences: A Developmental Perspective.
Amanda Sheffield Morris, PhD, is a regents professor and the George Kaiser Family Foundation Chair in the department of psychology at Oklahoma State University. She was a coinvestigator on the multi-site NIH-funded Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study and is a principal investigator on a similar study of infant development, the Healthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) study. Dr. Morris has authored numerous articles and chapters on child and adolescent development and the neuroscience of emotion regulation and parenting. She is coeditor of two books, Authoritative Parenting: Synthesizing Nurturance and Discipline for Optimal Child Development, and The Cambridge Handbook of Parenting: Interdisciplinary Research and Application. With Jennifer Hays-Grudo, she is coauthor of Adverse and Protective Childhood Experiences: A Developmental Perspective.
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