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Playful Parenting

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #12 in Parenting Books


Pros: lighthearted approach to the serious matter of raising children

Cons: fear I am too uptight to be goofing around

Please note Larry Cohen and I will be doing a Playful Parenting teleseminar together starting June 8th 2011  so of course this review is biased.


However read on to see why I so want to work with Larry.  He is a play therapist and so has a lot of information as to why and how children play (facinating reading in itself).


The anecdotes of adventures that he gets into with children brings tears to my eyes, you can feel the palpable connections and trust that develops between him and the kids .  It's a very honest approach to realise yes, I really don't like playing with my kids sometimes, I'm bored when they say "again, again, " and yet they want me to...so what can I do to get onto their level and muck about in a way that I actually have fun too...

Playful Parenting

Have you ever stepped back to watch what really goes on when your children play? As psychologist Lawrence J. Cohen points out, play is children’s way of exploring the world, communicating deep feelings, getting close to those they care about, working through stressful situations, and simply blowing off steam. That’s why “playful parenting” is so important and so successful in building strong, close bonds between parents and children. Through play we join our kids in their world–and help them to• Express and understand complex emotions• Break through shyness, anger, and fear• Empower themselves and respect diversity• Play their way through sibling rivalry • Cooperate without power strugglesFrom eliciting a giggle during baby’s first game of peekaboo to cracking jokes with a teenager while hanging out at the mall, Playful Parenting is a complete guide to using play to raise confident children. Written with love and humor, brimming with good advice and revealing anecdotes, and grounded in the latest research, this book will make you laugh even as it makes you wise in the ways of being an effective, enthusiastic parent.

AuthorLawrence J. Cohen
Dewey Decimal Number649
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LabelBallantine Books
List Price$14.95
ManufacturerBallantine Books
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages320
Product GroupBook
Product Type NameABIS_BOOK
Publication Date2002-04-30
PublisherBallantine Books
StudioBallantine Books
TitlePlayful Parenting
Release Date2002-04-30
Height0.77 inches
Length8.14 inches
Weight0.56 pounds
Width5.54 inches
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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