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Let Kids Be Kids

Rescuing Childhood

Pediatric nursing specialist Mary Muscari here asserts that childhood  is much more than the years between infancy and adolescence: it is an essential time for the experiences that create happy and well-adjusted adults. In Let Kids Be Kids,Muscari identifies fourteen essential aspects of childhood that are often ignored and even threatened  by today’s society—including opportunities for unstructured play, a connection with nature, and the time to make joyful noise. An important resource for child health care professionals, Let Kids Be Kids will also be an invaluable guide for parents in their daily efforts to raise healthy children.

200 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2006

Psychology: Developmental Psychology

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Table of Contents

Part One. Survival Needs
Chapter 1.  Love and Attention
Chapter 2.  Health
Chapter 3.  Safety
Part Two.  Enrichment Needs (Social)
Chapter 4.  Family
Chapter 5.  Uniqueness
Chapter 6.  Heroes
Chapter 7.  Citizenship
Part Three.  Enrichment Needs (Individual)
Chapter 8.  Spirituality
Chapter 9.  Creativity
Chapter 10.  Nature
Chapter 11.  Unstructured Play
Chapter 12.  Joyful Noise
Chapter 13.  Youthful Innocence

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