One of the nation's leading experts on treating behavioral problems through play, Lawrence Shapiro, offers a collection of fun activities and exercises designed to teach children behavioral skills like empathy, compliance, and more. This program will help kids develop self-control and understand the importance of being cooperative.
When it comes to getting kids to behave well the "why" is as important as the "how." In Learning to Listen, Learning to Care children learn why it is important to follow rules and behave considerately toward others. This cultivates empathy which contributes not just to good behavior, but to academic and social success. By doing the series of engaging exercises in this book kids learn how to recognize the impact of their behavior on others, express emotion in appropriate ways, and how and why to compromise with family and friends.
Behavioral problems among children are at an all-time high in the United States. Parents of nearly 2.7 million children say that their kids suffer from severe emotional or behavioral problems that interfere with their family life or learning. A staggering 50 percent of counseling referrals are for behavioral problems. Empathy is the anecdote to many of them, according to child psychologist and author Lawrence Shapiro. In Learning to Listen, Learning to Care he teaches that empathy and self-control can reduce behavioral problems and lead to long-term success. This book is appropriate for kids between the ages of six and twelve.
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About the Author:
Lawrence E. Shapiro, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized child psychologist and parenting expert. He has written over two dozen books and created over 75 therapeutic games that are used by tens of thousands of mental health professionals around the world. Dr. Shapiro's parenting book, How to Raise a Child with a High EQ: A Parents' Guide To Emotional Intelligence has been translated into over 20 languages. Dr. Shapiro lectures more than 50 times a year on his innovative techniques in helping children. Norwalk, CT.