CHILDHOOD PARENTING, ADOLESCENCE, MEDIA
Phases of Childhood by Bernard Lievegoed
A physician’s description of the child in phases of seven years; physical development, phychological development and a practical application of these insights allowing a method of education in harmony with the stages of development.
Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne
“Using the extraordinary power of love to raise calmer, happier and more secure kids.” A very important book, full of concrete suggestions that bring as much good to parents as they do to children. See Links for more info.
The Hurried Child: Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon. by David Elkind Ph.D.
A look at the effects of pushing children to grow up too fast, at what young generations are exposed to, and at the long-lasting implications and consequences of missing out on childhood.
Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Matter. by Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Maté
"Helping the most important people in a child's life make a positive and lasting difference" An insightful understanding of the problems of peer-orientation culture in older children and adolescents, and how to guide them and ourselves as parents through those years in a healing way.
The Plug-in Drug by Marie Winn
A compelling look at television's impact on children and the family that address the new media landscape, including: computers, video games, the VCR, the V-Chip and other control devices, TV for babies, television and physical health.
Alternatives to TV Handbook by Marie McClendon
The "Alternatives to TV Handbook" is a delightful handbook for 21st Century parents, grandparents, libraries, waiting rooms, or any caregivers/nannies that contains engaging activities for children ages 1-12.
Homemaking as a Social Art by Veronika van Duin
Taking a spiritual perspective inspired by Steiner’s work and the Camphill movement, the author looks at rhythm, relationships, an artistic environment, meeting needs of each person in the home, the importance of learning and self-development and many other aspects of homemaking.