Friendships are obviously an important part of our relationships, not only in childhood and adolescence, but throughout life; but how much thought have you given to understanding what motivates friendships in adulthood and what makes them tick? Well, this book attempts to shed light on the nature of these extremely valuable and sustaining interactions with the intention of enriching and protecting them. If you have been lucky, maybe wise is a better word, you have maintained friendships with individuals of both sexes.
With humor, plenty of understanding and 50 years of experience treating adolescents, child psychiatrist Calvin Colarusso, M.D. provides ideas and examples to smooth the way through adolescence for parents and teens. Surviving Adolescence: A Roadmap for Teens and Their Parents provides understanding of inscrutable adolescent behavior and practical suggestions on what to do about mood swings, backtalk, disgusting bedrooms, sexual behavior, and dating.
Wouldn't it be useful to know how infants and toddlers differ mentally from adults and how your experience during the first few years of life affects your experience as an adult? What's on Your Toddler's Mind: A Roadmap to Toddler Thinking and Behavior provides answers to those questions. Fascinating aspects of infant development, such as how an infant comes to develop a sense of self are addressed.
"Good review of the toddler stage"
Food on the tray, food on the floor, more food on the face than in the mouth, food refusals and a temper tantrum or two thrown in. Wouldn't it be great to have some practical advice on how to handle the messiest eater in the world, the toddler? Well, that's just what Parenting Guide for Toddler Eating offers. This focused ebook provides an understanding of toddler behavior and how best to manage feeding your tolddler without having a nervous breakdown!
"No tips it sucks I want my money back"
Toddlers are pretty amazing and so delightful (some of the time). A developmental understanding of why toddlers have difficulty getting to sleep and sleeping through the night will definitely help you and make your toddler even more adorable (maybe tolerable is a better word.) Parenting Guide to Toddler Sleeping will make your life easier. With wit and understanding, based on his years of treating children, child psychiatrist Calvin Colarusso M.D., clearly describes the developmental issues that explain why toddlers are not the best sleepers in the world.
"So-so: A taste of some issues"
Is there really such a thing as a midlife crisis - a true crisis in a person's life that happens in midlife? Yes, there is. But fortunately for most of us, it is a fairly rare event. Unlike the midlife crisis, a midlife transition is a quasi-universal reaction to the major changes that take place in midlife, mentally, physically and in relationships. This book describes the powerful, dynamic forces that underlie both the midlife crisis and midlife transition and provides, through clinical case material, a detailed description of each.
You knew the terrible twos were coming. You were warned. But now they're here, along with questions you never thought to ask. Why won't he go to sleep? Where should she sleep? How long can you be away without causing permanent trauma? Who should care for your tot if you can't be there? Believe it or not, there are answers, and with a little humor, plenty of understanding, and 50 years' experience, eminent authority in the field of development, child psychiatrist, and master clinician Cal Colarusso, M.D. will ease your mind.
"Very basic info !! didn't add much to the parent"
Jokes about masturbation are countless, and, when men get together, they are quick with many crude quips about the subject. But considering that masturbation is one of the most common acts in which human beings engage, it is surprising that there is not more serious information available to the general public. How much understanding does the average person have about the subject? Why is such a common human experience still considered to be a taboo subject by so many?
The best sex you ever had? After 40? It's a claim that Calvin A. Colarusso, M.D, master clinician, backs up in his latest book, while explaining the biology and psychology of the middle years. Believe the myth that sexual function always decreases after you hit the big four-zero? Not true! This text guides you through the joys of intimacy you couldn't begin to understand in your teens, the benefits of sex within a long-term committed relationship, and healthy adaptations as our bodies change and the years pass.
"Quality Over Quantity and Enjoying More Than Ever!"
Are young children really sexual? You don't mean they are sexual like adults, do you? No, I don't mean that they are sexual like adolescents or adults. But the course of human sexuality begins in utero and continues throughout childhood and adolescence into adulthood. This book traces the course of that development from infancy onward, explaining how a sense of maleness or femaleness develops in infancy and how knowledge of sexuality grows and matures throughout childhood and adolescence.
Cougar is a slang term that refers to a woman who seeks sexual relations with considerably younger men. This book deals with the dynamics and motivations of older women who seduce younger men, as portrayed in six classical films: The Graduate (1968), Tea and Sympathy (1956), Summer of '42 (1971), The Reader (2008), The Last Picture Show (1971), and Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001).
Some parents approach toilet training with apprehension. Not necessary. If you have a clear understanding of when your child is ready to be toilet trained, the practical steps to take, and what is accomplished developmentally, toilet training can be a very positive interaction between toddler and parent. This book provides all the information you need to promote your child's healthy development during toilet training. In clear, common-sense and no-nonsense English, child psychiatrist Calvin Colarusso M.D. explains the rationale behind toilet training and gives detailed examples of what to do and what not to do.
Child psychiatrist, Calvin Colarusso M.D., has been evaluating and treating children for 50 years. He writes in a simple direct style that makes it possible for parents to take the first step toward getting an evaluation of their child with less apprehension and greater understanding of the procedures involved. What Parents Need to Know About Choosing a Therapist for Their Child is a roadmap directing parents toward a solution for existing problems and a path to healthy development for your child.
Dr. Calvin Colarusso explains why adults need to play, maybe not as much as children do, but for the same reasons. Play is a way of mastering stress and trauma. It serves the same purpose for children and adults. The stresses of adulthood are, in their own way, more daunting than those of childhood. And we all have a need to master the traumatic overstimulation that characterizes our busy lives, to say nothing of the internal pressures that continually force us to deal with issues, relationships, and experiences.
Parenthood is one of life's most profound, rewarding, and difficult experiences. Becoming a parent isn't much of a problem. In fact, the process is usually, if not always, enjoyable. But nature plays a dirty trick. There are a few minutes of pleasure and profound enjoyment along the way as your child grows and matures. But there are also sleepless nights, endless car pools, disappointments and potential problems at every step of the way.
As we age, our roles as fathers change. Like all relationships, fatherhood is not a static experience, nor is it easily described, and at times the path is unclear and confusing. How do we relate to daughters and sons as they mature? As teenagers? As adults? As caretakers and heads of their own families? How does one best find joy in their accomplishments and our hand in them? And how do we come to terms with their failures, which can so often feel like our own?
"What's It all About, Alfie?" goes the popular song. "Is that All There Is?" asks songstress Peggy Lee? Well, everyone has his or her own answer to these questions. In this audiobook you will find one man's opinion about what leads to happiness and fulfillment in life. In his seventy-seventh year of life, and after treating children and adults for fifty years, adult and child psychiatrist Calvin Colarusso M.D. has some reflections that you might find interesting, even enlightening and helpful.
Child psychiatrist, Cal Colarusso M.D. loved raising two boys and a girl through these wonderful years, has fond memories of his own childhood in a much simpler age and has had the privilege of treating scores of boys and girls over the past five decades. In this book he uses his personal experience as a parent, grandfather and therapist to share his knowledge of this age with parents in a relaxed but informative manner. After all, after months and years of sleepless nights, dirty diapers and temper tantrums, parents deserve a Golden Age.