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Rest, Play, Grow

Making Sense of Preschoolers (Or Anyone Who Acts Like One)
Narrated by: Dr. Deborah MacNamara
Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Based on the work of one of the world’s foremost child development experts, Rest, Play, Grow offers a road map to making sense of young children, and is what every toddler, preschooler, and kindergartner wishes we understood about them. 

Foreword by Gordon Neufeld, PhD 

Baffling and beloved, with the capacity to go from joy to frustration in seconds, young children are some of the most misunderstood people on the planet. Parents and caregivers struggle with these little ones, who are known for their extreme behaviour, from tantrums, resistance, and aggression to separation anxiety, bedtime protests, and not listening. The key to understanding youngsters lies in realizing that their challenging behaviour is not personal, nor is it a disorder or deficit. 

Based on science and the relational developmental approach of renowned psychologist and bestselling author Gordon Neufeld, Rest, Play, Grow reveals how critical it is for adults to create the relational conditions to grow young children through a unique period in their lives. This is the story of how young children develop, from their intense need for attachment and the vital importance of play to discipline that preserves growth. Engagingly written, with compassion for its subjects and rich with stories from them and their parents, Rest, Play, Grow will forever change the way you think of the preschoolers in your life. 

©2016 Deborah MacNamara (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Required reading!

This book is fantastic and helping to unpack the behavior of young children and everyone at that. It discusses the motivations behind the behaviors of young children and logically discusses why behavior theory discipline practices may work in the beginning but serve to make a parents job much harder in the end. Not to mention the fact that we are all preschoolers deep inside at some point or other helps Once you realize motivations for why adults act certain ways or even why you act a certain way at times.

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Opened my mind to child's caregiving method

Learned a lot. Greate narrator. Gives good examples on how to manage different situations. Got a lot of insights!

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hard to listen to the reader

the reader sounds like a robot. words repeat. audio clips were recorded in different environments so when they pieced them together the splices are obvious.

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A wonderful resource

Really helps me understand my child's reactive Behavior. I'm looking forward to re-establishing connection with him.