Trauma-proofing Your Kids: A Parents' Guide For Instilling Confidence, Joy And Resilience

March 4, 2008|
Trauma-proofing Your Kids: A Parents' Guide For Instilling Confidence, Joy And Resilience by Peter A. Levine
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Understand the different types of upsets and traumas your child may experience—and learn how to teach them how to be resilient, confident, and even joyful. 

The number of anxious, depressed, hyperactive and withdrawn children is staggering—and still growing! Millions have experienced bullying, violence (real or in the media), abuse or sexual molestation. Many other kids have been traumatized from more “ordinary” ordeals such as terrifying medical procedures, accidents, loss and divorce. Trauma-Proofing Your Kids sends a lifeline to parents who wonder how they can help their worried and troubled children now. It offers simple but powerful tools to keep children safe from danger and to help them “bounce back” after feeling scared and overwhelmed. No longer will kids have to be passive prey to predators or the innocent victims of life’s circumstances.

In addition to arming parents with priceless protective strategies, best-selling authors Dr. Peter A. Levine and Maggie Kline offer an antidote to trauma and a recipe for creating resilient kids no matter what misfortune has besieged them. Trauma-Proofing Your Kids is a treasure trove of simple-to-follow “stress-busting,” boundary-setting, sensory/motor-awareness activities that counteract trauma’s effect on a child’s body, mind and spirit. Including a chapter on how to navigate the inevitable difficulties that arise during the various ages and stages of development, this ground-breaking book simplifies an often mystifying and complex subject, empowering parents to raise truly confident and joyful kids despite stressful and turbulent times.

Peter A. Levine, PhD, is the developer of “Somatic Experiencing” and founder of the Foundation for Human Enrichment. A NASA consultant, he lives in Encinitas, CA. Maggie Kline, MFT, has more than 30 years of experience as a teacher, family and child therapist, school psychologist, and parent. She lives in Long Beach, CA.
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Title:Trauma-proofing Your Kids: A Parents' Guide For Instilling Confidence, Joy And Resilience
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:248 pages, 8.99 X 5.99 X 0.59 in
Shipping dimensions:248 pages, 8.99 X 5.99 X 0.59 in
Published:March 4, 2008
Publisher:North Atlantic Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781556436994

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