Nurture the Nature: Understanding and Supporting Your Child's Unique Core Personality

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 10, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 352 pages
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From Michael Gurian, the best-selling author of The Minds of Boys and The Wonder of Girls, comes the next-step book that shows how any parent can tune into a child’s unique core personality, hard wiring, temperament, and genetic predisposition in order to help that child flourish and thrive.

Based on the most recent brain research, Nurture the Nature features the Ten Tips for Nurturing the Nature of Your Baby, self-tests, checklists, and many other tools for you to help your kids get exactly the kind of support they need, from infants to adolescents.

While offering positive ideas for nurturing your child, Gurian also shows how to avoid the stress, pressures, and excessive competition of what he identifies as social trends parenting. Most parents know instinctively that their child is unique and has special potential, weaknesses, and strengths. No child is a blank slate. Gurian calls on parents to turn away from one-size-fits-all approaches and instead support the individual core nature of a child with effective and customized loving care.


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Noted author Gurian (The Wonder of Boys ) here advocates that parents reject what he calls the "social trends parenting system"-i.e., following popular parenting fads-and instead focus on the unique ... Read full review


Introduction Rediscovering Our Children
Part I Protecting the Nature of Your Child
Part II Nurturing the Nature of Your Child
Part III Nurturing the Nature of Your Adolescent
Wisdom of Practice
Appendix A Principles of naturebased families
Appendix B Tracking your childs core personality through genetics How to draw and understand a genogram
Appendix C More help with food shelter and clothing a discussion starter for parent groups
Notes and References
The Gurian Institute
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Michael Gurian is a family therapist and The New York Times best-selling author of The Wonder of Boys, The Wonder of Girls, The Good Son, Boys and Girls Learn Differently! and The Minds of Boys, among many others. He is cofounder of the Gurian Institute and a pioneer in the fields of family development, education, and gender studies. He has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, CNN, NPR, and in The New York Times, USA Today, Time, Newsweek, and elsewhere.

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