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Preschool and Child Care

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Book Reviews

for Parents and Early Childhood Educators

 

DISCIPLINE WITHOUT DAMAGE by Dr. Vanessa Lapointe 

This is a must-read for parents and Early Childhood Educators. Outstanding and reader friendly, Dr. Lapointe explains her connection-based approach to discipline and how this is connected to brain development. Her approach is respectful and certainly advocates children’s human rights for a quality life. Dr. Lapointe understands the challenges parents face day to day, her advice is insightful and helpful.   Dr. Lapointe explains what children need and how to use a connection-based approach, thus enabling parents to meet their children’s needs without damaging their emotional development. The book is designed for parents but Early Childhood Educators will appreciate this valuable book – whether to apply to your workplace or to recommend to parents. Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, thank you for your book.

-Dawn Adamson

 

THE BOY WHO RAISED AS A DOG   by Bruce Perry and Maia Szalavitz

This is the book I started and within the first two pages started writing notes, and by the second read through, a power point presentation for my staff and my ECE class. A powerful read addressing the worst case realities behind maltreated children’s behaviour. The book explains the trauma and the recovery as well as what happens to a child’s brain when stressed.  Bruce Perry and Maia Szalavitz, thank you for your book.

-Dawn Adamson