Title: The Active, Creative Child: Parenting in Perpetual Motion
Author: Stephanie Vlahov
Paperback, 105 pages
Published April 10th 2006 by Hohm Press
Genre: parenting, holistic/health
Author's introduction: " I am writing this book for everyone out there who has a child whom they clearly adore but often do not understand. There is a huge population of active/creative children who are going to make this world a better place....Active/creative children are often misunderstood by the medical community, by schools and by their own parents."
Comments: Lucky are the children who are allowed to develop and flourish in spite of behavior that may seem disruptive to others. Vlahov helps to guide parents into a new way of looking at active children with creative urges and channeling their energies constructively. Highly recommended for those at their wits end coping with children who, as Vlahov puts it, will give you a "life of high drama." Highly recommended for parents and teachers!
About the author: Stephanie Vlahov has an M.S. in psychology and theater arts and has used her background and experience to write this book on parenting energetic children, children whose creative urges put their behavior outside the "average" norm. Many of these children could also be mislabeled as having an attention deficit disorder.
Vlahov's book describes some behaviors of these creative children and offers tips and hints throughout the book on coping and nurturing. Some examples:
- "The active/creative child will continually get into things, will march to the tune of a different drummer."
- "The active/creative child is often labeled as having Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)"
- "Expect differences and heightened awareness."
- "Appreciate and train your child's high verbal ability."
There is an index at the back of the book as well as a list of recommended reading. Click here for more information on the book and author, Stephanie Vlahov.