The new program helps educators teach parents and caregivers how to meet the five critical emotional needs of young children: to feel respected, important, accepted, included, and secure. Interactive scenarios focus on common parenting issues surrounding infant, toddler, and preschool years, including crying, tantrums, and power struggles, all from the point of view that every parent-child interaction is an opportunity to connect and learn in an emotionally healthy way. This, in turn, leads to healthier and happier children, families, and societies.
According to Almeta Keys, Board Member of the National Head Start Association, “Aside from this tough economy, parents are faced with many real-life stressful situations that they are finding more and more difficult to deal with… their problems are getting more complex and their children are most at risk to feel the brunt of their parents’ frustrations. There are many educational books and DVDs out there, but many are too hard for the parents to understand the ideas and techniques they need to possess in order to raise emotionally healthy children. I found the How To Raise Emotionally Healthy Children book and DVD to be just right for our parents to ensure successful outcomes in every avenue of their lives.”
Dr. Newmark has worked with schools and youth for more than 40 years, and conducted extensive educational projects with grants from the Ford Foundation for work in the Los Angeles Unified School District and other organizations. He is the author of several books, including This School Belongs to You and Me, and has received a Presidential Citation for his work in education. How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children, now in its second edition and 5th printing, has sold over 500,000 books to date.
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