Psychotherapy and Training Collective of New York

Pride and Joy by Kenneth Barish

submitted by Robin Halpern, LCSW, DCSW

In his recently published book Pride & Joy, child psychologist Kenneth Barish elaborates on a particular perspective to illustrate the path towards building a child's sense of optimism and emotional resilience.
Readers are reminded to focus on their child's efforts and what enabled them to achieve their goal. This in turn helps to promote the child's ability to persevere at a task rather than merely focusing on their accomplishments.

Providing real-life examples of various issues that parents face with their children, he offers the reader an opportunity to become more attuned to their child's emotional health.

Rather than merely provide a how-to book on parenting, he helps parents gain a deeper understanding of both their child and of themselves in relation to their child. Pride & Joy is a very readable book for the intelligent parent and all those who interact with children.

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