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Raising Stable Kids in an Unstable World: A Physician's Guide to Dealing With Childhood Stress [Paperback]

By David Marks (Author)
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Item description for Raising Stable Kids in an Unstable World: A Physician's Guide to Dealing With Childhood Stress by David Marks...

In his ten years of medical experience, including working on the front lines of Ground Zero during the weeks after the World Trade Center tragedy, Dr. David Marks has witnessed today's children having to cope with stresses that their parents never had.

The statistics are disturbing - one out of three American children suffers from stress-related illnesses such as headaches, stomachaches, chest pains, dizziness, sleep and eating disorders and depression. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. David Marks shows how much of this suffering can be avoided, and treated without medication.

In today's mobile and global society children experience stresses resulting from an overload of organized activities, excessive pressure to succeed, ongoing exposure to violence, and perhaps the most stressful event of all: the catastrophic day of September 11, 2001, that forever changed the lives of American youth.

In this practical and informative book, Dr. Marks explains how parents and care-givers can help children of all ages cope with different types of stresses that, if not released or resolved, will result in harmful behaviors and illnesses. He explores the mind/body connection offering an engaging look at what can be done to treat and prevent stress reactions and suggests practical ways for parents to ease the stress level on their children.

Dr. Marks' findings are supported by the latest medical and psychological research and humanized by anecdotes of his experiences dealing with children as a physician and as a father.

Citations And Professional Reviews
Raising Stable Kids in an Unstable World: A Physician's Guide to Dealing With Childhood Stress by David Marks has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • Library Journal - 07/15/2002
  • Library Journal - 07/01/2002 page 111

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Item Specifications...

Studio: HCI
Pages   256
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.6" Width: 5.66" Height: 0.66"
Weight:   0.84 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 28, 2002
Publisher   HCI
ISBN  1558749519  
ISBN13  9781558749511  

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1Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Psychology & Counseling > Adolescent Psychology
2Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Psychology & Counseling > Child Psychology > Psychology
3Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Self-Help > Stress Management
4Books > Subjects > Parenting & Families > General
5Books > Subjects > Parenting & Families > Parenting > General

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Great Book  Jun 19, 2002
I thought the book was outstanding.. I keep buying extra copies which I have given to my mom, my sister, my friends, and the principal of our school. The book describes each one of us too well. I have three children and the stress and competition for these kids is 10 times that of when I was a child. If I can follow any advice from Dr. Marks, my children will benefit greatly. I thank him for writing such a down to earth and amazingly true book.
Great Advice on Child Burnout  Jun 12, 2002
As a parent, I find it hard not to keep up with the Jones'. A typical Saturday for my seven year old girl may start out with a soccer game, followed by a mid-day birthday party and a three-hour afternoon playdate. It's no wonder that my little girl is whiny, clingy and exhausted by nightfall. All she wants to do is veg in front of the TV or play alone with her dolls.

Dr. Marks book made me aware of the consequences of these actions which is the key to good parenting. Dr. Marks is trying to say, "hey, sometimes it's OK not to keep up with the Jones's".

I read the book the first time in two nights and have referred to it a half a dozen times since. It's a real eye opener and definitely recommend it for parents.

Raising Stable Kids in an Unstable World  May 20, 2002
What an enlightening book from the enjoyable anecdotes to the informative, positive and eye opening solutions to coping and ridding our children of stress in today's environment. Our parents had Dr. Spock. We are lucky to have Dr. Marks. This book is a must read for all parents.

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