Item description for Kids Who Laugh : How to Develop Your Child's Sense of Humor by Louis R. Franzini...
Overview Whether it's dealing with teasers or simply making new friends, laughter can make an important difference. With "Kids Who Laugh", parents can give their children a very special present that will last a lifetime--the gift of laughter.
Publishers Description While some children are born with an innate sense of humor, for most kids, humor is a learned behavior. "Kids Who Laugh "is the first book to examine the psychology of humor in children and explore the many benefits that this characteristic has to offer, including self-confidence, coping skills, creativity, self-control, and more. Most important, it offers the actual tools that parents can use to give their child the gift of laughter.
Awards and Recognitions Kids Who Laugh : How to Develop Your Child's Sense of Humor by Louis R. Franzini has received the following awards and recognitions -
ForeWord Book of the Year Award - 2002 Third Place - Family & Relationships category
Citations And Professional Reviews Kids Who Laugh : How to Develop Your Child's Sense of Humor by Louis R. Franzini has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Library Journal - 04/15/2002 page 118
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Studio: Square One Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.99" Width: 5.98" Height: 0.48" Weight: 0.68 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2001
Publisher Square One Publishers
ISBN 0757000088 ISBN13 9780757000089
Availability 0 units.
More About Louis R. Franzini
" Louis R. Franzini "received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. Currently, he is a professor of psychology at San Diego State University in California, where he has taught for over twentyfive years.
Louis R. Franzini was born in 1941 and has an academic affiliation as follows - San Diego State University, California.
Reviews - What do customers think about Kids Who Laugh : How to Develop Your Child's Sense of Humor?
Kids Who Laugh is Refreshing and Helpful to Practitioners Feb 5, 2008
This book is a refreshing tale about the importance of developing a child's sense of humor. Dr. Franzini breaks down humor and explains what is funny to children at various ages. He highlights all of the benefits of humor. This book uses sound research to validate claims about the health, emotional, and social benefits of laughter. It is refreshing to see an expert who understands how humor can help children cope with a variety of stressful situations, such as teasing and bullying, as well as to deepen friendships. I also appreciated the practical ideas and strategies an educator can use to apply these techniques in a school or clinical setting. Plus, he is funny! And isn't that the most important trait after all?
Our Pummeled Kids May 30, 2006
Our world is ravaged by conflict and our kids are bombarded with stress. Parents are completely frazzled. Dr. Franzini's book is a wonderful antidote to all the stress because it addresses those quiet, marvelous moments we all share with the children in our lives--moments when you catch your breath and think, wow, surely there is hope for this tattered world after all. Humor serves as our deep connection to each other and if we can instill the ability to appreciate humor in our kids, we certainly must. This book will help everyone!
Humor - A Learned Behavior Jul 21, 2002
This book has information anybody can use. Even if your children are grown or you've retired from teaching. You probably have nephews, nieces, grand kids or neighbor kids. Incidentally, it's never too late to learn.
This is an interesting, easy to read, informative book. Positive and full of good ideas. It dispels for once and for all the myth that some of us are born with a sense of humor and some are not. The author shows that this is not true. Everybody, especially kids, can learn to develop, and use, their sense of humor. Great examples and practices as well as interesting websites are chronicled. Exceptional children are also taken into consideration. As the author says, "exceptional kids like to laugh too." Don't we all.
Finally May 1, 2002
Finally a parenting book that deals with teaching children a skill that will be all-important in any future relationship. It also teaches how to discourage inappropriate humor in a positive manner.
This book would be a wonderful guideline for teachers who want to incorporate humor in the classroom. And as teachers are role models for children this is an excellent place to develop this skill.
Kids Who Laugh is written in an easy and witty style and it is apparent that Dr. Franzini has an excellent sense of humor himself.
I would recommend this book to every parent who thinks that laughter in life is important.
Very Worthwhile Apr 18, 2002
Kids Who Laugh is a very informative, enjoyable and worthwhile book. I believe that one of the most important gifts I can give to my children is the gift of a sense of humor. Dr. Franzini, with his insightful text and helpful techniques, helps a parent achieve this goal. Dr. Franzini makes a convincing argument that a sense of humor is a learned trait and, after reading this book, I agree. Even if you already have a well developed sense of humor, this book helps you transfer that trait to your children.