The Silenced Child: Making Time to Listen to Our Children

The Silenced Child Making Time to Listen to Our Children Drawing on neurology Buddhism and psychoanalysis Claudia Gold s reveals listening to be at the heart of human growth and healing

  • Title: The Silenced Child: Making Time to Listen to Our Children
  • Author: Claudia M. Gold
  • ISBN: 9780738218397
  • Page: 235
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Drawing on neurology, Buddhism, and psychoanalysis, Claudia Gold s reveals listening to be at the heart of human growth and healing.

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    1. Claudia M. Gold, AB'83, MD'87AuthorFrom the author: "In The Silenced Child, pediatrician Claudia Gold shows the tremendous power of listening in promoting growth and healing. Bringing her intimate knowledge of the issue from a wide range of perspectives—pediatrics, infant mental health, psychoanalysis, and as a parent—she exposes the ways children are being silenced and their development stunted in the age of quick diagnoses and overmedication. Through vivid examples from her clinical practi [...]

    2. Fascinating book. Many of us have long suspected that many kids who are being diagnosed with ADHD, anxiety, and depression don't actually have a mental disorder. Instead, our society is so desperate for a quick fix that we'd rather put them on medication than try to figure out the true causes of attention span issues, "defiant" behavior, unreasonable-seeming fears, and more. Claudia Gold specializes in early childhood mental health, and she has seen firsthand how simply providing time and a safe [...]

    3. All sort of witch doctors with crisp diplomas pushing forward opinions with the sole test "in my practice". If they were smarter they would recognize it as a confirmation bias and move forward, but nobody in their med school talked about biases and everybody was presenting magic formulas. So when those students get their right to practice they do what they were told: ignore the bias, make your own magic formulas.

    4. The importance of listening - really listening - is the focus of this book and can be applied to adults as well as to children. Listening not medicating , taking time to listen and not just be in such a turmoil of activity.

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