Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Click & Collect from 2 Hours*
Free Delivery to UK Shops
Free UK Standard Delivery On all orders £20 and over Free Delivery to UK Shops Local shops and expert booksellers nationwide Free Click & Collect to UK shops From 2 hours of your order*
The Children's Bill of Emotional Rights: A Guide to the Needs of Children (Hardback)
  • The Children's Bill of Emotional Rights: A Guide to the Needs of Children (Hardback)
zoom

The Children's Bill of Emotional Rights: A Guide to the Needs of Children (Hardback)

(author)
£65.00
Hardback 252 Pages / Published: 26/11/2011
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
There are approximately 7 billion people in the world, and 2 billion of them are children. Children are the last unheard minority, a group whose voice is seldom listened to, and whose rights are seldom acknowledged. Children are dependent on adults for their survival and wellbeing, and as such are subservient beings. Though the UN recently issued a Charter of the Rights of the Child, an important aspect was neglected-the emotional rights of the child. Children all over the world are routinely bullied, dismissed, and treated as inferior beings. Though a child can survive hunger, cold, and physical trauma, emotional damage in childhood can cause problems that last a lifetime. These problems can have huge repercussions for society when children become teenagers and young adults, from bullying to suicide to mass murder. In every society, individuals are entitled to their human rights. This book outlines the child's emotional rights. The book explains why it is important to respect a child's rights, and how it is possible for parents and teachers to make positive changes in the ways they respond to children. Many adults struggle with preconceived notions on how to discipline and control children. Other adults lack the necessary information on how a child thinks or why a child cannot respond in ways expected of him. And all adults struggle with anger and frustration when dealing with emotional expressions they do not understand. This book helps adults to understand why controlling and manipulating children is not the way to create a healthy community. The book provides insights into a child's mind, gives examples of compassionate and patient responses, and guides parents and teachers towards a greater respect for the rights of the child.

Publisher: Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
ISBN: 9780765708502
Number of pages: 252
Weight: 562 g
Dimensions: 239 x 163 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Eileen Johnson has written a comprehensive statement about the emotional needs of children. Relevant reading for parents, teachers, and all people who care about and care for children. -- Saralea Chazan, PhD, clinical psychologist in private practice in Greenwich Village, New York City
Eileen Johnson has written a much needed and succinct guide to understanding the emotional needs of children. The Children's Bill of Emotional Rights is not only a Bill of Rights for children, but also a step-by-step primer for teachers, parents, and health professionals on helping children to grow by respecting their emotions. Johnson uses her experiences in working with preschool children and their parents to intersperse her book with a wealth of illuminating examples. She emphasizes the importance of listening to children, telling them the truth, protecting them from bullies, and allowing them the full expression (in constructive ways) of their feelings. -- Gerald Schoenewolf, PhD, author, 101 Common Therapeutic Blunders
Eileen Johnson is to be congratulated for her sensitive and emotionally connected description of educational work with children. She clearly describes how "if a child is respected emotionally, if he is treated with respect for his rights, he will be likely to develop into a positive, creative, and socially adaptive adult." She is sensitive to children's needs for adults who know the great responsibility of working with children. She says, "Listening to children does not mean asking open-ended questions of a young child like: `What do you want to do today?' She clearly understands that "Limiting choices is part of adult's role" as well as drawing "realistic boundaries." -- Leon Hoffman M.D.

You may also be interested in...

The Organized Mind
Added to basket
Outliers
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Other Minds
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Family Gift
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Added to basket
Have You Eaten Grandma?
Added to basket
How to Be Human
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Lonely City
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Idiot Brain
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
Added to basket
My Hidden Chimp
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Paperback
12 Rules for Life
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The School of Life
Added to basket
£16.99   £12.99
Hardback
Man's Search For Meaning
Added to basket
Sex Power Money
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
Happiness by Design
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.