Books for children and those who care for them
Some kids seem to burst with energy and intensity. They're passionate, sensitive, and determined to single-handedly right every social wrong. They question what's fair and challenge authority. In their wake you may see exhausted parents and frustrated teachers struggling to keep up.
If you're researching kids who are perfectly normal but may be hard to handle, you'll want to talk to Linda Budd, who has spent almost three decades studying what she calls "the active alert." Her eye-opening book, Living with the Active Alert Child: Groundbreaking Strategies for Parents, has given parents and teachers relief, reassurance and practical advice since it was first published more than 10 years ago. Now, in an extensively revised third edition that has been expanded to include active alert teenagers, this psychologist provides even more advice and anecdotes. After tracking many children to adulthood, she also talks about what high-achievers many "active alerts" turn out to be.
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