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Trauma-Proofing Your Kids: A Parents' Guide for Instilling Confidence, Joy and Resilience

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The number of anxious, depressed, hyperactive and withdrawn children is staggering—and still growing! Millions have experienced bullying, violence (real or in the media), abuse or sexual molestation. Many other kids have been traumatized from more “ordinary” ordeals such as terrifying medical procedures, accidents, loss and divorce. Trauma-Proofing Your Kids sends a lifeli ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published March 4th 2008 by North Atlantic Books
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Jan 30, 2012 Monty rated it it was amazing
Trauma-Proofing Your Kids, a parents’ guide for instilling confidence, joy and resilience by Peter A. Levine and Maggie Kline impressed me as one of the most important books to have as a resource. It not only applies to kids, but it is equally appropriate for adults though there are other books by these authors that speak more directly to adult issues. Because of the areas addressed in the book, it is not just for parents—it is really for everyone.

The authors, using much data from science, ident
Apr 22, 2014 Katie rated it really liked it
I read this for school but would definitely recommend it for any parent. This is a good book to help your kids through a traumatic event and tho help build resiliancy for protection from future events. This book is an easy read.
Sep 20, 2013 Annell rated it liked it
Good info.

Favorite Quote:
It's not our words that have the greatest impact; it's the non-verbal cues that create the feelings of safety and trust. Before you can attune to your child's sensations, rhythms and emotions, you must first learn to attune to your own. Then your calm can become their calm." pg. 17
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Feb 23, 2013 Rod White rated it liked it
I think this was a very helpful, well-written book. My main warning, for those who might care, is that Peter Levine has a long association with Esalen and his "somatic experiencing" is rather religious, in essence. You might want to have the whole picture behind this book.
Aug 10, 2010 Ariel rated it it was amazing
the title of this book is weird, but i enjoyed the book quite a bit. it was recommended to me by someone who works as a psychologist in the area of childhood trauma. it was not a clinical book, very easy to read, and gave good stories and hands on "things to do" to help your kids face various situations.
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Great book so far
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Very practical, hands on approach. This book is full of exercises and strategies that anyone (parent or no) could use to make our world a little brighter for us all.
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Peter A.Levine, Ph.D. is the originator and developer of Somatic Experiencing® and the Director of The Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute. He holds doctorate degrees in Medical Biophysics and in Psychology. During his thirty five-year study of stress and trauma, Dr. Levine has contributed to a variety of scientific and popular publications.

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