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Author Boyce, W. Thomas, author.

Title The orchid and the dandelion : why some children struggle and how all can thrive / W. Thomas Boyce, MD.

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Children's, Parents' Shelf    j 649.1 BOY    DUE 07-05-19
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  649.1 BOY    DUE 07-06-19
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor  New Shelf  649.1 BOY    DUE 07-03-19
 PAS Santa Catalina Branch Non-Fiction  New Shelf  649.1 BOY    DUE 06-26-19
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
1 copy being processed for PAS Santa Catalina Branch On Order.
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Children's, Parents' Shelf.
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description xviii, 277 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Summary "In Tom Boyce's new book, he explores the "dandelion" child (hardy, resilient, healthy), able to survive and flourish under most circumstances, and the "orchid" child (sensitive, susceptible, fragile), who, given the right support, can thrive as much as, if not more than, other children. Boyce writes of his pathfinding research as a developmental pediatrician working with troubled children in child-development research for almost four decades, and explores his major discovery that reveals how genetic make-up and environment shape behavior. He writes that certain variant genes can increase a person's susceptibility to depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and antisocial, sociopathic, or violent behaviors. But rather than seeing this "risk" gene as a liability, Boyce, through his daring research, has recast the way we think of human frailty, and has shown that while these "bad" genes can create problems, they can also, in the right setting and the right environment, result in producing children who not only do better than before but far exceed their peers. Orchid children, Boyce makes clear, are not failed dandelions; they are a different category of child, with special sensitivities and strengths, and need to be nurtured and taught in special ways. And in The Orchid and the Dandelion, Boyce shows us how to understand these children for their unique sensibilities, their considerable challenges, their remarkable gifts"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-268) and index.
Subject Parenting.
Developmental psychology.
ISBN 9781101946565 (hardback)
1101946563 (hardback)

 
    
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