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

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

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The orchid and the dandelion : why some children struggle and how all can thrive
Title
The orchid and the dandelion
Title remainder
why some children struggle and how all can thrive
Statement of responsibility
W. Thomas Boyce, MD
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From one of the world's foremost researchers and pioneers of pediatric health--a book that offers hope and a pathway to success for parents, teachers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and child development experts coping with "difficult" children, fully exploring the author's revolutionary discovery about childhood development, parenting, and the key to helping all children find happiness and success. "Based on groundbreaking research that has the power to change the lives of countless children--and the adults who love them." --Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts. In Tom Boyce's extraordinary 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"--
  • "Based on groundbreaking research, a book on the idea that there are children who have the capacity to survive and thrive under any circumstances and those who are highly sensitive to their environment but, if properly nurtured, can survive and flourish"--
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Boyce, W. Thomas
Dewey number
649/.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ755.8
LC item number
.B694 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parenting
  • Developmental psychology
Label
The orchid and the dandelion : why some children struggle and how all can thrive, W. Thomas Boyce, MD
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1082365359
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 277 pages
Isbn
9781101946565
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017060895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1082365359
Label
The orchid and the dandelion : why some children struggle and how all can thrive, W. Thomas Boyce, MD
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1082365359
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 277 pages
Isbn
9781101946565
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017060895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1082365359

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