A BOOK WITH ALL THE ANSWERS TO THOSE QUESTIONS THAT GROWN-UPS TOO OFTEN DON’T WANT TO HEAR. BECAUSE THERE ARE NO IMPOSSIBLE, FORBIDDEN OR DANGEROUS QUESTIONS
THE THINGS THAT… NO ONE HAS THE COURAGE TO TELL YOU
(BEFORE YOU ARE 10 YEARS’ OLD)
by ALBERTO PELLAI & BARBARA TAMBORINI
TARGET AGE 8+, pp 192, 14×21, € 14,90, softback 978885118259
THE TWO DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY EXPERTS HELP CHILDREN AND THEIR PARENTS TO FACE FEARS AND DOUBTS ABOUT THE WORLD WE LIVE IN. A BOOK WITH ALL THE ANSWERS TO THOSE QUESTIONS THAT GROWN-UPS TOO OFTEN DON’T WANT TO HEAR. BECAUSE THERE ARE NO IMPOSSIBLE, FORBIDDEN OR DANGEROUS QUESTIONS.
Why when I play video games I never want to stop? Why don’t grown-ups ever apologize? Why is there racism? Can vaccines defeat any virus? Why do you feel anxiety and what you can do to manage it? These are just a few of the questions that children and teenagers ask us, and that are explored in this volume. To be afraid in the face of unusual situations or problems can be a natural and instinctive reaction. But human beings have evolved with the capacity to use their mind and to talk with others to find shared meanings, to comfort and to support each other in the face of unforeseen challenges, imminent dangers, facts and events that make them feel lonely, confused or sad.
In this book 25 key life-themes are addressed in their emotional aspects, for the challenges they represent to those facing them. Above all, young readers will learn that everything can be asked, all can be explored and there is an explanation to everything. And that the worst words are those not said, and that the questions that really scare – when a child – are those that adults – very often – do not wish to hear. In this book, you will find these questions, all of them!
Alberto Pellaiis a doctor and children psychotherapist, is also a researcher at the Bio-Medical department at the Università degli Studi of Milan, where he works on prevention. In 2004 the Italian Ministry of Health awarded him the silver medal of merit in Public Health. He is the author of many best seller books for parents, teachers, teenagers and children. His books are translated in 10 languages.