Exploring Best Child Development Practices in Contemporary Society

Exploring Best Child Development Practices in Contemporary Society

Nava R. Silton (Marymount Manhattan College, USA)
Release Date: March, 2020|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 305
ISBN13: 9781799829409|ISBN10: 1799829405|EISBN13: 9781799829416|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2940-9


Parents and teachers require a greater understanding of child development and of evidence-based research practices for how to best raise successful, emotionally intelligent, kind, and empathetic children in contemporary society. Hands-on practical advice is needed to foster such attributes during child development in order to raise happy, healthy, and successful children regardless of their backgrounds, abilities, or preferences.

Exploring Best Child Development Practices in Contemporary Society is a critical scholarly publication that strengthens and optimizes parenting capacity by sharing research-based methods for a better understanding of the constructs of kindness, empathy, emotional intelligence, grit, and bullying preventive and intervention efforts and offers tools that cultivate these important qualities in today's children. Moreover, the text delves into best rearing practices for raising children with disabilities and children on the LGBTQ spectrum. Featuring a range of topics including child development, media diet, and physical development, this book is ideal for teachers, psychologists, therapists, researchers, academicians, practitioners, and students.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Bullying
  • Child Development
  • Children With Disabilities
  • Cognitive Development
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • LGBTQ+
  • Media Diet
  • Parenting
  • Physical Development
  • Resilience
  • Socio-Emotional Development

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Nava R. Silton, Ph.D. received her B.S. from Cornell University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Fordham University. Silton has worked at Nickelodeon, Sesame Workshop, and Mediakidz. She has taught both undergraduate and graduate psychology courses at Fordham University, Hunter College, Touro College and began a tenure-track line in the Department of Psychology at Marymount Manhattan College in the fall of 2011. She was a Postdoctoral Templeton Fellow at the Spears Research Institute at the Healthcare Chaplaincy from 2009-2010 and she has conducted research at the Autism Seaver Center at Mount Sinai Hospital and at Sesame Street Workshop. Her primary research interests include determining how best to enhance typical children’s sensitivity to children with disabilities, how to teach social emotional skills to children on the spectrum and looking at the interface between religion and health. She is currently producing a children’s television show, with a stop bullying platform as a primary focus.