The Spiritual Child: The New Science on Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving

Category: Book
By (author): Miller, Lisa
Subject:  FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / General
  PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Child
  PSYCHOLOGY / General
  RELIGION / Christian Life / Family
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Picador
Published: May 2016
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in
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From The Publisher*In The Spiritual Child, psychologist Lisa Miller presents the next big idea in psychology and parenting: the science and the power of spirituality. She explains the clear, scientific link between spirituality and health and shows that children who have a positive, active relationship to spirituality: - are 40% less likely to use and abuse substances - are 60% less likely to be depressed as teenagers - are 80% less likely to have dangerous or unprotected sex - have significantly more positive markers for thriving including an increased sense of meaning and purpose, and high levels of academic success. Combining cutting-edge research with broad anecdotal evidence from her work as a clinical psychologist to illustrate just how invaluable spirituality is to a child's mental and physical health, Miller translates these findings into practical advice for parents, giving them concrete ways to develop and encourage their children's-as well as their own-well-being. In this provocative, conversation-starting book, Dr. Miller presents us with a pioneering new way to think about parenting our modern youth.
Review Quote*Not since Paul Tough declaimed on the importance of 'grit' in his 2012 bestseller How Children Succeed has a book made a bigger argument on behalf of an amorphous personal quality without which children are sunk.- New York magazine "Perceptive, thought-provokingā€¦ A valuable book for anyone interested in spiritual development in children, adolescents, and families."-Gretchen Rubin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project "Startlingly fresh scientific research and beautiful teachingsā€¦ A fascinating, groundbreaking and important work."-Wendy Mogel, New York Times bestselling author of The Blessings of a Skinned Knee
Biographical NoteLISA MILLER, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology and Education, and director of the Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College. She is also the director of the Spirituality Mind Body Institute and the coeditor in chief of the APA journal Spirituality in Clinical Practice. Her research has been published in JAMA Psychiatry and American Journal of Psychiatr y. She has appeared on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the Today Show. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and three children.