Emotional Muscle Creates Character

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Husband-and-wife authors share their experience, knowledge, and research on building emotional muscles for children, beginning from birth

All parents want their children to have healthy bodies with strong physical muscles. They also want their children to grow up to be successful, kind, responsible, creative, and good. This requires a different kind of muscle, what the internationally renowned authors of this book call “emotional muscle”. In this newly published book, Emotional Muscle: Strong Parents, Strong Children, authors Kerry Kelly Novick and Jack Novick, PhD, integrate their innovative approach and new research on children.

Every child can develop emotional muscles, like trust and adaptability for babies, empathy and agency in one-year-olds, resilience and mastery in two-year-olds, assertion and persistence in three-year-olds, internal controls and realistic standards in four-year-olds, cooperation and competence in five-year-olds, and more. With these added strengths, a child will become a good friend to others, a responsible helper, a self-motivated learner, and be successful in meeting life’s challenges.

Timeless and informative, this book offers parents, grandparents, teachers and all who work with children practical and straightforward ideas and techniques. Everyday stories from home and school show how to build emotional muscles. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to http://www.Xlibris.com.

About the Authors
Kerry Kelly Novick and Jack Novick, PhD, parents to three children and grandparents to four grandchildren, have been working with children and families for over forty-five years. Psychoanalysts and psychologists, they bring their broad and deep knowledge of development in accessible words and concepts to parents, teachers, pediatricians, nurses, and the wider community through newspaper articles, talks, papers in professional journals, and three earlier professional books, translated into several languages.

Kerry Kelly Novick received degrees in Comparative Literature from the University of California at Berkeley and Psychology from University College, London. Kerry is a past President of the international Association for Child Psychoanalysis. Jack Novick received a degree in Literature and Mathematics from McGill University in Montreal, his MA in Experimental Psychology from the New School for Social Research in New York, and his PhD in Clinical Psychology from New York University. They both trained as child psychoanalysts with Anna Freud in London, England. Jack went on to do adult training at the British Psycho-Analytic Institute and Kerry at the New York Freudian Society. Long associated with the University of Michigan Medical School, they are both in clinical practice with families, children, adolescents, and adults in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They are founders of the innovative, award-winning Allen Creek Preschool in Ann Arbor and the International Alliance for Psychoanalytic Schools. Internationally-recognized authorities on child and adolescent development, they teach at universities and training centers throughout the world.

Famous for his films like Singin' in the Rain and American in Paris, Kerry Kelly Novick’s father Gene Kelly was very devoted to children and to their character development. He started dancing schools for children and ran arts programs for disadvantaged children. Almost all his films have dance numbers or scenes with children, where his love for them shines through. The best-known may be “I've Got Rhythm” in American in Paris and his dance with Jerry the Mouse in Anchors Aweigh. Allen Creek Preschool has a Gene Kelly Scholarship and Building Fund in his honor.

Emotional Muscle * by Kerry Kelly Novick & Jack Novick, PhD
Strong Parents, Strong Children
Publication Date: October 18, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 292 pages; 978-1-4535-8474-3
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 292 pages; 978-1-4535-8475-0
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4535-8476-7
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