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  • Paperback Edition
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    • Black & White interior
    • 162 pages
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    • 162 pages
  • Keywords
    • parenting advice,
    • child development,
    • healing from childhood trauma,
    • childrearing ,
    • mental health,
    • spiritual awareness,
    • dis-ease

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Unmet Needs Never Go Away
A New Paradigm for Raising Our Children in the 21st Century
by Brenda May Whiteman

Learn a better way of childrearing to raise mentally and emotionally stable children who will positively contribute to society and their own lives. Want to develop a deeper level of relationship with your children to ensure they grow up to be mentally, psychologically, and emotionally stable? Key to this is the idea that healthy parenting principles lead to stable personality development. Unmet Needs Never Go Away posits a new parenting philosophy, while discussing personality development in childhood and how to create healthy human beings, free from mental health disorders and psychological damage. In this book, you will learn about: • The mental health issues that arise from a lack of knowledge about parenting ideals and healthy child development in the family. • the relevant factors that contribute to various personality disorders, and psychological and emotional problems that can and often do arise in the context of familial relationships during the important developmental years of childhood and adolescence. • the connections between all aspects of human beings, including the physical, psychological, cognitive, emotional, and spiritual aspects of a healthy personality. Unmet Needs Never Go Away inspires you to pay closer attention to the relationships you create with your children while also emphasizing connections between society’s growing mental health crisis and how it relates to the beginning of every person’s life. Your job as a parent has never been more important.

"This book is a brilliant clarion call to action to understand and care for our children. A must read for parents, teachers and helping professionals." —Stacey Sanderson, Psychotherapist, B.S.W., M.A., R.S.W., R.P. “Brenda has beautifully captured the invisible nature of childhood, astutely deducing how it must be understood and respected if we are to raise stable human beings. This book is not only for psychotherapists and other professionals, but for every person who hopes to understand their own journey through life.” —Jan Tkachuk, Psychotherapist, M.A., R.P. "Whiteman provides remedial-parenting prescriptions via an accumulation of proofs and startling facts... So well-documented, the book is an insights-page-turner." —Dr. Anne Watson, Special Ed., Psychoeducational Diagnostician "Overall, Brenda Whiteman highlights the lasting impact of unmet emotional and psychological needs on children's well-being. It calls for a shift in societal attitudes and parenting practices, placing greater emphasis on emotional connection, attachment, and positive relationships." —Deb Cockerton BST, CYC, MSc CYC (in progress)

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Brenda May Whiteman has worked in counselling, psychotherapy, family therapy, and parenting education and coaching for over thirty years. As a young adult, she underwent personal psychotherapy in order to heal from childhood/family experiences. Her university studies included several relevant disciplines with the express intention of developing greater knowledge concerning the human developmental condition. Brenda has had her own psychotherapy practice now for eleven years and has worked with hundreds of individuals and families during this time. The focus of her work has been the origin and development of mental health disorders and how they arise from faulty childrearing practices. During her career, Brenda has authored many articles for newspapers, professional journals, and organizations. In addition, her experience includes mental health agencies, primary health care settings and public education. She is a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals, is a lay pastoral minister and a licensed wedding officiant in the province of Ontario. Brenda was born in Toronto and currently lives in Peterborough, Ontario.


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