The Spiritual Child : The New Science on Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving Paperback
In The Spiritual Child, psychologist Lisa Miller presents the next big idea in psychology: 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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 02/07/2015
- Category: Christian aspects of sexuality, gender & relationships
- ISBN: 9781509812127