Dirty secret: I normally hate parenting books. But Harold Koplewicz's The Scaffold Effect is just like him: warm, to-the-point, and wonderfully empathetic. It takes real talent to do what he has accomplished in this book: assemble the best science, probe the wisest clinical minds (including his own), and then weave everything together into a highly readable and relatable narrative that's both useful and fun. With a unique mix of personal anecdote and professional insight, he breaks with received wisdom, delivers up some eye-opening surprises - and sends the greatly reassuring message to parents that, if we take care of ourselves, our kids will be okay.
The Scaffold Effect is written with so much understanding and so much sympathy, for both children and their parents. Harold Koplewicz brings science and clinical experience together with his own family experiences to create a book that is always practical and compassionate, and manages to be firm, gentle, and encouraging in all the right ways.
This compassionate, witty, and street-smart guide to helping kids become independent young adults is a gift to parents everywhere. Harold Koplewicz gives us the tools to build strong, safe support around our children, and then trust that they will launch all the better for it and grow into their own destiny
Drawing on decades of clinical expertise and an organization that does some of the most compelling research on kids and mental health in this country, Dr Koplewicz has written a practical, engrossing, and singularly useful book. Healthy adults don't just happen.
In this era of searing fear and uncertainty, and out of the turbulent sea of contradictory parenting advice, emerges, blessedly, Harold Koplewicz's authoritative counsel. A true giant of child psychiatry, Koplewicz has condensed his immense knowledge, wisdom, and experience into a practical and actionable plan. The Scaffold Effect is an instant classic, a godsend for us all.
The Scaffold Effect is an engaging, practical, and even humorous guide through the challenges and opportunities of parenting.
Full of vivid examples of the evergreen effectiveness of scaffolding - the best way to support children as they grow (and grow away from us) - it's a book for the ages.