Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.
Unlocking Parental Intelligence: Finding Meaning in Your Child’s Behavior
In Unlocking Parental Intelligence, long-experienced psychoanalyst, Laurie Hollman, PhD, encourages parents to find the significance behind their child’s behaviors by becoming “meaning-makers.” Parental Intelligence is explained through compelling and empathic story-telling that answers parents’ questions: “Why do children do what they do? “ “What’s on their minds?” “How can parents know their child’s inner world?
Through a clear five-step approach, parents discover the power and wisdom of a new parenting mindset that helps them learn what their kids think, want, intend and feel. They see actions as communications. They are rewarded with open parent-child dialogue about the underlying problems hidden beneath the behaviors. As they problem solve, parents discover misbehaviors are not only meaningful, but a catalyst to change.
Both parents and professionals alike will find a new parenting approach from this invaluable book that will reshape families’ lives and guide them through all stages of typical and atypical child development. This accessible read enlightens, uplifts, and relieves while cultivating critical thinking on the part of parents and children as they wrestle with the common, sometimes desperate vexations of family life.
Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. is a psychoanalyst with specialized clinical training in infant-parent, child, adolescent, and adult psychotherapy. She has been on the faculties of New York University and the Society for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, among others. She has written extensively on parenting for various publications, including the Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, The International Journal of Infant Observation, Newsday’s Parents & Children Magazine, Long Island Parent and her most current popular column, PARENTAL INTELLIGENCE, at Moms Magazine. She and her husband are the proud parents of two spirited, loving adult sons.
Adolescent Development, The Interpretation of Children’s Art, Parental Intelligence, Parent Effectiveness, Infant Observation and Attachment Styles