Everyone Needs Attention
Helping Young Children Thrive
By Tamar Jacobson
Attention seeking is seen as misbehavior in young children, and giving them the attention they need is often times interpreted as reinforcement of bad behavior. Everyone Needs Attention focuses on how we, as adults, manage our emotions when children seek our attention, including a “how-to” chapter to help reflect about how the reader sought out attention when they were children. This book includes conversations with teachers as well as some concrete steps to assist in self-explorations.
Tamar Jacobson, PhD, includes her own life story suffering emotional neglect, as well ask anecdotes of her work with teachers, families and children over the past forty years as a preschool teacher, professor, mother, and early childhood consultant.