Amba Press acquires a new book by two childhood development and parenting experts.
Amba Press is pleased to announce that we have acquired a non-fiction book from childhood development and parenting author and experts, Dr Michael C. Nagel and Dr Shelley Davidow. Amba Press will publish their book Grounded: The off-road guide to supporting children in an unstable world in 2024.
In this book, the authors draw on decades of research, parenting experience, and hard-won insights, and bring it all together in a book with one purpose: to provide parents, from infants to teens, with a guide to protecting childhood and supporting their children's neurological development.
Grounded provides insights on how to minimize the effects of stress and support optimal cognitive, emotional, and physiological development at home, at school, and in the outside world. The guide is based on research in neuroscience, psychology, and education, as well as their own life experiences as parents.
“If we want children to enjoy childhood and become happy, healthy adults in a world that seems increasingly scary to many, there is a lot we can do,” Dr Michael C. Nagel states.
“We believe more strongly than ever that it's time to let children just be children and to look with discernment not only at our home environments, but at the wider world, and at our children’s schools. We do so with a view to ensuring that our kids are not being treated as pawns to be anxiously moved along political or ideological pathways depending upon someone’s preconceived notions of the world,” Dr Davidow comments.
About Dr Michael C Nagel
Dr Michael Nagel is an Associate Professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast where he teaches and researches in the areas of child and adolescent development, behaviour and learning. He is the author of twenty books on child development and learning used by teachers and parents in over forty countries and has delivered over 300 workshops and seminars for parents and teachers nationally and internationally.
About Shelley Davidow
Dr Shelley Davidow is a senior lecturer in the School of Education and an award-winning author, facilitator in Restorative Practice and HeartMath Coach and Mentor. Her 47 books include the internationally acclaimed memoirs Runaways, (Ultimo, 2022), Shadow Sisters and Whisperings in the Blood (University of Queensland Press, 2018, 2016) the creative writing textbook Playing with Words (Palgrave Macmillan 2016), Raising Stress-Proof Kids (Familius, 2015) and Writing the Radical Memoir (Bloomsbury UK, 2023). She runs workshops and professional development on mitigating the impact of stress at home and in classrooms. She is a frequent keynote presenter at educational conferences in Australia.
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