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Salma Bhalla, Ph.D. is a Clinical Child Psychologist with over 30 years of experience in individual and group private practice. She has treated children with emotional and behavioral problems ranging from stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, to children in crisis needing immediate intervention including hospitalization. She has consulted with thousands of parents on parent-child problems; and with teachers, school administrators and pediatricians on children’s mental health issues. She has also directed a children’s prevention program for elementary school aged children.
Parents of young children need to focus as much on their child’s mental health as they do on his physical health. Mental and physical health go hand in hand. A child with emotional problems can develop physical symptoms such as stomachaches and headaches. On the other hand, a child with ongoing physical problems can get depressed and angry. Hence the parents need to be aware of their child’s state of emotional well being and be able to help him before it escalates into something more serious. An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.
In keeping with this philosophy Dr. Bhalla’s two books Cues & Clues to Children’s Behaviors (paperback and ebook) and Stress In Children – Causes, Prevention & Intervention (ebook) are designed to help parents of children 3 to 13 years old. She offers the parents insights into the hows and whys of their child’s behaviors, knowledge about ways to prevent behaviors and numerous suggestions for implementation.
Dr. Salma Bhalla makes presentations regarding children’s mental health to parents, schools, organizations and associations working with young children. Her third book Develop Resiliency For Kindergarten Readiness is coming soon.
on May 27, 2012 :
Dr. Bhalla’s book is unique in that it has provided parents and caregivers with a very readable, comprehensive, and practical guide to understanding and caring for children—at all stages and in a wide variety of circumstances. If I had to choose a single book to guide parents and caregivers in helping children grow up emotionally well-adjusted, Cues and Clues would be the book.
Castellano Turner, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychology Program
University of Massachusetts Boston
(reviewed the day of purchase)