This volume presents the concept of vigilant care as a protective and non-intrusive parental attitude to risky behaviors of children and adolescents. The effective component in vigilant care is not control, but parental presence. Vigilant care is a flexible attitude in which parents shift between levels of open attention, focused attention, and protective action, according to the alarm signals they detect. The author presents a detailed theoretical, empirical, and clinical rationale for the model that deals with potentially problematic parental attitudes or parent-child processes such as overparenting, psychological control, disregard of legitimate personal domains or of the child's need for self-determination, parent-child mutual distancing, and escalation.
Table of Contents
1. Vigilant Care Oren Dritter and Shai Satran 2. Vigilant Care in Daily Life Tal Fisher and Shai Satran 3. When the Child Resists Yoel Everett 4. Lies Shai Satran 5. Friends Gabriela Hanga 6. Money Yael Nevat and Tal Fisher 7. Cigarettes, Alcohol, and Drugs Tal Carty, Dan Solomon, and Avigail Hirsch-Asa 8. Computers and the Internet Yaron Sela 9. Diabetes Yael Rothman-Kabir 10. Vigilant Care Among Juvenile Offenders Zohar Lotringer 11. Teen Driving Appendix C. T. Juravel and Y. Shimshoni Conclusion
Haim Omer, PhD, is a professor in the School of Psychological Sciences at Tel Aviv University, and is the founder and professional director of the Parent-Training Center at the Schneider Children’s Hospital in Petah Tivka, Israel. He is the author of several books and is the developer of "non-violent resistance" as a therapeutic approach to violent, risk-taking, and self-destructive children and adolescents.