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Dr. Laurie Zelinger, a Board Certified Psychologist, was born and raised in New York, and is a successful product of the New York City public school system. She earned her Master’s degree and Professional Diploma from Queens College over 40 years ago and later went on to earn a Doctoral degree from Hofstra University. Dr. Laurie has held elected positions on the Board of Directors of the New York State Association for Play Therapy, and at the national level, she served on the prestigious American Board of Professional Psychology for two years. Her interest in children dates back to her days as a babysitter and became the foundation of her later pursuit of school psychology and play therapy. During the course of her professional career, Dr. Laurie Zelinger and her psychologist husband, Dr. Fred Zelinger, raised four sons. As parents, they learned firsthand the difference between reading about children and living with them.
This book represents the author’s actual experience with her son Jordan’s tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, as well as her hope that others will benefit from this information. Her concept of preparing a child for surgery is based upon the premise that information and preparation will reduce anxiety and help families to better manage the experience. The suggested time lines may also be used as a guide for children undergoing other hospital procedures.
Dr. Laurie’s ongoing devotion to children continues beyond her retirement as a school psychologist in the public school system, as she is now in full time private practice as a child psychologist and credentialed play therapist. She works and lives on Long Island, New York with her husband, Fred.
Children will:Enjoy the story and illustrationsUnderstand how Time Out worksEmpathize with the characters in the bookBe treated respectfully when given a consequenceExperience the benefits of Time Out as a mechanism of behavior change
Parents and caregivers will:Develop a plan for supplying responses to their child’s unacceptable behaviorUnderstand the rationale behind Time-Out as a management techniqueLearn how to use Time Out effectivelyBetter handle behavioral issues wherever they occurLearn that physical forms of punishment do not work
Drs. Zelinger book is clearly informed by literature and both clinical and personal experience. Its simplicity and ease-of-use and understanding allows for broad reach to all parents that face the normal challenges in raising children. The story to help the child understand makes this book unique, as well as the “fixer box” concept. Behavioral difficulties often stem from struggles around feeling in control. This book gives a concrete, more adaptive path for both parents and child to feel in control.
-- David Salsberg, PsyD, DABPS Clinical Neuropsychologist; Director, Pediatric Assessment, Learning & Support (PALS), New York, NY.
In Please explain Time Out To Me, Drs. Laurie and Fred Zelinger offer a clear, concise and insightful look at the often misunderstood and misinterpreted concept of time out. Combining colorful illustrations and story line for children and step-by-step guidelines and principles for parents and adults, the book has unique appeal to both. I highly recommend this book, particularly to parents foraging through the tangled, complicated and sometimes scary web called parenthood.
-- Iris Ackerman, LCSW, PhD, Clinical Social Worker
As a child psychiatrist, finding parenting books that are straightforward, helpful, and concise is a rare find indeed. Drs. Laurie and Fred Zelinger offer just that in Please Explain Time Out To Me. In its pages, they harness their expert clinical experience and judgment and offer it in a relatable, engaging, and entertaining way. I highly recommend this book to families who are struggling with the difficult journey of growing up and managing problem behaviors along the way.
-- Stephen Perret, MD., Child Psychiatrist
Thumbs up for Drs. Zelinger’s book on explaining time out to kids. As a busy working mom with six children, I have used time out effectively. I would recommend reading this book to help understand the benefits of time out for both parents and children, and the effectiveness of time-out as a learning tool. Drs. Zelinger’s thought out story will be a helpful, useful contribution for kids, parents and teachers.
-- Chani Jacobowitz, LCSW; Mother of 6
From the Please Explain To Me... series
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