Koemba Book Club

The Secret Life of the Unborn Child

The Secret Life of the Unborn Child

At sixteen weeks the unborn child shies away from light. At twenty weeks there is a response to speech patterns. At twenty-five weeks the baby can kick in time to music. And at six months the unborn baby can understand the subtle shifts of its mother’s emotions. THE SECRET LIFE OF THE UNBORN CHILD presents […]

Teenagers and Attachment: Helping Adolescents Engage with Life and Learning

Teenagers and Attachment: Helping Adolescents Engage with Life and Learning

When children from insecure backgrounds become adolescents, the challenges they experience themselves and present for those around them can get a lot harder to sort out, before the teenager can fully integrate into society. These adolescents can quickly acquire ‘bad kid’ or ‘anti-social’ labels. They may form attachments by joining gangs, but in doing so, […]

The Interpersonal World of the Infant: A View from Psychoanalysis and Development Psychology

The Interpersonal World of the Infant: A View from Psychoanalysis and Development Psychology

A View from Psychoanalysis and Developmental PsychologyChallenging the traditional developmental sequence as well as the idea that issues of attachment, dependency, and trust are confined to infancy, Stern integrates clinical and experimental science to support his revolutionizing vision of the social and emotional life of the youngest children, which has had spiraling implications for theory, […]

The Birth of a Mother: How the Experience of Motherhood Changes You Forever

The Birth of a Mother: How the Experience of Motherhood Changes You Forever

As you prepare to become a mother, you face an experience unlike any other in your life. Having a baby will redirect your preferences and pleasures and, most likely, will realign some of your values. As you undergo this unique psychological transformation, you will be guided by new hopes, fears, and priorities. In a most […]

The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We are

The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We are

This book goes beyond the nature-nurture divisions that traditionally have constrained much of our thinking about development, exploring the role of interpersonal relationships in forging key connections in the brain. Daniel J. Siegel presents a groundbreaking new way of thinking about the emergence of the human mind-the process by which each of us becomes a […]