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Book details
  • SubGenre:Ethics & Morals
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Cinematherapy
  • Series Number:3
  • Pages:257
  • eBook ISBN:9781483551692


Using Movies to Teach Life's Most Important Lessons

by Gary Solomon

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STOP USING MOVIES AS MERE BABY-SITTERS! INSTEAD, SHOW AGE-APPROPRIATE MOVIES TO PROMOTE THE EMOTIONAL, SOCIAL AND INTELLECTUAL GROWTH OF YOUR CHILDREN. Cinemaparenting® opens the vast panorama of movie themes and lessons to children (and the adults who nurture and teach them), stimulating examination of some of life’s most important issues. The book analyzes the movie’s primary themes, and a list of questions to help parents lead a fruitful family discussion. This innovative book empowers parents to: • Help their children clarify their values and learn right from wrong. • Link movie themes and plots to real issues in children’s lives, such as teasing, cheating, love, money, friendship, alcohol, and drugs. • Reduce communication barriers and promote open, honest discussions with your children. • Teach valuable life lesions and deepen family intimacy in the context of entertainment. • Explore topics such as adoption, divorce, violence, sadness, dreams, goals, lying, family relocation, and coming of age. • Discuss sex and other difficult subjects with ease and honesty. • Discuss how and why kids identify with certain movie characters.
About the author
Professor Gary Solomon is a retired tenured professor of psychology. Professor Solomon fathered, defined and popularized Cinematherapy®, a form of therapy using movies for their therapeutic messages. Cinemaparenting® is Professor Solomon's third book on the subject of Cinematherapy®. His first and second books are The Motion Picture Prescription® and Reel Therapy®, respectively. As a psychologist and an expert on the subject of psychiatric diagnosis and has written two books on psychiatric disorders, A Psychiatric Diagnosis Primer and Psych 101. Using his understanding of psychiatric disorders, he wrote the novel, A Ballad for Allison Porter, a psychological thriller. Being the creative person he is, Professor Solomon has written two plays. Boxcar, the story of Woody Guthrie and Cannibals and Headhunters, a psychologist decent into madness. Professor Solomon likes to call himself a "wordsmith" and has written many books on word play, as well as a children's book, Why is Brian so Fat?. Professor Solomon's most recent books are HOA Academy and HOA: Crisis in America, a most unique FREE on-line book about the effects on homeowners who live in Homeowners Associations (HOAs). **** To learn more about Professor Solomon:,,,,, or **** To contact Professor Solomon or to engage him as an expert witness: Dr. Robin Huhn, 702.812.4599 or [email protected]
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