Annotated Bibliography

Counseling Children 9

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Institution Affliation

Agi, C. W.(2014). Evaluation of proper parenting of difficult children and itscounseling

implication. .Arabian Journal ofBusiness and Management Review (Oman Chapter), 3(11): 64-71.

Parenting isa fundamental aspect in the life of a child. Agi provides essentialinsight into how various parenting approaches play a part in the lifechildren. He explains how various parenting approaches impactschildren, and how such children can be counseled in case they end uplearning behaviors unexpected of them. Agi explains that parents aresupposed to take good care of their children especially during theirinfancy up to the time they can make their decisions. He says thatduring infancy, children learn more by seeing and hearing what theircaregivers teach them. In most cases, they learn by copying what ishappening in their immediate environment, for this reason, parentingforms an important source of positive influence in their lives. Whencounseling such children, again says that the counsellor should haveproper knowledge of the child’s behavioural entry point so as toknow the best way to handle him. Lastly, the author insists thatchildren should be accessed by their caregivers and parentsoccasionally to make sure that they are on course behavioralwise andthing s that they learn in the society.

Alegre, A. (2012). &quotTheRelation between the Time Mothers and Children Spent Together and

the Children`s Trait EmotionalIntelligence.&quot Child &amp Youth Care Forum 41(5): 493–508.

Alegre, inhis research, explains that parenting requires that parents andcaregivers create enough time for their children especially in theiryounger years. They should always create time during work to minglewith their children in order to understand and show love to them.According to child psychology, when parents and caregivers spentquality time with their young ones, they can effectively impact themwith the skills and traits that are essential for their survival inlife. In counseling children, it is important that the counselorunderstand the behaviors and traits that the child is exhibiting atany point in time. By understanding a child’s background, it iseasy to know the kind influence that controls certain behavioraltraits in him/her and the best approaches to adopt in counseling.

Baggaley, R.,et al (2012). From caution to urgency: The evolution of HIV testingand

counseling in Africa. World HealthOrganization. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 90(9):652-658.

The HIVscourge has had many negative impacts on families in most countriesAfrica and other places in the world. Baggaley, in their research,they explain that children are the most affected especially whentheir parents pass on due to this scourge. For this reason, childrencounselors in areas where HIV has claimed parents and theircaregivers should be careful in their approaches so that children canend up gaining the much-needed hope and courage to face life ahead ofthem. The WHO continues to play an important role in evaluating thissituation in this area, and recommending the best interventionmechanisms through its agencies and other related NGOs. In essence,love towards the families involved should be unconditional for properpsychological growth.

Blades, M, Smith, P, K &amp Cowie,H (2011). Understanding Children`s Development. New York,


The child`s development and growthprocess of a child is a crucial aspect that needs to be understoodby children counselors. In their research, Blades gives importantinsight into some of the milestones that are prevalent in the life ofchildren. By understanding these stages and milestones, counselorscan be better-placed to know the characteristics that childrenexhibit. This way, they may not have to be amazed by some of thebehaviors that children exhibit. Instead, they can make themunderstand the processes and stages of life. In this book, theauthors explain that an understanding of children’s stages ofgrowth should be an important thing for all children counselors.

Danby, S., Butler, C. W., &ampEmmison, M. (2009). When `listeners can`t talk` Comparing active

listening in opening sequence oftelephone and online counseling. Australian Journal of Communication,36(3): 91-113.

In modern times, developments ininformation and technology have been responsible for most processesof life. The research by Danby et al., gives the various process ofhow councils can make use of online child counseling. In as much asthis process seems to be a good approach to distantly related issuesin counseling, it has its drawbacks that hinder its effectiveness.Online counseling, whether it’s meant for children or any otherpeople still needs to be redesigned in such way that it deliverseffective required results.

Kail, R, V (2011). Children andTheir Development. Englewood Cliffs, N.J: Prentice Hall.

The authorprovides important insight into children’s growth and development,and the various characteristics that come with such stages. For thisreason, caregivers and parents should receive training to understandthese stages and help their children grow in that understanding. Whencounseling children, counsellors need to explain to parents andcaregivers that some of the behaviors children exhibit is part oftheir normal growth and development, for this reason, they shouldlearn to understand them and guide them in the best way possible. Inthis book, Kail explains that sometimes parents and caregivers failto understand the processes and stages of children’s growth anddevelopment, when this happens, they end up thinking that childrenare adopting foreign behaviors that are not intended. Kail says that,for this reason, children’s stages of growth and milestonedevelopment should be taught to parents during pre and post nataltraining.

Ninivaggi, F.J. (2013). BiomentalChild Development: Perspectives on Psychology and

Parenting. Lanham, MD: Rowman &ampLittlefield.

Ninivaggiprovides important insight into parenting and psychology of childrenthis is an important subject parent and caregivers in homes and otherplaces need to have to take care of children effectively. Accordingto the author, child development is a process that comes along withdifferent characteristics, for this reason, a comprehensiveunderstanding of these stages is vital in the profession of childrencounseling and psychology. This research is essential in equippingchildren counselors with the much-needed skills, insight andknowledge of how to effectively tackle various challenges arising inchildren at their different stages of growth. Therefore, a holisticapproach towards those challenges will assist in psychological growthof the child.

Palade, A., &amp Constantin, C.(2012). The Necessity of Counseling and Vocational Orientation in

Students` Career Management.Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Brasov.

Economic Sciences. Series V, 5(2),61-68.

Counseling is an important careerthat is relevant in almost all fields, for this reason, students inhigher levels of learning and various tertiary institutions need tobe introduced to it. Palade and Constantin in their book gives theneed for incorporation of counseling in their careers. This authorsprovides insight into the importance of counseling different peoplein the society and various occasions, at the same time, the bookexplains the importance of counselors having an in-depth analysis ofthe problems and situations presented to them before figuring out thebest approaches to handle the particular situations.

Schechter D S &amp Willheim E(2009). The Effects of Violent Experience and Maltreatment on

Infants and Young Children. NewYork: Guilford Press, Inc.

Schechter &amp Willheim, in theirbook, have provided important knowledge into some of the ways inwhich conditions of the family can affect child upbringing. Childrengrown up in abusive families end up adopting truant behaviors thatare sometimes harmful to other children in schools and other placesof playing. When it comes to counseling children that have grown upin abusive families, children counselors should try to understand thecircumstances that such children have grown from.

Westefeld, J.S. (2009). Supervisionof Psychotherapy: Models, Issues and Recommendations.

The Counseling Psychologist, 37(3), 296–316.

Westfield’s book is instrumentalin understanding psychotherapy and the various models that can beapplied in its application. Children counselors need to understandthat children have various stages in their growth that are largelyinfluenced by parentage and other factors in the environment. Inchildren, counseling, there are different models that can be appliedover different situations, to determine which model to apply, a childcounsellor needs to understand the prevailing circumstances of thechild. At the same time, the author has given the advantages anddrawbacks of each model and how it can be applied to produce the mosteffective and desirable results.


Agi, C. W.(2014). Evaluation of proper parenting of difficult children and itscounseling implication. .ArabianJournal of Business and Management Review (Oman Chapter),&nbsp3(11):64-71.

Alegre, A.(2012). &quotThe Relation between the Time Mothers and ChildrenSpent Together and the Children`s Trait EmotionalIntelligence&quot.&nbspChild&amp Youth Care Forum&nbsp41(5):493–508.

Baggaley, R.,et al (2012). From caution to urgency: The evolution of HIV testingand counseling in Africa.&nbspWorldHealth Organization. Bulletin of the World HealthOrganization,&nbsp90(9):652-658.

Blades, M,Smith, P, K &amp Cowie, H (2011).&nbspUnderstandingChildren`s Development.New York, Wiley-Blackwell.

Danby, S.,Butler, C. W., &amp Emmison, M. (2009). When `listeners can`t talk`Comparing active listening in opening sequences of telephone andonline counseling.&nbspAustralianJournal of Communication,&nbsp36(3):91-113.

&nbspKail,R, V (2011).&nbspChildrenand Their Development. EnglewoodCliffs, N.J: Prentice Hall.

Ninivaggi, F.J. (2013). Biomental ChildDevelopment: Perspectives on Psychology and Parenting. Lanham, MD:Rowman &amp Littlefield.

Palade, A., &ampConstantin, C. (2012). The Necessity of Counseling and VocationalOrientation in Students` Career Management.&nbspBulletinof the Transilvania University of Brasov. Economic Sciences. SeriesV,&nbsp5(2),61-68.

Schechter DS, &amp Willheim E (2009). The Effects of Violent Experience andMaltreatment on Infants and Young Children. New York: Guilford Press,Inc.

Westefeld,J.S. (2009). Supervision of Psychotherapy: Models, Issues andRecommendations.&nbspTheCounseling Psychologist,37(3), 296–316.