March 13, 2007
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College Associate Professor of Psychology Catherine Sanderson has authored a new book, Slow and Steady Parenting: Active Childraising for the Long Haul, from Birth to Age 3 (M. Evans, 2005, 166 pp.).

Sanderson’s groundbreaking work teaches parents that following the quick-fix, “whatever works now” parenting solutions proposed by many other books may lead to a lack of independence and confidence in a child’s self-image. Sanderson’s work, based on the most current research, explains that the road to successful parenting is slow and steady. The book outlines important lessons and helpful advice for dealing with everyday parenting situations, decreasing parent-child struggles and enhancing children’s physical and psychological well-being. Based on the principle that “slow and steady wins the race,” this is a manual for raising children in today’s world of immediate gratification.

Sanderson is an associate professor of psychology at Amherst College. A graduate of Stanford University, she received her Ph.D. degree in social psychology in 1997 from Princeton University. Sanderson has authored numerous articles, and has been teaching at Amherst College since 1997. A mother of three, she lives in the town of Amherst.