Explosive Child A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children

ISBN-10: 0061906190

ISBN-13: 9780061906190

Edition: 2010

Authors: Ross W. Greene

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What's an explosive child? A child who responds to routine problems with extreme frustration-crying, screaming, swearing, kicking, hitting, biting, spitting, destroying property, and worse. A child whose frequent, severe outbursts leave his or her parents feeling frustrated, scared, worried, and desperate for help. Most of these parents have tried everything-reasoning, explaining, punishing, sticker charts, therapy, medication-but to no avail. They can't figure out why their child acts the way he or she does; they wonder why the strategies that work for other kids don't work for theirs; and they don't know what to do instead. Dr. Ross Greene, a distinguished clinician and pioneer in the treatment of kids with social, emotional, and behavioural challenges, has worked with thousands of explosive children, and he has good news: these kids aren't attention-seeking, manipulative, or unmotivated, and their parents aren't passive, permissive pushovers. Rather, explosive kids are lacking some crucial skills in the domains of flexibility/adaptability, frustration tolerance, and problem solving, and they require a different approach to parenting. Throughout this compassionate, insightful, and practical book, Dr. Greene provides a new conceptual framework for understanding their difficulties, based on research in the neurosciences. He explains why traditional parenting and treatment often don't work with these children, and he describes what to do instead. Instead of relying on rewarding and punishing, Dr. Greene's Collaborative Problem Solving model promotes working with explosive children to solve the problems that precipitate explosive episodes, and teaching these kids the skills they lack.
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 1/19/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Waffle Episode
Kids Do Well If They Can
Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems
Drama in Real Life
The Truth About Consequences
Three Plans (One in Particular)
Trouble in Paradise
B Scene
Extra Help
Family Matters
The Dinosaur in the Building
Better
Additional Reading
Index
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