Parent Survival Guide From Chaos to Harmony in Ten Weeks or Less

ISBN-10: 0415989345

ISBN-13: 9780415989343

Edition: 2009

Authors: Theresa Kellam

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List price: $20.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 11/5/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Introduction: This Program Is Different
Making a Loving Connection
Keeping a Loving Connection
A Loving Connection: Guidance Instead of Control
To Survive We Must Have an Emotional Connection
Children Will Connect Any Way They Can
Making Things Better May Not Be Loving
Being With Your Children So They Won't Feel Alone
The Simple Mechanics of a Loving Connection
The Power of Empathy
What's Getting in Your Way?
The Pain of Empathizing
Parental Disappointment
Parental Anger
Are You a Thermostat or a Thermometer?
Parental Guilt
Give Yourself a Break
It's What You Do After What You Did
Practice a Reflective Response
Answers Using Reflective Responding
The Wonder of Play: Speaking Your Child's Language
Collecting Toys for Special Playtime
What Happens in Special Playtime Can Stay in Special Playtime
Behavior Is an Expression of Feelings and Thoughts
Entering Your Child's World
Tracking Your Child's Behavior
Practice Tracking
Answers Using Tracking
Nonverbal Language
Goals of the Play Session
Choosing a Time
Choosing a Place
Adapting Special Playtime to Babies
Adapting Special Playtime to Teens
Adapting Special Playtime to Special Needs Children
Is There Meaning in Children's Play?
Review of Previous Homework
A Window to Your Child's Inner World
Set the Stage
From Order to Chaos
The Only Limits
It's Important
No Interruptions
Beginning the Session
Reflect Feelings and Track Behavior
Returning Responsibility
Show Me What Happens When You Try
Offering Assistance
Self-Esteem Building Responses
Ending the Play Session
Evaluating Your Sessions
Are You Ready?
Answers to Review
Play Session Transcripts
A Child Who Wants to Please
A Rebellious Child
Practice Play Session Scenarios
Review of Previous Homework
Promoting Your Child's Emotional Maturity
Emotions as a Guide
How Emotions Take Over Your Life
All Emotions Are Related to Our Desire for Personal Power
Emotions and Morality
Sitting With Emotions
Teaching Instead of Punishing
Setting Limits With Love and Compassion
Why It's Worth It
Delaying Gratification and Increasing Frustration Tolerance
Promoting Security
No One Can Do It All the Time
Guidelines for Expressing Difficult Emotions
Practice ACT
ACT Answer Sheet
Review of Previous Homework
Your Child's Place in Your Heart
Beyond Dysfunction
Practicing Fascination
Review the Videotapes
Set the Stage for a Structured Play Session
Body Language
Lean Forward and Appear Interested
Allow the Child to Lead
Returning Responsibility
Reflective Responding
Seeing the World Through Your Child's Eyes
Matching and Mirroring
Review of Previous Homework
Gaining Your Child's Respect
Treating Others With Respect Scenario
Chore Scenario
In- and Out-of-Bed Scenarios
Homework Scenario
Horse Sense
Choice-Giving and Decision Making
Practice Choice-Giving
Answers to Choice-Giving Practice
Review of Previous Homework
Connecting With Your Child
"I'm Worried About What My Child's Play Might Mean"
Don't Let Your Excuses Get in Your Way
"My Child Just Wants Attention"
"My Child Is Trying to Manipulate Me"
"What About Discipline?"
"I Don't Have Time for This"
"No One Understands"
"I'm Worried I'm Not Doing It Right"
Analyzing the Transcript
"How Is Understanding My Feelings Different From Reacting to Them?"
Are You Still Grieving Your Own Childhood?
Identifying Your Own Emotional Issues
Review of Previous Homework
Nurturing Your Child's Inner Wisdom
Three Conditions for a Healthy Relationship
Making Love Conditional
Praise, the Language of Evaluation
A Misunderstanding of Self-Esteem
Ideal Self versus Real Self
I Love You, No Matter What
Valuing Not Evaluating
You're Already Doing It
I'll See the World Through Your Eyes
I'll Be Honest
Everyone Matters
Let Your Children Know They Matter
Review of Previous Homework
Facilitating Your Child's Healing
Play Themes
Helping Your Child Move On
Giving Your Child Fairy Godparents
Structured Doll Play
Structured Doll Play for Loss and Trauma
Sand Play
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
What Are Your Questions?
Review of Homework
You Did It!
Child Behavior Inventory
Parent Behavior Inventory
"Where Do I Go From Here?"
"How Do I Know If My Child Needs a Therapist?"
"How Do I Know If I Need Therapy?"
A Word About Medication
Your Child's Diagnosis
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