A groundbreaking approach to understanding and parenting children who frequently exhibit severe fits of temper and other intractable behaviours, from a distinguished clinician and pioneer in this field, now updated to include the most recent research.
Almost everyone knows an explosive child, one whose frequent, severe fits of temper leave his or her parents standing helpless in their fear, frustration, and guilt. Most of these parents have tried everything—reasoning, behaviour modification, therapy, medication—but to no avail. They wonder if their child is deviant or just plain bad.
Dr. Ross Greene has worked with thousands of explosive children, and he has good news: these kids aren't bad, and neither are their parents. Rather, explosive children suffer from a physiological deficiency in frustration tolerance and flexibility. Throughout this compassionate book, Dr. Greene demonstrates why traditional treatments don't work for these kids and offers a new conceptual framework for understanding their behaviour, along with new language to describe it. He explains the latest neuroscience findings about the importance of flexibility, and, most important, he shows parents specific, practical ways they can recognize the signs of an impending explosion, defuse tension, and reduce frustration levels for the entire family.
Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., is Associate Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School and the originator of the model described in this book. He serves extensively as a consultant to families, schools, and therapeutic facilities and lectures widely throughout the world. Additional resources on his approach can be found on the website of his nonprofit Lives in the Balance (www.livesinthebalance.org).
for us this book finally helped me understand my child. Methods don't work overnight but my daughter loved reading it with me and seeing that there were other people who felt like... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Catherine
Well worth buying and reading if you have a child with anger or explosive episodes.Published 8 months ago by Marlyne Harrison
Explanations good . Very knowledgable author . Have yet to put "theory into practice"Published 10 months ago by Lorrain B. Barner
Very practical advice, with examples that you will be able to relate to and start using immediately. It has helped bring me closer to understanding my child.Published 14 months ago by RyersonStudent
I really have to say that I enjoyed the light hearted nature of this book. It also helped me put things into perspective with my child suffering from OCD and ADHD. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Em Frizzley
Excellent read, especially how to problem solve, using different plans, ie. Plan A, B and C when facing difficulties with children. I started using it with great results so far.Published 18 months ago by MM
Made me realize I am not the only one going through this. Great information that is doable...can't wait to try these techniques!Published on July 12 2013 by Melissa Doucet