Transforming the Difficult Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach Paperback – Nov 21 2005
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"This is the approach I recommend" Patch Adams, MD renowned US Physician "I am filled with hope for my seven-year-old grandson who has been diagnosed as having ADHD. I am also filled with remorse that no such approach was available for me to pursue with my eldest daughter who is now almost 40" Sonja Heimich - USA --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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"We had lost hope. This approach has saved our family. We were spinning our wheels. Everything we tried in the past was making the problems worse. Now our intense child is intensely wonderful...without medications."
"My child was diagnosed with ADHD. I thought it was a death sentence. We couldn't go an hour without an argument or some horrendous incident. Now I know peace and pleasure for the first time in many years."
"This is absolutely the most worthwhile information I have ever learned. My hyperactive child is now my amazing child."
"Our child was in therapy for years. The more she got in touch with her feelings, the more she seemed to take her anger out on us. It's hard to believe, but after applying these strategies for less than a month, my difficult daughter is now a cooperative and pleasant young person."See all Product Description
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As an alternative, I highly recommend "Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles : Winning for a Lifetime" by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka who also offers a nurturing approach to these spirited children (the author uses a more positive word than difficult, don't you think?), but without a reward-based system.
I always knew I had to praise the good in my child but what I did not know was, what to do when he behaved very bad and accordingly I become his toy.
His method is super, I never raise my voice any more, and spend so much positive time with him instead of lecturing him. Both my husband and I are now relieved and look very positive to the future.
The method has already started to show its effects, and my son got the best result in his class in the recent tests.
He has more self esteem now and a happier children even in 3 weeks.
I suggest this method to everyone who thinks they have ADD Children. Please also note that we do not use any medication with my son!!!.
Our son's official "diagnosis" if you will, is ADHD non-attentive type and Non verbal learning disorder. While fun and likeable (also smart) is still immature for his ten years. He had never once had a best friend in his class (his long-time best friend is in fourth grade). With the confidence and ability to control that he gained through our application of the nurtured heart techniques, he has made not one but fourfriends in the fifth grade class!!!! He's enthusiastic about school, was crushed not to have made "Responsibility Club" this week (homework snafu) - a problem of prosperity. His teachers have embraced the form I adapted from your book. It's come home everyday with feedback, and in fact the highest scores possible, each and every day (they love the form).
Like many parents, I have tried many, many angles to help our son. Nothing has worked in the past. Implementing the approaches in this book has changed our lives.
Just the author's explanation of "difficult" kids' behavior really rang true for me. Just thinking of the main ideas presented in those early chapters makes me feel more hopeful. Who knows how helpful it might be if I actually got around to finishing it?!
I learned about this book at a website for stressed-out parents. Parents at that site praised this book highly. I was somewhat skeptical, but decided to try it. I am very glad that I did, as it allowed me "re-frame'' my child's behavior in a more helpful way. Particularly if there are readers who worry that a parenting book will be too simple-minded or watered-down for them, I think this is a book worth trying.
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This approach really saved my relationship with my teenage girl. But I wish they would write a book that adress specificacly starting the program with a teen. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Maude
This is the best parenting book I've read, and it came in excellent conditionPublished 24 months ago by Becky Ackroyd
My child is RAD, ADHD, PTSD, CPD, BiPolar, and GAD. I've tried every child raising system I can find, and although some helped a bit, none worked long term, or showed continuous... Read morePublished on April 20 2004
MY TWO BOYS ARE NOT ADD NOR ADHD, BUT ARE STRONG WILLED AND THIS BOOK WAS VERY HELPFUL IN GIVING IDEAS TO BETTER HANDLE THEM AND THEIR "GROWING PAINS" HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!Published on Nov. 23 2003
I bought this book, and at the same time "Chaos to calm", and "The Explosive Child". We do not have an ADHD child, but the approach in this book worked wonders for our 4yr old... Read morePublished on Oct. 9 2003
Thanks Howie, I have just completed reading your book and speaking as a former Junior High School teacher every teacher in the world should have to attend your seminar. Read morePublished on March 29 2002 by Wilma Pierce
Howard sure does a great job with this book. Yes you will find some things repeated a lot but for someone like me, I need information to be repeated to make it 'stick in':) HE does... Read morePublished on March 5 2002 by Amazon Customer
My son was diagnosed ADHD (severe -- and I mean SEVERE), bipolar, and ODD (oppositional defiant disorder) nearly four years ago; shortly after he turned 7. Read morePublished on Jan. 18 2002 by CannedAm